The Firemans Ball Blu-Ray + DVD

The Firemans Ball Blu-Ray + DVD
It's the annual fireman's ball in a small Czech town, and the organisers decide to liven up the usually dull event with a raffle and a beauty contest. But with the former plagued by thievery and the latter by bribery, the event rapidly descends into farce - and that's before a fire breaks out... The last film that Milo Forman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest, Amadeus) made in his native country and language, The Firemen's Ball is a sparkling comedy that's also one of the best showcases of the director's uncanny ability to extract flawless performances out of an entirely non-professional cast largely made up of actual fireman. It was nominated for an Oscar, but the Czech Communist authorities were so convinced that it was a satirical allegory about official incompetence that the film was officially "banned forever", or at least until the 1989 Velvet Revolution. It's now regarded as one of the greatest of all Czech films.

Special Features
4K Digital Restoration From The Czech National Film Archive, Supervised By Original Cinematographer Miroslav Ondricek, High Definition Blu-Ray (1080P) And Standard Definition Dvd Presentation Of The Film, Original Czech Soundtrack In Uncompressed Mono 1.0 Pcm Audio, Optional English Subtitles, Appreciation By Czech Film Expert David Sorfa, Archive Interviews With Director Milos Forman, Co-Writer Ivan Passer And Cinematographer Miroslav Ondricek, New Wave Faces: Michael Brooke Salutes The Non-Professional Actors Who Made An Indelible Impression On 1960S Czech Cinema, Reversible Sleeve Featuring A Choice Of Artwork From The Original Release
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.37:1
AudioCzech Mono 1.0
BBFCPG
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastJan Vostrcil,Josef Sebánek,Josef Valnoha
ColourColour
DirectorMilos Forman
Discs2
FormatDVD
FormatBlu-ray
HOH (Hard of Hearing)No
LanguageCzech
RegionBlu-Ray B
RegionBlu-Ray C
RegionDVD 0
RegionBlu-Ray A
Released2015-10-12
Run Time73
Special Features
SubtitleEnglish
Year1967

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