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The Cremator

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$37.98 $34.18

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Available on April 21, 2020

 

 

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Studio: Criterion Collection
Director: Juraj Herz
Year: 1969
Format: DVD
Genre: Drama
Cast: Rudolf Hrusinsky
Original Language: Czech
Subtitle Language: English
Number of discs: 1
Street Date: 21-Apr-20
Runtime (minutes): 100

SKU: CC3136DDVD Categories: , ,

Description

Czechoslovak New Wave iconoclast Juraj Herz’s terrifying, darkly comic vision of the horrors of totalitarian ideologies stars a supremely chilling Rudolf Hrušínský as the pathologically morbid Karel Kopfrkingl, a crematorium director in 1930s Prague who believes fervently that death offers the only true relief from human suffering. When he is recruited by the Nazis, Kopfrkingl’s increasingly deranged worldview drives him to formulate his own shocking final solution. Blending the blackest of gallows humor with disorienting expressionistic flourishes—queasy point-of-view shots, distorting lenses, jarring quick cuts—the controversial, long-banned masterpiece The Cremator is one of cinema’s most trenchant and disturbing portraits of the banality of evil.

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
• New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
• High-definition digital transfer of The Junk Shop, director Juraj Herz’s 1965 debut short film
• Short documentary from 2011 featuring Herz visiting filming locations and recalling the production of The Cremator
• New interview with film programmer Irena Kovarova about the style of the film
• Documentary from 2017 about composer Zdeněk Liška featuring Herz, filmmakers Jan Švankmajer and the Quay Brothers, and others
• Interview with actor Rudolf Hrušínský from 1993
• Trailer
• New English subtitle translation
• PLUS: An essay by scholar Jonathan Owen

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