The Miraculous Virgin Blu-ray
Comedy / Drama / Mystery



The Miraculous Virgin

Presented from a brand new 2K restoration, the legendary The Miraculous Virgin is one of Slovak's cinema's most admired and controversial works.

Adapted by The Sun in a Net director Štefan Uher from the renowned 1944 novella by Dominik Tatarka, the film is an exquisite, surreal odyssey through the Slovak art scene of the 1960s. The mysterious Anabella (Knife in the Water's Jolanta Umecka) casts a spell over a group of young artists to become their muse, awakening desires and providing inspiration. Few works have embraced or expressed the notion of artistic fervour as wholeheartedly as The Miraculous Virgin.

Second Run present Štefan Uher’s The Miraculous Virgin on region-free Blu-ray and DVD editions which also includes Uher's breathtaking 1959 short film Marked by Darkness (Poznačení tmou), an all- new documentary about the film and its legacy produced by the Slovak Film Institute, and a rare vintage featurette 'Looking for Anabella' - a short archival documentary on the filmmaker's search for the titular lead - plus a booklet with a new essay on the film by Michal Michalovič.


"An undeniably beautiful, interesting, and unique film, that shows us the wonders of imagination"
- Bonjour Tristesse

"Every image stirring and exciting, an immersive experience that deserves far more recognition than it has received... The film is poetry, hard to capture in prose" 
- Wonders in the Dark

"The first Czech or Slovak film of the 1960s to explore the common inheritance of Surrealism"
- Peter Hames, Czech and Slovak Cinema

 

Production Year: 1966
Region Code: Free
UK Rating: 12
Running Time: 97 mins
Number of Discs: 1
Language: Czech
Subtitles: English
Audio: 2.0 Dual Mono LPCM/24-bit
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Colour: Black & White
TITLE NAME
Director Stefan Uher
Cast Jolanta Umecka
Cast Ladislav Mrkvicka
Cast Otakar Janda

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • The Miraculous Virgin (Panna zázračnica, 1966) presented from a brand new 2K restoration of the film from original materials by the Slovak Film Institute.
  • Marked by Darkness (Poznačení tmou, 1959) - a short film by Štefan Uher.
  • The Story of 'The Miraculous Virgin': an all new documentary on the film, the talents behind it and its legacy, produced by the Slovak Film Institute.
  • Looking for Annabella: an archival documentary on the filmmaker's search for the titular lead. 
  • Trailer
  • Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michal Michalovič.
  • New and improved English subtitle translation.
  • Region free
  • Original soundtrack in 2.0 Dual Mono 24-bit LPCM audio
  • World Premiere on Blu-ray

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