Directed By: Jan Svankmajer

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Puppets, claymation and live-action, all sparked by the imagination and sense of the absurd of czech animator jan svankmajer, add a delightfully adult dimension to the 'alice in wonderland' tale.


Studio First Run Features
SKU 40132535
UPC 720229909266
UPC 14 00720229909266
Format DVD
Release Date 4/11/2000
Stop-Motion Animation
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Czech animator Jan Svankmajer's surreal version of the Lewis Carroll fantasy, using puppets, clay animation and live-action. 180 degrees removed from the famous Disney version.
Plot Summary
Summary An unusual dramatization of a classic children's story, from Czech master animator Jan Svankmajer.| This loose retelling of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" dives into the story's dark psychological dimensions. By seamlessly combining live action with toy objects and animation, Svankmajer creates a surreal dream world unlike any other presented on film.
Sight and Sound "...ALICE is richly stocked in character pleasures..." 07/01/1991 p.37-8
New York Times "...Extraordinary....ALICE, as it unearths the fears that animate dreams and nightmares, is definitely a film for adults..." 08/03/1988 p.C18
Los Angeles Times "...Svankmajer offers a clutch of stop-motion monsters that might have emerged from the paintings of Heironymus Bosch..." 02/17/1989 p.C10
Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "[The] stream of consciousness flows against a live-action/stop-motion dreamscape alive with the undead, amplified by startling sound design." 06/01/2011
Jan Svankmajer
Name Svankmajer,Jan
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Cast & Crew
Lewis Carroll - Based On Novel By
Jan Svankmajer - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1988
Catalog ID 909266
UPC 00720229909266
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 91 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
ReviewSource The New York Times
Review Svankmajer's film explores Alice in Wonderland's dark undercurrents: it unearths the fears that animate dreams and nightmares...
Reviewer Caryn James
ReviewRating 7
Product Attributes
Actor Svankmajer,Jan
Label First Run Feature
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
The New York Times Svankmajer has created a masterpiece...
The New Yorker ...brilliantly inventive...piercingly original vision.

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