Wisconsin Death Trip is an intimate, shocking and sometimes hilarious account of the disasters that befell one small town in Wisconsin during the final decade of the 19th century. The film ... See full summary »
BREAKFAST: After eating breakfast, a man is transformed into an elaborate dumb-waiter-style breakfast dispenser - and the same fate befalls the man who obtains breakfast from him. LUNCH: ... See full summary »
In this animated version of Edgar Allan Poe's story, a traveller arrives at the Usher mansion to find that the sibling inhabitants are living under a mysterious family curse: The brother's ... See full summary »
A man sits down to watch a football match, which seems to consist of the players being violently mutilated in various inventive ways. The players then leave the football pitch and invade ... See full summary »
A eight-part animatied portrait of various species, accompanied by a different style of music - the various parts are: Aquatilia (foxtrot), Hexapoda (bolero), Pisces (blues), Reptilia (... See full summary »
The short films of Jan Svankmajer are very unusual to say the least. Using what are often everyday objects and rubbish, he is able to create some amazingly bizarre stop-motion films. Each is very creative but some are so creepy that I am not sure they are for everyone's taste. However, I love the films and recommend you see them as soon as possible.
In this second disc from "The Collected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer", you see his later films--that is, later but not including his more recent ones. As far as I could tell, there is no collection featuring his more recent films. Compared to disc one, this collection is more interesting--and more weird. In fact, every one of them is well worth seeing--even the couple that are under a minute long. Exceptionally well animated and never dull--this collection is a must-see for anyone who likes international animations.
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