Rent Inner Sanctums: Quay Brothers (2013)

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Rent Inner Sanctums: Quay Brothers (aka Inner Sanctums: Quay Brothers: The Collected Animated Films 1979-2013) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Since the late 1970's, the identical twin Quay Brothers have made a unique contribution to animation in general and the puppet film in particular. Filtering arcane visual, literary, musical, cinematic and philosophical influences through their own utterly distinctive sensibility, each Quay film rivets the attention through hypnotic control of décor, camera, lighting, music and movement, evoking half-remembered dreams, fascinating and yet deeply unsettling in turn.
This comprehensive set provides an overview of the Quays' career, containing twenty-four of their short films - three UK premieres and five world premieres - and also includes Christopher Nolan's new short documentary, Quay (2015), revealing the inner workings of the brothers studio.

The Films:
- Nocturna Artificialia (1979)
- The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer (1984)
- This Unnameable Little Broom (1985)
- Street of Crocodiles (1986)
- Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies (1988)
- Stille Nacht I: Dramolet (1988)
- Ex-Voto (1989)
- The Comb (1990)
- Anamorphosis (1991)
- The Calligrapher (Parts I, II, III) (1991)
- Stille Nacht II: Are We Still Married? (1992)
- Stille Nacht III: Tales from Vienna Woods (1993)
- Stille Nacht IV: Can't Go Wrong Without You (1994)
- In Absentia (2000)
- The Phantom Museum (2003)
- Songs for Dead Children (2003)
- Eurydice, She So Beloved (2007)
- Alice in Not so Wonderland (2007)
- Kinoteka Ident (2008)
- Inventorium of Traces (2009)
- Wonderwood for Comme des Garçons (2010)
- Maska (2010)
- Through the Weeping Glass (2011)
- Unmistaken Hands: Ex Voto F.H. (2013)
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Keith Griffiths, Lucie Conrad, Edward Waisnis, Marlena Lukasiak, Zbigniew Zmudzki
Voiced By:
Witold Scheybal, Joy Constaninides, Feliks Stawinski, Marlene Kaminsky, Billy Ray Gallion, Stephen Quay, Zenaida Yanowsky, Simon Keenlyside, Kenneth Tharp, Derek Jacobi, Marie Fury, César Sarachu, Magdalena Cielecka
Narrated By:
Witold Scheybal, Derek Jacobi
Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay, Keith Griffiths, David Spolum, Stanislaw Lem
Inner Sanctums: Quay Brothers: The Collected Animated Films 1979-2013
Anime & Animation, Children & Family, Documentary, Drama, Music & Musicals, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
300 minutes
Release Date:
Run Time:
305 minutes
English LPCM Stereo
Aspect Ratio:
Colour and B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
  • Introduction by the Quay Brothers (2006, 20 mins)
  • Quay (2015, 8 mins): a film by Christopher Nolan
  • Quay Brothers audio commentaries for This Unnameable Little Broom, Street of Crocodiles, Stille Nacht l, Stille Nacht ll, Stille Nacht lll and In Absentia
  • The Falls (excerpt) (1980, 5 mins)
  • BFI Distribution ident (1991, 30 secs)
  • The Summit (1995, 12 mins)
  • No Bones About It! Quay Brothers (2010, 12 mins)
  • Behind the Scenes with the Quay Brothers (2013, 31 mins)
  • Unmistaken Hands: Ex Voto F.H. trailer (2 mins)
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Thankfully not Disney or Pixar! - Inner Sanctums: Quay Brothers review by TE

Spoiler Alert

This blu-ray release of the brilliant Quay Brothers animated works contains some excellent extras.

This is animation at its surreal, satirical best, often laced with dark archetypal motifs and disquieting fairy tale themes. There is a strong resemblance to the work of Jan Svankmeyer and other Czech film artists.

In addition to the absorbing visuals, the Quay Brothers make great use of avant-garde music.

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