Call number: DVD-5554


ZEMAN, Karel
Baron Prášil [Baron Munchausen] [The Fabulous Baron Munchausen]

Krátký Film, Filmové Studio Gottwaldov, 1961
Screenplay: Karel Zeman, from motifs of Gottfried August Bürger and Gustave Doré
Dialogue: Jiří Brdečka, Josef Kainar
Photography: Jiří Tarantík
Production design: Karel Zeman
Music: Zdeněk Liška
Choreography: Jiří Němeček

Baron Prášil	        Miloš Kopecký
Tonik		        Rudolf Jelínek
Princess Bianca	        Jana Brejchová
Cyrano		        Karel Höger
General Ellemerle	Eduard Kohout
Ship's Captain	        Jan Werich
Admiral		        Bohuš Záhorský
The Sultan	        Rudolf Hrušínský
Enemy General	        Miloslav Holub
Pirate Captain	        František Šlégr
Adjutant	        Karel Effa
Spanish General	        Josef Hlinomaz
Nicole		        Zdeněk Hodr
Barbicain	        Richard Záhorský
Ardan		        Otto Šimánek
Chess Player	        Miroslav Homola
Sailor		        Václav Trégl
Court Dancer	        Naděžda Blažíčková
Narration	        Jiří Brdečka
85 minutes
In Czech with optional English subtitles

AND

Filmovy dobrodruh Karel Zeman [Film Adventurer Karel Zeman]
Česká televize, Punk Film, Prokouk Production, with the support of Státní fond kinematografie České republiky, The City of Zlín, in co-operation with the Karel Zeman Museum, 2015
Director: Tomáš Hodan
Producer Punk Film: Ondřej Beránek
Executive producer Česká televize: Pavel Plešák
Executive producer Punk Film: Ondřej Beránek
Co-producer: Ludmila Zeman
Co-producer Česká televize: Kamila Zlatuškova
Co-producers Prokouk Production: Ludmila Zeman, Linda Zeman-Špálený
Script: Ludmila Zeman, Tomáš Hodan, Ondřej Beránek
Photography: David Cysar
Production design: Martin Polak
Narrator: Mícheál Úa Séaghaha
With the participation of Ludmila Zemanová, Terry Gilliam, Tim Burton, Kôji Yamamura, Tony Dalton, Kamil Fila, Petr Herrmann, Zdeněk Hustak, Karel Hutěčka, Zdeněk Krupa, Josef Lukás, Boris Masník, Kôsei Ono, Michal Pospíšil, Valentina Thielová, Emília Vásáryová, Magda Vášáryová, Zdeněk Ostrčil, Paul Wells, Tony Dalton, Zdeněk Musták, Emil Horvath, Karel Smyczek, Rock Demmers

102 minutes
English version, in Czech and English with English subtitles for the Czech

Blu ray disc
Region code All
Aspect ratio 1.37:1
Languages Optional English subtitles
Features Presented from a new 4K restoration of the film
Filmovy dobrodruh Karel Zeman (Film Adventurer Karel Zeman), 2015 (for details see above)
'Baron Munchausen: Facts and Fibs', 2017, 36 minutes 11 seconds, an appreciation by Michael Brooke
'The birth of a film legend', 5 minutes, 10 seconds, in Czech with English subtitles
'Karel Zeman and the World', 5 minutes, 5 seconds, in Czech with English subtitles
'Why Zeman Made the Film', 3 minutes 46 seconds, in Czech with English subtitles
'The Cast', 2 minutes 23 seconds, in Czech with English subtitles
'Zeman's Special Effects Techniques', 1 minute, 49 seconds, no dialogue
'Karel Zeman, the Legend Continues' 3 minutes 30 seconds, in Czech with English subtitles
Trailer, 1 minute 40 seconds, in Czech with English subtitles
Museum Karel Zeman promo, 1 minute 17 seconds, no dialogue
16-page booklet featuring a new essay on the film by Graham Williamson.
New and improved English subtitle translation.
Source Second Run, BD 006

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