The Cremator Boxshot
The Cremator
Czech Republic / 1968
Main Feature: 95 minutes
Special Feature: 13 minutes
Certificate: 15
Black & White
1.66:1 16x9 Enhanced
Language: Czech
Subtitles: English On/Offbuy
PAL Region 0 RRP: £12.99
Release Date: 10th April 2006
Juraj Herz's film The Cremator has been described in many ways - as surrealist-inspired horror, as expressionist fantasy, as a dark and disturbing tale of terror.

This brilliantly chilling film, a mix of Dr Strangelove and Repulsion, is set in Prague during the Nazi occupation. It tells the story of Karl Kopfrkingl (Rudolf Hrušínský), a professional cremator, for whom the political climate allows free rein to his increasingly deranged impulses for the 'salvation of the world'.

more about the film
The Cremator Stills
Special Features
- Newly filmed introduction by the Quay Brothers

- New digital transfer with restored image and sound.

- Anamorphic 16:9 enhanced for widescreen televisions.

- New and improved English subtitle translation.

- Optimal quality dual-layer disc.

- Booklet featuring a new essay on the film and Juraj Herz by writer/producer Daniel Bird.

Main Cast and Crew
Karl Kopfrkingl - Rudolf Hrušínský
Lakme - Vlasta Chramostova
Walter Reinke - Ilja Prachar
Zina - Jana Stehnova
Milivoj - Milos Vognic
Dvorak - Jiri Menzel

Director - Juraj Herz

Screenplay - Ladislav Fuks and Juraj Herz
Based on the book by Ladislav Fuks
Cinematography - Stanislav Milota
Editor - Jaromír Janáček
Music - Zdenek Liska
Production Designer - Zbynek Hloch
Sound - Frantisek Cerny  
“An enjoyably strange, undoubtedly original and occasionally terrifying film” - Channel 4 Film Guide

"(The film has) a formally inventive nightmare texture which is still striking almost four decades later" - Senses of Cinema

1972 Sitges Film Festival / Best Actor - Rudolf Hrušínský

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