Morgiana DVD
Crime / Drama / Horror




Morgiana

Often described as the ‘las’ film of the Czech New Wave’, Juraj Herz’s delirious tale of terror is a fantastical and surreal phantasmagoria of dark desires and splintered minds – a twisted Czech take on What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Morgiana, based on a short story by Aleksandr Grin, (the 'Russian Poe'), is the story of two sisters, Klára and Viktoria who live a life of decadent excess stranded somewhere between the mid-19th and early 20th century. Klára is auburn-haired and beautiful, whilst Viktoria is ugly, sadistic, bursting with hate and jealousy - and who hatches a terrible revenge by slowly poisoning her more popular sister.  As the poison takes hold, Klára begins to lose grip on her sanity...

Part fairy-tale, part Gothic horror, Morgiana is a full-blown hallucinatory experience from the director of The Cremator.

 

 

"Edward Gorey as filmed by Ken Russell... It's like a dress-up, younger-generation version of Baby Jane, set in an ornamental snow globe" kinosvetozor.cz

 

"The film is an elegant, beautifully executed, post-'60s essay on sex and repression" Wally Hammond, Time Out Film Guide

Production Year: 1972
Region Code: 0
UK Rating: 15
Running Time: 97 mins
Number of Discs: 1
Language: Czech
Subtitles: English
Audio: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Colour: Colour
TITLE NAME
Director Juraj Herz
Cast Iva Janžurová
Cast Petr Čepek
Cast Nina Divísková
Cast Josef Somr
Cast Josef Abrhám
Cast Jiří Kodet
  • Newly filmed interview with director Juraj Herz
  • New digital transfer with restored picture and sound
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Booklet featuring essays by Dr Ian Conrich and Daniel Bird

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