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Invention For Destruction (1958)

Thursday 1st November 2018

Wildly inventive, and breaking new ground in its combination of live action, animation and design, Second Run are delighted to announce the 19th November 2018 DVD and Blu-ray release of filmmaker Karel Zeman's most famous work - Invention for Destruction.
Lubor Tokos, Arnost Navrátil, Miroslav Holub, Frantisek Slégr, Václav Kyzlink, Jana Zatloukalová, Hugh Downs
Karel Zeman
Jeffrey C. Hogue
Second Run
1 hour 22 minutes
19/11/2018

Presented from new 4K restoration, Second Run are delighted to follow their hugely popular release of the great Czech animator and filmmaker Karel Zeman's The Fabulous Baron Munchausen, with his greatest and most famous work - Invention for Destruction.

Often described as the Czech Méliès, visionary filmmaker Karel Zeman has been a profound influence on whole generations of film artists from Jan vankmajer to Tim Burton, the Quay Brothers to Terry Gilliam, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Wes Anderson. His ground-breaking innovations in the use of live-action and animation mark him as one of the great masters of 20th Century fantasy cinema, ranking alongside his more celebrated Western counterparts Willis O Brien, George Pal and Ray Harryhausen.

Still the most commercially lucrative Czech film ever produced - released internationally to huge success in 1960 as 'The Fabulous World of Jules Verne' - Invention for Destruction is also Zeman's most beloved work.

Wildly inventive, and breaking new ground in its combination of live action, animation and design, creating a 'steampunk' aesthetic decades ahead of its time. Zeman's film is both a heartfelt homage and love letter to Jules Verne's wonderful tales of science and adventure, and a valiant cry against man's predisposition to self-destruction.

Invention for Destruction is released on DVD and Blu-ray 19th November 2018 from Second Run.

  • Invention for Destruction (Vynález zkázy, 1958) presented from a brand new 4K restoration of the film from original materials
  • Alternate English-dubbed feature presentation as The Fabulous World of Jules Verne, with alternate credits and opening introduction sequence
  • A new appreciation by filmmaker John Stevenson, director of Kung-Fu Panda and Sherlock Gnomes
  • Feauturettes: The Sea Through Zeman s Lens; Why Zeman Made the Film; Zeman's Special Effects Techniques; Restoring the World of Fantasy; About the Restoration
  • Trailer
  • Booklet featuring new writing on the film by film critic and historian James Oliver
  • Region free Blu-ray and DVD
  • Original soundtrack in 2.0 Dual Mono 24-bit LPCM audio

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

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