Now available! KZ's Baron on DVD with Good Quality English subtitles
Great news -
The Baron has just been officially released in Czech Republic -
as from 9th January 2013.
It is from the original film elements & apparently has proper good quality
English subtitles ( & the original Czech language audio )-
both the digital film transfer ( not clear if its also been restored )
& the translation have been supervised by KZ's daughter Ludmilla:
This should mean a very high quality DVD hopefully!
I haven't seen it yet ( am just ordering it now ) but it sounds highly promising as its released in conjunction
with the new ( as of 6th October 2012 ) Karel Zeman Museum in Prague
( & it looks like a huge amount of work has gone into that project - & hopefully into the DVD presentations too ).
They have already released Journey To The Beginning of Time
& Fabulous World Of Jules Verne on DVD in the last 2 months ( I'm ordering these too ) -
all with English subtitles - & they plan to release all his films
(so maybe even the 3 Prokouk shorts - which were not in the Japanese dvds of awhile back - might be released??! )
Hopefully everything will continue to have English subs.
Their website is:
www.MuzeumKarlaZemana.cz & they're also on facebook as 'Karel Zeman Museum'
( the museum looks amazing in the photos )
the DVDs each cost 129CZK which = approx �4.40GBP / US$7.11 / 5.33 Euros -
ie at today's exchange rate.
Plus postage for all 3 - to the U.K. - of about �5GBP.
At the moment bank transfer is the only payment method ( they hope to change this in time ):
This is a rather complicated procedure & added on another �13GBP to my order cost
( this was a charge for the transfer by my bank ):
However the total cost for the 3 ( including the bank charge ) was still at least �15GBP cheaper than if I'd ordered them from the cheapest seller of these editions on ebay -
so, good value & the Museum person was very helpful about the order.
So best to get them direct!
Since the latter part of 2013 the Museum has been able to process payments via Paypal - see my further post in this thread below ]