Title Medieval madness [videorecording].
Publication Chicago : Facets Video, [2006]
Description 2 videodiscs (200 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
digital optical
video file
Call # DVD CZE
System Req DVD; widescreen (The valley of the bees); full screen (Witches' hammer).
Note Collective title from container.
Czech dialogue, English subtitles.
Title from container.
Videodisc release of the 1967-8 motion picture. documentary.
"Czech new wave"--Container.
Performer The valley of the bees: Petr Cepek, Jan Kacer, Vera Galatikova, Josef Somr, Zdenek Kryanek.
Witches' hammer: Vladimir Smeral, Elo Romancik, Jiri Stepnicka, Sona Valentova.
Credits The valley of the bees: director,Frantisek Vlacil; writers,Vladimir Korner and Frantisek Vlacil.
Witches' hammer: Director, Otakar Vavra.
Summary The valley of the bees: A young son of a lord is sent to study with a Brotherhood and is befriended by a fellow member, who in turn leads him on his path to God. When he returns, he finds his father dead, his land barren, and his people with no hope.
Witches' hammer: Tells the true story of the last of the notorious witch hunts in Czechoslovakia in the 1600's. A ruthless inquisitor spins the superstitions of local peasants into religious heresy, finding cause to accuse dozens of innocent men and women of witchcraft. The inquisitor targets nobles and merchants, whose goods and properties are then confiscated. After suffering an array of medieval tortures, most confess and are then burned alive as witches.
Subject Brotherhoods -- Drama.
Friendship -- Drama.
Foreign films -- Czech Republic.
Trials (Witchcraft) -- Czechoslovakia -- Drama.
Inquisition -- Czechoslovakia -- Drama.
Confession (Prayer) -- Drama.
Genre Historical films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Addl. Author Vláčil, František.
Čepek, Petr, 1940-1994.
Kačer, Jan, 1936-
Galatíková, Věra, 1938-
Liška, Zdeněk, 1922-1983.
Vávra, Otakar.
Smeral, Vladimir.
Romancik, Elo.
Štěpnička, Jiří.
Valentová, Soňa, 1946-
Facets Video (Firm)
Addl. Title Valley of the bees.
Witches' hammer.
Udoli vcel.
Kladivo na čarodějnice
Standard # 736899128524

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