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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:53 am 
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On watching it last night I can justify the praise for the film and disc lives up to any review here. I think you hit the nail on the head MichaelB with stating that while the other two major Munchausen film adaptations are not weak, this ones lives up and does not feel like a product of its time that requires a bit of giving. It really can bowl you over! Going to dig through the extras tonight.

Bring on Vynález zkázy!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:31 am 
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Banasa wrote:
Bring on Vynález zkázy!

Fingers crossed! But I'd now be very very surprised if we didn't see that emerging at some point: Baron Munchausen was at least partly a test to see if there was any appetite for Zeman on BD in the UK, and the answer could hardly have been a more resounding yes - and much louder than I suspect Second Run dared hope.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:33 am 
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That's great to hear! I hope the short Inspirace makes it on a future release as well.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:49 pm 

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For those who couldn't make it or missed the screening the other night at London's ICA cinema, here's Terry Gilliam introducing Zeman's THE FABULOUS BARON MUNCHAUSEN...


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:55 am 

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"For someone like me who’s still gradually recovering from a lifetime of Disney brainwashing about how to crossbreed animation and live-action, all of which has kept me from encountering the special brilliance of Czech fantasist Karel Zeman, Second Run’s multifaceted, multi-region Blu-ray of The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1961) is a treasure chest of enlightenment about his life, career, studio, and intricate methodologies. Quite apart from the feature itself, which combines animation with live-action in personal and ingenious ways that the Disney folk have never dreamed about, with heavy doses of both Jules Verne and Gustave Doré, there’s a fascinating feature-length documentary, Film Adventurer Karl Zeman (2015), and no less than eight shorts featuring mostly highlights from the documentary, including reverential soundbites from Tim Burton and Terry Gilliam"
Jonathan Rosenbaum's 'Global Discoveries on DVD' at Cinema Scope


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