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Marketa Lazarova

Spine #661

Jun 18, 2013

Number of Discs: 1

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Czech PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

Marketa Lazarova

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Directed By: Frantisek Vlácil
Licensor: Bonton Ateliery Zlin

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In its home country, Frantisek Vlácil's Marketa Lazarová has been hailed as the greatest Czech film ever made; for many U.S. viewers, it will be a revelation. Based on a novel by Vladislav Vancura, this stirring and poetic depiction of a feud between two rival medieval clans is a fierce, epic, and meticulously designed evocation of the clashes between Christianity and paganism, humankind and nature, love and violence. Vlácil's approach was to re-create the textures and mentalities of a long-ago way of life, rather than to make a conventional historical drama, and the result is dazzling. With its inventive widescreen cinematography, editing, and sound design, Marketa Lazarová is an experimental action film.

  • New interviews with actors Magda Vásáryová, Ivan Palúch, and Vlastimil Harapes and costume designer Theodor Pistek
  • New interviews with film historian Peter Hames and journalist and critic Antonín Liehm


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