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Marketa Lazarova: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1967) / Region A
Marketa Lazarova: The Criterion Collection

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Marketa Lazarova: The Criterion Collection

In its native land, Frantisek Vlácil's Marketa Lazarová has been hailed as the greatest Czech film ever made; for many U.S. viewers, it will be a revelation. Based on a novel by Vladislav Vancura, this stirring and poetic depiction of a feud between two rival medieval clans is a fierce, epic, and meticulously designed evocation of the clashes between Christianity and paganism, humankind and nature, love and violence. Vlácil's approach was to re-create the textures and mentalities of a long-ago way of life, rather than to make a conventional historical drama, and the result is dazzling. With its inventive widescreen cinematography, editing, and sound design, Marketa Lazarová is an experimental action film.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Mar 20 2013
  • Production Year 1967
  • Empire SKU 1648718
  • UPC Code 715515107112
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging HD
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


New Interviews With Actors Magda Vasaryova, Ivan Paluch, and Vlastimil Harapes and Costume Designer Theodor Pistek
New Interviews With Film Historian Peter Hames and Journalist And Film Critic Antonin Liehm
In The Web Of Time: A Short Documentary From 1989 By Cinematographer Frantisek Uldrich, In Which Director Frantisek Vlacil Discusses His Filmmaking Process
Interview With Universal Production Partners Technical Director Ivo Marak About The Film's Restoration
Gallery Of Storyboards By Vlacil
Booklet Featuring Essays By Film Scholar Tom Gunning and Translator Alex Zucker and a 1969 Interview With Vlacil


  • Audio
    Czech Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Video
    Widescreen 2.35:1 B&W

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