Karel Zeman has made a total of 28 short and feature films during his lifetime. All these films won domestic and international awards in their time, gained countless viewers, and influenced not only the childhood of many generations. Among other things, the Karel Zeman Museum is trying to spread awareness about these films among today’s viewers. In the Karel Zeman Film Club, he gradually publishes complete filmography in digitized form on DVD. The documentary Film Adventurer Karel Zeman was also published in this edition in 2015. As part of the Restoring the World of Fantasy project, Karel Zeman’s most famous films were digitally restored – The Fabulous Baron Munchausen, Invention for Destruction, and Journey to the Beginning of Time. In cooperation with Czech and foreign broadcasts and other film institutions, the Museum distributes Karel Zeman’s films around the world, prepares the release of special editions of Karel Zeman’s films, and makes films available online.
Karel Zeman Film Club
The Karel Zeman Film Club is a long-term edition, within which we are gradually publishing the complete filmography of Karel Zeman. We prepare all titles in digitized form, processed using original film materials. The first three titles published in the edition are Journey to the Beginning of Time, Invention for Destruction, and The Fabulous Baron Munchausen. At the end of 2013, we released the films The Stolen Airship and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, in 2014 the films On the Comet and The Tale of John and Mary, and in 2015 the documentary Film Adventurer Karel Zeman. The museum is thus fulfilling its determination to preserve the film heritage of this genius of Czech and world cinematography. The DVDs are equipped with English subtitles and rich bonuses, which include short documentaries specially prepared by the Karel Zeman Museum, archival period materials and interviews with the creators, and a musically visual bonus of the museum’s virtual tour with Clarinet Factory music. All films are available in the Museum shop or can be purchased at the Museum online shop.