Alice

Jan Svankmajer’s darkly surreal adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, combining live action with stop-motion animation.

Jan Svankmajer’s Alice is a creepy and disturbing adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s original vision. Combining a live-action Alice (Kristyna Kohoutova) with a stop-motion Wonderland filled with threatening, bizarre characters, the film brilliantly marries a sly visual wit with piercing psychological insight. Presented here fully uncut and in its original Czech-language version for the very first time, this comprehensive release also gathers together a selection of rare and fascinating Alice-related short films.

Special features

  • Alternative English-language audio.
  • Alice in Wonderland (1903, 9 minutes): the first film adaptation of Alice.
  • Elsie and the Brown Bunny (1921, 8 minutes, DVD only): Cadbury’s advert.
  • Alice in Label Land (1974, 12 minutes): animated COI film.
  • Stille Nacht II: Are We Still Married? (1992, 3 minutes): the Quay Brothers’ Alice-inspired music film.
  • Stille Nacht IV: Cant Go Wrong Without You (1993, 4 minutes): the white rabbit returns in the second of the Quay Brothers’ music films for His Name is Alive.
  • Fully illustrated booklet.

Product information

    • Certificate

      PG

    • Colour

      Colour

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      86mins

    • Languages

      Czech

    • Subtitles

      English

    • Original aspect ratio

      1.33:1

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Blu-ray region

      • B - Includes most European and Middle-Eastern countries, all of Africa, Australia and New Zealand

    • Catalogue number

      BFIB1095

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