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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:30 am 

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The first review of our FABULOUS BARON MUNCHAUSEN is in! Courtesy of SFX magazine:
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"Fans of Terry Gilliam will adore this... Dreamlike and jubilant, it's a film of pure, unfettered imagination"


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:12 am 
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It really is an extraordinary film. How many others can be reliably identified from a single random freeze-frame even if you've only ever seen a handful of stills?

It was fascinating working on Karel Zeman and Ray Harryhausen projects back to back, as they emphasised the differences between the two men as much as the similarities: for all his fantastical creatures, the treatment in Harryhausen's films is always broadly "realistic", but Zeman is colonising his own special planet where absolutely everything is made to bend to his will. It's no surprise that Terry Gilliam and Tim Burton are such rabid fans - Zeman must have achieved pretty much their ideal situation of working in close to total creative freedom (one of the reasons he preferred to stay in remote Zlín rather than move to Prague's Barrandov studios) while still managing to get the necessary backing.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:02 am 
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My copy has just arrived, and I'm delighted to be able to confirm that the vast majority of the extras are in HD, including the 102-minute Zeman doc.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:09 am 

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Full details of our FABULOUS BARON MUNCHAUSEN release now up at our website


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:01 pm 
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DVD Beaver. It would be fair to say that he quite likes it.

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This is an incredible release - Second Run's best to date and because it is region FREE - any Blu-ray aficionado can own. This has our highest recommendation - a masterpiece film, in 4K restoration - looking outstanding and a bevy of great extras. What's not to love. Buy with joy!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:48 am 
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Front Row Reviews.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:00 am 

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"This is a film that needs to be seen to believed... it's the sort of film Wes Anderson, Terry Gilliam and Ray Harryhausen would make if they spent a few months together taking a lot of hallucinogenic drugs. Wildly inventive, hugely entertaining and eye-poppingly stylised, it's an incredible film that could easily become a personal favourite."
Blueprint Review


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:13 pm 

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"The Fabulous Baron Munchausen is an absolute wonder to behold: decidedly out of step in its time or any other cinematic era, except maybe alongside the phantasmagorias of Georges Méliès... It’s a one-of-a-kind cinematic experience"
Ian Schultz's 5-star rave at Psychotronic Cinema


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:02 am 

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"This is one of the greatest, most enchanting fantasy films ever made, and it’s never looked or sounded better."
Graham Rickson reviews at The Arts Desk


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:17 am 

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"The restored 4K-sourced transfer is absolutely stunning with very fine detail, gorgeous colors, and a convincingly rich, cinematic appearance that will have you freeze framing frequently just to admire the visual intricacy on display "
Mondo Digital


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:04 am 

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DVD Compare


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