The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1962) Baron Prásil [Restored]

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The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1962) Baron Prásil [Restored]

The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1962)
BDRip 1080p | MKV | 1472x1080 | x264 @ 11,5 Mbps | 84 min | 6,92 Gb
Audio: Čeština AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Director: Karel Zeman
Writers: Jirí Brdecka (dialogue), Gottfried August Bürger (book)
Stars: Milos Kopecký, Rudolf Jelínek, Jana Brejchová

In The Fabulous Baron Munchausen, Karel Zeman conjures the adventures of the legendary, boastful baron, whose whirlwind exploits take him from the moon to eighteenth-century Turkey to the belly of a whale and beyond. A kaleidoscopic marvel that blends live action with techniques including stop-motion, cutout collage, puppetry, painted backdrops, and antique tinting, Zeman’s film is an exhilarating visual delight and a warmhearted whirl through a bygone age too entrancing to have existed.

I don't see how anyone will ever top Karel Zeman's version of this story. It's unfortunate that it is so difficult to find. It has a beautiful score and the execution of the animation and visual effects are flawless. Zeman's artwork is quite amazing and is the grandfather of the look in films that was yet to come with the advent of CGI. He combines animation, matte paintings and stop-motion puppets to create the world of Baron Prasil or Baron Munchausen. I managed to get a copy but it is not dubbed or subtitled into English but that's okay because in a Karel Zeman movie, the visuals ARE the story so you can probably figure out what is happening without understanding the dialogue. Some people consider this to be Zeman's finest film. I have a hard time deciding if I like this one better than INVENTION OF DESTRUCTION or JOURNEY TO PRIMEVAL AGES. In any case, it's a remarkable and unique film so catch it if you can.
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The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1962) Baron Prásil [Restored]

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