Jan Svankmajer - The Complete Short Films
Featuring all 26 entries in Jan Svankmajer’s official filmography, this is the world’s first complete DVD edition of the short films by the legendary Czech Surrealist filmmaker-animator. Technically and conceptually astonishing in their own right, these films are also as remarkable for their philosophical consistency as for their frequently mind-boggling imagery.
This package also includes a bonus short, ‘Johanes Doktor Faust’ (1958), the longer cut of ‘The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer’ with a new introduction by the Quay Brothers, the documentary ‘Les Chimeres des Svankamajer (2001), interviews Jan and Eva Svankmajer and examples of their work in other media. There’s also a chance to see some Svankmajer special effects, created when he was banned from directing his own films. A 54-page illustrated booklet includes full credits and detailed notes on each film by leading Svankmajer experts.