Rent Witchhammer (1970)

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Rent Witchhammer (aka Kladivo na carodejnice / Witches' Hammer) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
"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.
Actors:
, Elo Romancik, , Sona Valentová, , Lola Skrbková, , , , Eduard Cupák, , , , , , Blazena Holisová, Jaroslava Obermaierová, Stepán Zemánek, ,
Directors:
Otakar Vávra
Writers:
Václav Kaplický, Otakar Vávra, Ester Krumbachová
Aka:
Kladivo na carodejnice / Witches' Hammer
Studio:
SECOND RUN DVD
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Czechoslovakia, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
30/10/2017
Run Time:
103 minutes
Languages:
Czech
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • 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
BBFC:
Release Date:
30/10/2017
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
Czech LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
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Bonus:
  • 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
  • World Premijere

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