Jan Švankmajer: The Complete Short Films
Country of Origin:  Czechoslovakia
Production year: 1964
Director: Jan Švankmajer
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 5-035673-006320
Running time: 5:15 (315 Min.)
Casetype: Digipak, Slip Cover
Format: PAL, (Color, Black & White), 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: May 28, 2007
Collection type: Owned (#708)
Status: Available
Purchase date: March 30, 2010
Purchase price: Hidden
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Overview
Featuring all 26 entries in the official filmography, this is the world's first complete DVD edition of the short films by the legendary Czech Surrealist filmmaker-animator Jan Svankmajer. Technically and conceptually astonishing in their own right, these films are also as remarkable for their philosophical consistency as for their frequently mind-boggling imagery.

This package also includes a bonus short, Johanes Doktor Faust (1958), the longer cut of The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer (1984) with a new introduction by the Quay Brothers, the documentary Les Chimères des Svankmajer (2001), interviews with Jan and Eva Svankmajer and examples of their work in other media. There's also a chance to see some Svankmajer special effects, created when he was banned from directing his own films. A 54-page illustrated booklet includes full credits and detailed notes on each film by leading Svankmajer experts.
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Jan Švankmajer: The Complete Short Films
Jan Švankmajer: The Complete Short Films
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Genres
Animation
Television
Special Interest
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Ústrední pujcovna filmu
 • Krátký film Praha
 • Studio Jirího Trnky
Media Companies:
 • BFI [British Film Institute]
Audio format
Other  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Disc One
2Disc Two
3Bonus Materials
Features
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Interviews
 • Bonus short: 'Johannes Doktor Faust'; 56-page Booklet
Crew
 The Last Trick
Direction
Jan Švankmajer....Director
Writing
Jan Švankmajer....Writer
Production
Josef Soukup....Producer
Cinematography
Svatopluk Malý....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Milada Sádková....Film Editor
Music
Zdenek Šikola....Composer
Art
Jan Švankmajer....Art Director
 J.S.Bach - Fantasy in G Minor
Direction
Jan Švankmajer....Director
Writing
Jan Švankmajer....Writer
Production
Zdenek Novák....Producer
Cinematography
Svatopluk Malý....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Milada Sádková....Film Editor
Art
Jan Švankmajer....Production Designer
 A Game with Stones
Direction
Jan Švankmajer....Director
Writing
Jan Švankmajer....Writer
Production
A. Hans Puluj....Producer
Cinematography
Peter Puluj....Cinematographer
 Punch and Judy
Direction
J. Švankmajer....Director
Writing
J. Švankmajer....Writer
Production
J. Vanek....Producer
E. Kmínková....Producer
Cinematography
J. Šafár....Cinematographer
Film Editing
H. Lebdušková....Film Editor
H. Walachová....Film Editor
Music
Z. Liška....Composer
Art
J. Švankmajer....Art Director
 Et Cetera
Direction
Jan Švankmajer....Director
Writing
Jan Švankmajer....Writer
Production
Jirí Vanek....Producer
Cinematography
J. Šafár....Cinematographer
Film Editing
H. Lebdušková....Film Editor
Music
Zd. Liška....Composer
Art
Jan Švankmajer....Art Director
 Historia Naturae (Suita)
Direction
Jan Švankmajer....Director
Writing
Jan Švankmajer....Writer
Production
Antonín Vanek....Producer
Cinematography
Zdenek Šibrava....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Milada Sádková....Film Editor
Music
Zdenek Liška....Composer
Art
Jan Švankmajer....Art Director
 The Garden
Direction
J. Švankmajer....Director
Writing
I. Kraus....Original Material By
J. Švankmajer....Screenwriter
Cinematography
Sv. Malý....Cinematographer
Film Editing
M. Sádková....Film Editor
Sound
J. Kindermann....Sound
Art
E. Švankmajerová....Costume Designer
 The Flat
Direction
J. Švankmajer....Director
Writing
J. Švankmajer....Writer
Production
J. Vanek....Producer
E. Kmínková....Producer
Cinematography
S. Malý....Cinematographer
Film Editing
H. Walachová....Film Editor
Music
Z. Liška....Composer
 Picnic with Weissmann
Direction
J. Švankmajer....Director
Writing
J. Švankmajer....Screenwriter
Production
A. H. Puluj....Producer
Cinematography
P. Puluj....Cinematographer
 A Quiet Week in the House
Direction
J. Švankmajer....Director
Writing
J. Švankmajer....Writer
Production
J. Vanek....Producer
E. Kmínková....Producer
Cinematography
S. Malý....Cinematographer
K. Suzan....Cinematographer
Film Editing
H. Lebdušková....Film Editor
Art
J. Švankmajer....Art Director
 Don Juan
Direction
J. Švankmajer....Director
Writing
J. Švankmajer....Screenwriter
Production
J. Soukup....Producer
Cinematography
S. Malý....Cinematographer
Film Editing
M. Sádková....Film Editor
Music
Zd. Liška....Composer
Art
J. Švankmajer....Art Director
 The Ossuary
Direction
J. Švankmajer....Director
Writing
J. Švankmajer....Writer
Production
J. Soukup....Producer
Cinematography
Sv. Malý....Cinematographer
Film Editing
M. Sádková....Film Editor
Music
Z. Liška....Composer
 Jabberwocky
Direction
Jan Švankmajer....Director
Writing
Jan Švankmajer....Screenwriter
Cinematography
B. Baromykin....Cinematographer
Film Editing
H. Lebdušková....Film Editor
Music
Z. Liška....Composer
Art
Jan Švankmajer....Production Designer
 Leonardo's Diary
Direction
J. Švankmajer....Director
Writing
J. Švankmajer....Screenwriter
Production
J. Vanek....Producer
Cinematography
J. Šafár....Cinematographer
Film Editing
H. Lebdušková....Film Editor
Music
Z. Liška....Composer
Art
V. Kladiva....Art Director
 The Castle of Otranto
Direction
J. Švankmajer....Director
Writing
Horace Walpole....Original Material By
J. Švankmajer....Screenwriter
Production
M. Šíchová....Producer
Cinematography
J. Šafár....Cinematographer
Film Editing
H. Lebdušková....Film Editor
Music
Z. Liška....Composer
Art
J. Švankmajer....Art Director
 The Fall fo the House of Usher
Direction
Jan Švankmajer....Director
Writing
Edgar Allan Poe....Original Material By
Jan Švankmajer....Screenwriter
Production
Viktor Mayer....Producer
Cinematography
Míla Špála....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Helena Lebdušková....Film Editor
Music
Jan Klusák....Composer
Art
Jan Švankmajer....Art Director
 Dimensions of Dialogue
Direction
Jan Švankmajer....Director
Writing
Jan Švankmajer....Writer
Production
Klára Stoklasová....Producer
Cinematography
Vladimír Malík....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Helena Lebdušková....Film Editor
Music
Jan Klusák....Composer
Art
Jan Švankmajer....Art Director
 Down to the Cellar
Direction
Jan Švankmajer....Director
Writing
Jan Švankmajer....Writer
Production
Eduard Galbavý....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Juraj Galvánek....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Peter Benovský....Film Editor
Sound
Ing. Ivo Špalj....Sound
Art
Jan Švankmajer....Art Director
 The Pendulum, the Pit and Hope
Direction
Jan Švankmajer....Director
Writing
E.A.Poe....Original Material By
V. de l'Isle-Adam....Original Material By
Jan Švankmajer....Screenwriter
Production
M.Kubricht....Producer
K.Stoklasová....Producer
Cinematography
Miloslav Špála....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Helena Lebdušková....Film Editor
Art
Jan Švankmajer....Art Director
 Virile Games
Direction
Jan Švankmajer....Director
Writing
Jan Švankmajer....Writer
Production
Vera Šašková....Producer
Cinematography
Miloslav Špála....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Vera Benešová....Film Editor
Sound
Ing. Ivo Špalj....Sound
Art
Jan Švankmajer....Art Director
 Another Kind of Love
Direction
Jan Švankmajer....Director
Writing
Jan Švankmajer....Writer
Production
Jaromír Kallista....Producer
Cinematography
Svatopluk Malý....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Marie Zemanová....Film Editor
Music
Hugh Cornwell....Song Writer
Art
Jan Švankmajer....Art Director
 Meat Love
Direction
Jan Švankmajer....Director
Writing
Jan Švankmajer....Writer
Production
Jaromír Kallista....Producer
Cinematography
Svatopluk Malý....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Marie Zemanová....Film Editor
Sound
ing. Ivo Špalj....Sound
Art
Jan Švankmajer....Art Director
Veronika Hrubá....Art Director
Svetlana Glaserová....Art Director
 Darkness-Light-Darkness
Direction
Jan Švankmajer....Director
Writing
Jan Švankmajer....Writer
Production
Alena Detáková....Producer
Cinematography
Miloslav Špála....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Vera Benešová....Film Editor
Sound
ing. Ivo Špalj....Sound
Art
Jan Švankmajer....Art Director
 Flora
Direction
Jan Švankmajer....Director
Writing
Jan Švankmajer....Writer
Production
Jaromír Kallista....Producer
Cinematography
Svatopluk Malý....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Marie Zemanová....Film Editor
Art
Jan Švankmajer....Art Director
 The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia
Direction
Jan Švankmajer....Director
Writing
Jan Švankmajer....Writer
Production
Keith Griffiths....Executive Producer
Michael Havas....Executive Producer
Jaromír Kallista....Producer
Cinematography
Svatopluk Malý....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Marie Zemanová....Film Editor
Sound
Ivo Špalj....Sound
Art
Jan Švankmajer....Production Designer
 Food
Direction
Jan Švankmajer....Director
Writing
Jan Švankmajer....Writer
Production
Jaromír Kallista....Producer
Keith Griffiths....Executive Producer
Michael Havas....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Martin Procházka....Cinematographer
Svatopluk Malý....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Marie Zemanová....Film Editor
Sound
ing. Ivo Špalj....Sound
Art
Jirí Budín....Make-up Artist
Jan Švankmajer....Production Designer
Cast
 The Last Trick
J. Procházka
J. Herz
B. Vrbecká
E. Švankmajerová
J. Jakoubek
K. Rehorek
 J.S.Bach - Fantasy in G Minor
Jirí Ropek....Organ player
 Punch and Judy
J. Procházka
N. Munzarová
B. Šrámek
 The Garden
J. Hálek
L. Kopriva
M. Myslíková
V. Borovicka
F. Husák
 The Flat
I. Kraus
J. Herz
 A Quiet Week in the House
V. Borovicka
 Don Juan
Fr. Filipovský.... (voice)
V. Kuschmitz
M. Krajník
J. Podsedník
M. Volková
 The Castle of Otranto
Miloš Frýba....Miloš Frýba
Jaroslav Vozáb....Jaroslav Vozáb
 The Fall fo the House of Usher
Petr Cepek....Povídku cte (voice)
 Down to the Cellar
Monika Belo-Cabanová
Olga Vronská
Alexander Letko
 The Pendulum, the Pit and Hope
Jan Žácek
 Virile Games
Miroslav Kuchar
 Another Kind of Love
Hugh Cornwell
 Food
Ludvík Šváb
Josef Fiala
Bedrich Glaser
Jan Kraus
Pavel Marek
Jaromír Kallista
Karel Hamr
Marie Zemanová
David Lhoták
Václav Livora