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. 
Colin Polonowski

Updated: Dec 09, 2019


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