Drama / Fantasy / Horror

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970) – Second Run Blu-ray

British label, Second Run, has announced the release of director Jaromil Jires’ Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970) on a new HD transfer Blu-ray. Stars Jaroslava Schallerová.

Delicate and decadent, Jaromil Jireš’ 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 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.

The upcoming release will feature a new HD transfer by the Czech National Film Archive, three early short films by director Jaromil Jireš, audio commentary and more! Region-Free.

Release date: January 27, 2020
Genre: Fantasy / Horror

  • Director: Jaromil Jires
  • Cast: Jaroslava Schallerová, Helena Anýzová, Petr Kopriva
  • Country: Czechoslovakia
  • Production Year: 1970
  • Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
  • Region: Free
  • Run Time: 73 minutes
  • Formats: Color; 1.37:1
  • Audio: English
  • Subtitle: English
  • AKA: Valerie a týden divu
  • Studio: Second Run (UK)

Special 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.
  • All-new Projection Booth audio commentary with Mike White, Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger.
  • 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 uncut 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

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970) trailer

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