Witchhammer Blu-Ray

Witchhammer Blu-Ray
Witchhammer transforms the horrific tale of a notorious 17th Century witch trial into a powerful allegory of life under totalitarian rule. In a small Czech village, an investigation into a simple superstition unleashes a tide of hysteria and cruelty, as Inquisitors exorcise their own greed and lust through gruesome torture and execution. The beautiful, stark cinematography of Witchhammer echoes both Bergman and Dreyer, and like Ken Russell's The Devils and Michael Reeves' Witchfinder General, the film transcends horror to create a chilling political fable, revealing power to be the ultimate weapon of evil.

Special Features
Presented From A New HD Re-Master And Transfer From Original Materials Held By The Czech National Film Archive, New And Exclusive Filmed Appreciation By Essayist And Critic Kat Ellinger And Film Historian Michael Brooke, The Light Penetrates The Dark (Svetlo Pronika Tmou, 1931) - Otakar Vavra's Experimental Short Film, 16-Page Booklet Featuring A New Essay On The Film By Editor And Journalist Samm Deighan, New And Improved English Subtitle Translation, World Premiere Release On Blu-Ray
Specifications
Aspect Ratio2.35:1
AudioCzech Dual Mono LPCM 2.0
BBFC15
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastVladimir Smeral, Elo Romancik, Josef Kemr
ColourBlack & White
DirectorOtakar Vavra
Discs1
FormatBlu-ray
FormatIncludes - Booklet
LanguageCzech
RegionBlu-Ray B
RegionBlu-Ray C
RegionBlu-Ray A
Released2017-10-30
Run Time107
Special Features
SubtitleEnglish
Year1970

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