Valerie and Her Week of Wonders coming to a new Blu-ray special edition in January
Second Run have announced a brand new special edition Blu-ray release of Jaromil Jireš Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (Valerie a týden divů) for 27th January 2020.
Enchanting and sensual, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders mixes horror, fairytale, surrealism and Freudian symbolism to depict the phantasmagorical world inhabited by a young girl on the threshold of adulthood. Haunting and dreamlike, the film is a work of pure imagination, and has become a cult classic.
With its stunning visuals and a remarkable, transcendent score by the great Luboš Fišer, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders casts a powerful spell and is one of the most enduring and influential fantasies ever made.
Presented from a brand new HD transfer of the film from original materials by the Czech National Film Archive.
- Audio commentary with Peter Hames and Daniel Bird.
- The Projection Booth audio commentary with Mike White, Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger.
- Filmed introduction by Michael Brooke.
- Interview with actor Jaroslava Schallerová.
- Three acclaimed short films by Jaromil Jireš:
- Uncle (Strejda, 1959)
- Footprints (Stopy, 1960)
- The Hall of Lost Footsteps (Sál ztracených kroků, 1960)
- Booklet featuring writing by Peter Hames and Joseph A. Gervasi
- New and improved English subtitle translation.