Presented from a glorious new 4K restoration, Second Run are delighted to follow their hugely popular releases of The Fabulous Baron Munchausen and Invention for Destruction by the visionary Czech animator and filmmaker Karel Zeman, with his groundbreaking work of fantasy: Journey to the Beginning of Time.
Described as the ‘Czech Méliès’, Zeman has been a profound influence on generations of film artists from Jan Švankmajer to Tim Burton, the Quay Brothers to Terry Gilliam and Wes Anderson. His innovations in the use of live-action and animation mark him as one of the great masters of 20th Century fantasy cinema, alongside his more celebrated Western counterparts Willis O’Brien, George Pal and Ray Harryhausen.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
• Journey to the Beginning of Time presented from a brand new 4K restoration of the film from original materials.
• The alternative English-dubbed version: a feature-length reconstruction of the US release cut with alternate credits, opening and end sequences.
• A new appreciation by filmmaker and animator John Stevenson, director of Kung Fu Panda.
• The Making of Journey to the Beginning of Time.
• Restoring the World of Fantasy featurette.
• Image gallery.
• 20-page booklet featuring a new essay by film historian Michael Brooke.
• Region free Blu-ray (A/B/C)
• UK premiere on Blu-ray