The cremator
DVD
2020
2 available of 2 items

Karl Kopfrkingl works at a stately crematorium in Prague. Obsessed with his duties, he believes he is liberating the souls of the departed. With Nazi forces gathering at the Czech border, Karl descends into a mania that allows him to wholly enact his disturbed beliefs.

Item Details
Series:
Criterion collection
Criterion collection ; 1032
Criterion collection ; 1032 [DVD].
Subjects:
Cremation -- Fiction.
Crematoriums -- Czech Republic -- Fiction.
Insanity (Law) -- Czech Republic -- Fiction.
Genre:
Comedy films.
Dark comedy films.
Feature films.
Foreign films.
Motion pictures, Czech.
Other Authors:
Chramostová, Vlasta, 1926- actor.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Fuks, Ladislav, actor.
Herz, Juraj, 1934- film director.
Hrušínský, Rudolf, 1946- actor.
Prachař, Ilja, 1924-2005, actor.
Stehnová, Jana, actor.
ISBN:
9781681436944
9780788608018
Edition:
Two-DVD special edition.
Description:
2 videodiscs (100 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 inches.
digital optical surround Dolby Digital monaural
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating: Not rated.
Other Title:
Original title: Spalovac mrtvol
Notes:
Title from container.
Special edition features: The junk shop, director Juraj Herz's 1950 debut short film; short documentary from 2011; new interview with film programmer Irena Kovarova about the style of the film; documentary from 2017 about composer; interview with actor Rudolf Hrusinsky from 1993; trailer; plus an essay by scholar Jonathan Owen.
Rudolf Hrusinsky, Vlasta Chramostova, Ilja Prachar, Jana Stehnova.
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital monaural.
For private home use only.
Czech audio; English subtitles.
Contents:
Disc 1. The cremator (DVD).
Disc 2. Bonus disc (DVD).
Publisher or Distributor Number:
CC3136D
Link to PAC
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