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"
BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
• 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
• 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