Call number: DVD-5553


VÁVRA, Otakar
Kladivo na čarodějnice [Witchhammer] [Witches' Hammer]

Filmové Studio Barrandov, 1969
Producer: Jaroslav Solnička
Screenplay: Otakar Vávra, Ester Krumbachová, based on the novel by Václav Kaplický and on court records from witch trials, 1678-1695
Photography: Josef Illík
Production design: Ester Krumbachová, Karel Skvor
Music: Jiří Srnka
Editor: Antonín Zelenka
Sound: František Strangmüller
Costume design: Jarmila Konecná

Kryštof Alois Lautner	        Elo Romančík	 	
Jindřich František 
  Boblig of Edelstadt		Vladimír Šmeral	 	
Zuzana Voglicková	        Soňa Valentová	 	
Ignác		                Josef Kemr	 	
Maryna	                        Lola Skrbková	 	
Dorota Groerová	                Jiřina Štěpničková	
Davidka	                        Marie Nademlejnská	 	
Tobiásová	                Miriam Kantorková	 	
Sattler	                        Lubor Tokoš	 	
Sattlerová	                Blazěna Holišová	 	
Líza		                Jaroslava Obermaierová	 	
Parish Priest König	        Jiří Holý	 	
Hutter		                Rudolf Krátký 	
Winkler	                        Čestmír Řanda	 	
Countess de Galle	        Blanka Waleská	 	
Bishop		                Martin Růžek	 	
Count Sternberg	                Josef Bláha	 	
Parish Priest Schmidt	        Eduard Cupák	 	
Reeve		                Ilja Prachař	 	
Secretary	                Gustav Opočenský	 	
Monk		                Václav Lohniský	 	
Vinarský	                Štěpán Zemánek	 	
Jakl		                František Holar	 	
Zeidler	                        Zdeněk Kryzánek	 	
Dr Mayer	                Miloš Willig	 	
Florian	                        Josef Mixa	 	
Hetman	                        Josef Elsner
107 minutes
In Czech with optional English subtitles

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VÁVRA, Otakar
Světlo proniká tmou [The Light Penetrates the Dark]

1931
Photography: František Pilát

4 minutes 35 seconds
Czech titles without subtitles

Blu ray disc
Region code A, B, C
Aspect ratio 2.35:1
Languages Optional English subtitles
Features Presented from a new HD re-master and transfer from original materials held by the Czech National Film Archive
'The Womb of Woman is the Gateway to Hell', an appreciation by Kat Ellinger, 2017, produced by Michael Brooke, 22 minutes 21 seconds, in English
Světlo proniká tmou (The Light Penetrates the Dark), 1931, directed by Otakar Vávra (for details see above)
16-page booklet featuring a new essay on the film by Samm Deighan and director Otakar Vávra on Witchhammer
Source Second Run, BD 008

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