With its stunning visuals and transcendent score by the great Luboš Fišer, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders is a potent mix of fairy tale, horror and surrealism, drawing the audience into the fantastical world inhabited by a young girl on the threshold of adulthood.
Caught between waking and dreaming, Valerie’s enchanted realm is inhabited by vampires and phantasmagorical creatures evoked in a marvellous kaleidoscope of intoxicating imagery. Haunting and poetic, the film casts a powerful spell. Recognised as one of the most enduring and influential fantasies ever made, it has become a cult classic.
Blu-ray Special Edition features:
• Presented from a brand new HD transfer of the film from original materials by the Czech National Film Archive.
• All-new Projection Booth audio commentary with Mike White, Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger.
• Audio commentary with Peter Hames and Daniel Bird.
• Filmed introduction by Michael Brooke.
• Interview with actor Jaroslava Schallerová (Valerie).
• Three acclaimed short films by Jaromil Jireš:
– Uncle (Strejda, 1959 / 6 mins)
– Footprints (Stopy, 1960 / 21 mins) – full length version.
– The Hall of Lost Footsteps (Sál ztracených kroků, 1960 / 12 mins) – with original colour sequences.
• 24-page booklet featuring writing by Peter Hames and Joseph A. Gervasi
• New and improved English subtitle translation.
• Region free Blu-ray (A/B/C)
• Language: Czech
• Subtitles: English
• Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
• Video: BD50 / 1080p / 24fps
• Audio: 2.0 Stereo LPCM (48k/24-bit)
• Region A/B/C (Region Free)