Director: Jan Svankmajer Cast: Pavel Liska, Jan Triska, Anna Geislerová



Jan Svankmajer's engagingly twisted vision run free in his fifth feature film, which get a solid presentation in this DVD release from Zeitgeist Video. Lunacy (aka Sileni) has been given a widescreen transfer to disc, letterboxed at 1.85:1 on conventional televisions and enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16x9 monitors. The image looks rich and sharply detailed, with the stop-motion sequences (featuring slabs of dancing beef) especially impressive. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital 2.0, and the lively, imaginative mix is well served on disc. The dialogue is in Czech, with optional English subtitles. Bonus material on this release includes a short documentary on the making of Lunacy, the film's theatrical trailer, a gallery of still photos and production artwork, and an interview with Svankmajer featured in the accompanying booklet. Lunacy is a film that's hardly for all tastes, but cineastes with a fondness for the bizarre and surreal will find this to be heady stuff, and the DVD edition presents the film in fine quality.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/20/2007
UPC: 0795975108430
Original Release: 2005
Rating: NR
Source: Zeitgeist Films
Time: 1:58:00

Special Features

16:9 anamorphic transfer, formatted for widescreen televisions; "The Making of Lunacy"; Behind-the-scenes photos and illustrated "treatment" cards; Theatrical trailer; Print interview with Svankmajer, from GreenCine; Optional English subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Pavel Liska Jean Berlot
Jan Triska The Marquis
Anna Geislerová Charlota
Jaroslav Dusek Dr. Murlloppe
Martin Huba Dr. Coulmiere
Pavel Nový Dominik
Stano Danciak Inkeeper
Jiri Krytinar Eloquent Inmate
Katerina Ruzicková Asylum Inmate
Iva Littmanová Asylum Inmate
Katerina Valachová Asylum Inmate
Josef Kaspar Erotomaniac Inmate
Helena Anysová Cast Member
Miroslav Navratil Cast Member
Jiri M. Sieber Cast Member
Ctirad Gotz Houseman
Milan David Houseman,Homeless Man
Michael Hoffbauer Houseman
Karel Herman Houseman
Renata Sátková Art Therapist
Vladimír Míka Doctor
Milan Borovicka Doctor
Lubos Doksansky Doctor
Vladimír Hodr Doctor
Josef Polasek Inmate on Trolley
Hana Dvoráková Miss Rossetová
Vaclav Jezek Homeless Man
Frantisek Polata Homeless Man
Jirina Kutilová Homeless Man
Rostislav Sinci Corpse
Certík The Goat
Pavel Davídel Actor
Karel Kulhavy Actor
Jaroslav Dvorák Actor
Antonín Polácek Actor
Karel Strnad Actor
Lucie Brezovská Actor
Marie Najmanová Actor
Josef Rychetsky Actor
Jirí Zizala Actor
Josef Masaryk Actor
Josef Vána Actor
Josef Podlaha Actor
Josef Kanda Actor
Petr Sten Actor
Jirí Hájek Actor
Frantisek Rébl Actor
Martina Frycová Actor
Milan Kulhavy Actor
Evzen Schulz Actor
Helena Sinclová Actor
Pavel Cuba Actor
Vera Králová Actor
Petr Andrejtschitsch Actor
Jirí Kaisler Actor
Miroslava Drábková Actor
Mariana Hasíková Actor
Miroslava Hanzlová Actor
Anna Hrobská Actor
Helena Hulicková Actor
Lenka Slovíková Actor
Jana Vildungová Actor
Tomás Belohlávek Actor
Jirí Síma Actor
Eva Pokorná Actor
Vicka Ganceva Actor
Cestmír Kroupa Actor
Jan Pecka Actor
Karel Davídek Actor
Václav Stein Actor
Petr Bruna Actor
Karel Svoboda Actor
Jaromír Suchy Actor
Jaroslav Simandl Actor
Frantisek Holan Actor
Stanislav Fort Actor
Pavel Vorlát Actor
Jirí Javurec Actor
Karel Malecek Actor
Jaroslav Hlozek Actor
Anna Czihofská Actor
Vaclav Hanus Actor

Technical Credits
Jan Svankmajer Director,Art Director,Producer,Production Designer,Screenwriter
Ivana Chlostova Makeup
Vera Ferdová Producer,Production Manager
Juraj Galvanek Cinematographer,Co-producer
Bedrich Glaser Animator
Veronika Hrubá Costumes/Costume Designer
Jaromir Kallista Producer
Jiri Kosbr Co-producer
Jiri Kostyr Co-producer,Production Manager
Martin Kublack Animator
Jaroslav Kucera Co-producer
Dusan Kukal Co-producer
Jan Ruzicka Camera Operator
Alena Sedova Makeup
Ivo Spajl Sound/Sound Designer
Kristian Suda Co-producer
Eva Svankmajerova Art Director,Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Helena Uldrichova Co-producer
Marie Zemanova Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lunacy
1. Word From Our Sponsor [3:19]
2. The Marquis and I [6:21]
3. Mother Dearest [9:43]
4. Cake for Christ [8:43]
5. 120 Days of Blasphemy [9:27]
6. I Always Cry at Funerals [12:13]
7. Purgative Therapy [7:00]
8. Institute of Dr. Murlloppe [11:02]
9. The Tell-Tale Harlot [10:47]
10. "Long Live Liberty!" [5:54]
11. The Fall of the House of Lunatics [7:33]
12. Treatment Thirteen [10:28]
13. Looney and Loonier [10:58]
14. End Credits [4:03]

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