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 Post subject: 89 A Jester's Tale
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:54 am 
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Karel Zeman's 1964 fantasy confirmed as a 2014 release in Second Run's latest newsletter - "a new restoration" is promised.


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 Post subject: Re: A Jester's Tale
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:21 pm 

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I have the 2-disc Filmexport DVD set of this whimsical, frequently startling, film. It's not in bad shape, though it could always be improved, and I look forward to seeing the new restoration - (unless this Filmexport transfer is actually the one being regarded as 'new'!). With luck, some (all?) of the copious, sadly Czech-only extras, will be subtitled and ported across. The more Zeman available, the better! - I'm currently awaiting delivery of the first 3 DVDs in the recent 'Karel Zeman Film Club' editions, and I'm hoping more will be announced soon. Does anyone think there's any chance of a 'Bláznova kronika'/'A Jester's Tale' Blu-ray release?


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 Post subject: Re: A Jester's Tale
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:32 pm 
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Well, Second Run's Ikarie XB-1 was a noticeable advance on the Filmexport edition (I ran both side by side for comparison).


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 Post subject: Re: A Jester's Tale
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:18 pm 
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I'm going to pre-order this so hard.


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 Post subject: Re: A Jester's Tale
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:51 pm 
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Any Zeman news is good news. I hope SR have the good fortune of including a short or two. Either way they seem to be somehow getting better lately.


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 Post subject: Re: A Jester's Tale
PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:19 pm 
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I saw this movie about 10 years ago at the MFA in Boston- in a double feature with Ikarie XB-1 (both films are written by Pavel Juráček.) Really good, and I'll echo knives' remark about Zeman news.


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 Post subject: Re: A Jester's Tale
PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:57 am 
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What A Disgrace wrote:
I'm going to pre-order this so hard.

Amazon. (Release date: August 25th.)


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 Post subject: Re: A Jester's Tale
PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:14 am 
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 Post subject: Re: A Jester's Tale
PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:11 am 
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Very nice cover!


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 Post subject: Re: A Jester's Tale
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:09 pm 

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Hi, just registered to say how amazing it is to finally see this film being released here in the UK :)
But also, I wanted to ask if Second Run have any future plans to release any other Karel Zimen films?
The Fabulous Baron Prasil is definitely one to be considered as that film has the most intelligent special effects I've ever seen, as well as influencing Terry Gilliam to make his Baron Muchausen.

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 Post subject: Re: A Jester's Tale
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:15 am 

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No plans for more Zeman at the moment - but we would love to, so not to say that won't happen in the future...


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 Post subject: Re: A Jester's Tale
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:56 am 

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MovieMail review by Graeme Hobbs


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 Post subject: Re: A Jester's Tale
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:22 am 

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Full details of this release now up at our website


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 Post subject: Re: A Jester's Tale
PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:47 am 

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"What I want to impart is that if you live in the U.S. and have a foreign-region DVD player, this disc is, I think, the reason you have that player. Jester's Tale is a miraculous watch." says Glenn Kenny


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 Post subject: Re: A Jester's Tale
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:25 pm 

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http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/dvd_revi ... s_tale.htm


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 Post subject: Re: A Jester's Tale
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:48 pm 
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Mondo Digital.


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 Post subject: Re: A Jester's Tale
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Electric Sheep


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:57 am 

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Close-Up Film


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 Post subject: Re: A Jester's Tale
PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:32 am 
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The Digital Fix.


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 Post subject: Re: A Jester's Tale
PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:59 pm 

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A 5-star review from Jonathan Owen at The Arts Shelf


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 Post subject: Re: A Jester's Tale
PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:32 am 

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Tom Birchenough at The Arts Desk


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 Post subject: Re: A Jester's Tale
PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:27 pm 

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The Geek Show


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 Post subject: Re: A Jester's Tale
PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:05 pm 

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"Once in a while there is a home entertainment release that pulls out of the cinematic shadows a classic entry in the story of film that is ripe for re-discovery or for the most part, one would suspect, discovery... It is a magical film with an abundance of charm and features a near perfect ending that if it doesn’t draw a smile and sense of satisfaction, signals a need to re-discover your inner child."
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 Post subject: Re: A Jester's Tale
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:45 am 
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Observer (Philip French)


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 Post subject: Re: A Jester's Tale
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:07 pm 

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"In case I've not made myself perfectly clear, I absolutely adored A Jester's Tale, to the extent that hunting out more of Karel Zeman's work has now become my number one priority" says Slarek at Cine Outsider


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