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.

Features:

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)
  • Trailer
  • Booklet featuring writing by Peter Hames and Joseph A. Gervasi
  • New and improved English subtitle translation.
  • Blu-ray

For a full list of all upcoming releases for you to buy to own you can check out our 4K Blu-ray release schedule, Blu-ray release schedule and DVD release schedule.


Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
Dir: Jaromil Jires | Cast: Helena Anýzová, Jaroslava Schallerová, Jirí Prýmek, Petr Kopriva | Writers: Ester Krumbachová (screenplay), Jaromil Jires (screenplay), Jirí Musil (dialogue), Vítezslav Nezval (novel)

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