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Title The collected shorts of Jan Svankmajer / directed by Jan Svankmajer.

Published Brooklyn, N.Y. : KimStim ; [New York, N.Y.] : Kino on Video [distributor], 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store DVD  791.4375 COLL MJ28  disc 1 region 1    AVAILABLE
 UniM Store DVD  791.4375 COLL MJ28  disc 2 region 1    AVAILABLE
Physical description 2 videodiscs (153 minutes) : sound, colour and black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert.
Series KimStim collection.
KimStim collection.
Notes Special features: v.1. Selected artwork; trailer for "Little Otik"; poem, "Economical suicide"; biographical sketch; filmography; alphabetical title index. v.2. BBC documentary: "Animator of Prague"; poem "In the cellar"; biographical sketch; filmography; alphabetical title index. Print essay: "Filmmaker as Alchemist"
Vol. 1 includes short films from 1965-1980, vol. 2 includes short films from 1982-1992; most made for divisions of Krátký Film Praha.
Originally released 1965-1992.
Collective title from container.
Features: essay "Filmmaker as alchemist", BBC documentary: Animator of Prague, selected Jan Svankmajer artwork, biography, filmography, poems.
Contents Disk 1. The fall of the house of Usher (1980) ; A game with stones (1965) ; Et cetera (1966) ; Punch and Judy = Rakvickarna (1966) ; The flat (1968) ; Picnic with Weissman (1969) ; A quiet week in the house (1969) -- Disk 2. Dimensions of dialogue (1982) ; Down to the cellar (1983) ; The pendulum, the pit and the hope (1983) ; Meat love (1988) ; Flora (1989) ; The death of Stalinism in Bohemia (1990) ; Food (1992).
Summary "Utilizing a delirious combination of puppets, humans, stop-motion animation and live action, Svankmajer's films conjure up a dreamlike universe that is at once dark, macabre, witty and perversely visceral. This is a collection of short works"--Container.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System notes DVD, Dolby digital stereo.
Language notes In Czech and English with English subtitles.
Other author Švankmajer, Jan, 1934-
KimStim, Inc.
Subject Švankmajer, Jan, 1934-
Motion pictures, Czechoslovakian.
Foreign films -- Czech Republic.
Short films.
Variant Title Jan Svankmajer.
Collective title on menu screen: Jan Svankmajer shorts.
Other title Animator of Prague.
Publisher Number KS2025 Kino on Video