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The Fabulous Baron Munchausen


Directed by Karel Zeman

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Karel Zeman co-writes and directs this fantasy adventure starring Milos Kopecky as eccentric adventurer Baron Munchausen.

After coming across young astronaut Tonik (Rudolf Jelínek) on the moon, the Baron decides to take him back to Earth to meet a Sultan (Rudolf Hrusínsky) in 18th century Turkey. However, when Tonik then falls in love with one of the Sultan's prisoners, he and the Baron are forced to embark on a series of thrilling adventures.

The cast also includes Jana Brejchová, Karel Höger and Eduard Kohout.

  • The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1961) Presented from a new 4K restoration from original materials by the Karel Zeman Museum and the Czech National Film Archive
  • New and exclusive filmed appreciation by writer, editor and film historian Michael Brooke.
  • Karel Zeman and the World featurette
  • The Birth of a Film Legend featurette
  • Why Zeman Made the Film featurette
  • The Cast
  • Zeman's Special Effects Techniques
  • Karel Zeman: The Legend Continues featurette
  • Booklet featuring a new essay on the film by journalist and critic Graham Williamson
  • New and improved English subtitle translation.
  • Original Czech soundtrack in Dual Mono 24-bit LPCM audio
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SKU 5060114151185
Catalogue Number SECONDRUN117
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1962
Director Karel Zeman
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Second Run
Countries Czechoslovakia
Subtitles English
Language(s) Czech
Running time 84 min
DVD region 0
Certificate U
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