Daisies Blu-ray


Presented from newly remastered materials, Second Run are delighted to present a new Blu-ray Special Edition of one of our most popular tiles - the glorious Daisies.

Věra Chytilová’s classic of surrealist cinema is perhaps also the most adventurous and anarchic Czech movie of the 1960s.

A satirical, wild and irreverent story of rebellion. Two young women revolt against a degenerate, decayed and oppressive society, attacking symbols of wealth and bourgeois culture.

Defiant feminist statement? Nihilistic, avant-garde comedy? A riotous, punk-rock poem of a film that is both hilarious and mind-warpingly innovative, Daisies remains a cinematic enigma. Refreshingly uncompromising, it continues to provoke, stimulate and entertain audiences and its influence is still felt today.

"An amazing explosion of pop-art colours, absurdist humour and proto-feminist politics... It’s a trip, a surreal manifesto, a joy to behold"
- Sukhdev Sandhu, The Telegraph

"My favourite Czech film and one of the most exhilarating stylistic and psychedelic eruptions of the 60s
- Jonathan Rosenbaum

"Freshly humorous and accessible… A surrealist comedy way ahead of its time
- All Movie Guide

"The film is as timeless as it is beautiful"
- About World Film

"Chytilová's incendiary, surrealistic melée [...] remains one of the key films of the Czech New Wave and it does stand up rather well as a withering, form-bending critique of materialism, patriarchy and human annihilation"
- David Jenkins, Time Out

"Extremely funny, witty and expertly-fashioned film… displays a remarkable control of filmic language, special effects, rhythm and sight gags"
- Variety

Production Year: 1966
Region Code: Free
UK Rating: 15
Running Time: 76 mins
Number of Discs: 1
Language: Czech
Subtitles: English
Audio: 2.0 Dual Mono LPCM/24-bit
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Colour: Colour
Director Vera Chytilová
Cast Jitka Cerhová
Cast Ivana Karbanová
Cast Julius Albert


• Daisies(Sedmikrásky, 1966) presented from a new HD transfer from original materials by the Czech National Film Archive

• Audio Commentary by Daughters of Darkness’ Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger 

• Audio Commentary by film historians Daniel Bird and Peter Hames

• Journey (Cesta, 2004): Jasmina Blaževič’s acclaimed documentary film portrait of 

  director Věra Chytilová 
• Trailer

• Booklet with writing on the film by author and film programmer Peter Hames

• New and improved English subtitle translation

• Region Free Blu-ray (A/B/C)

• Original soundtrack in Dual Mono 24-bit LPCM audio