Vlacil Boxshot
Czechoslovakia, 1967 / 1969 / 2003
Length / Main features: 425 minutes
Sound: Original mono (restored) /
Stereo 2.0 / 5.1 Dolby
Colour and Black & White
Original aspect ratio: 2.35:1 / 16.9 anamorphic / 1.33:1 full frame
Language: Czech
Subtitles: English On/Off
Region 0
RRP: £24.99
buyRelease Date: 13th Sept 2010
Second Run DVD 051
This Specially Priced 4-Disc DVD set comprises three poetic and haunting epics from this great visionary master of world cinema, and also exclusively includes the world DVD premiere of Tomáš Hejtmánek’s intimate documentary portrait of Vláčil, Sentiment.

4-Disc Set comprises:

Marketa Lazarová (1967) Vláčil's acknowledged masterpiece, a 13th-Century epic adapted from Vladislav Vančura’s original novel, was voted the greatest Czech film ever made. Impressively ambitious and multi-layered, it is the crowning achievement of Vláčil’s career and is one of the great cornerstones of world cinema.
The Valley of the Bees (1967) Vláčil’s strikingly composed film is a raw and powerful moral fable with themes of religious intolerance, corruption, sexuality and fundamentalism.
Adelheid (1969) Vláčil’s first colour film is a compelling and tragic love story,  an emotional tale of two lovers caught up in the bitter political and emotional aftermath of WWII.
Sentiment(2003) Hejtmánek's intimate documentary portrait of Vláčil was inspired by encounters with the great director and told through taped interviews, reconstructions of meetings with Vláčil, visits to film locations and Vláčil-inspired film sequences.
The result is one of the most unique and personal portraits of any artist – a collage of voices, sounds and images that evoke and celebrate Vláčil’s life and work.

Adelheid Stills
Special Features
• Sentiment: World Exclusive DVD presentation of this acclaimed documentary.

• New digital transfers with restored picture and sound.

• New and improved English subtitle translations.

• Booklets featuring essays by author and film programmer Peter Hames.







Marketa Lazarová:
“Marketa Lazarová is without a doubt the best historical film ever made anywhere” Film Quarterly
“A stunning work”  Variety

The Valley of the Bees:
"An incredibly beautiful, immensely powerful and complex
film. Philosophical and haunting, it grows ever more richer
with subsequent viewings"
DVD Outsider

"This magnificent Czech New Wave entry made me reflect on Paradjanov, Kurosawa, and especially Tarkovsky" DVD Beaver

"A profound analysis of the distortions caused by human ideology" Peter Hames

"An exquisite, engaging film"
The Digital Fix

"An effective tribute to one of cinema's supreme visual artists" Peter Hames

"Featuring a mesmerising performance by Jiří Kodet as Vláčil" Variety

An appraisal of Sentiment by LK Weston at DVD Outsider

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