Second Run has announced that Štefan Uher‘s immersive odyssey through the Slovak art scene of the 1960s, The Miraculous Virgin (Panna zázračnica), will be released in World Premiere Blu-ray and DVD editions on 20 August 2018, presented from a brand new restoration.
Adapted from the renowned 1944 novella by Dominik Tatarka, Uher’s surreal mystery drama remains one of Czechoslovakian cinema’s most admired and controversial works.
The film sees the mysterious Anabella (Jolanta Umecka) casts a spell over a group of young artists to become their muse, awakening desires and providing inspiration.
• Presented from a brand new 2K restoration of the film from original materials by the Slovak Film Institute.
• Marked by Darkness (Poznačení tmou) – Štefan Uher’s breathtaking 1959 short film.
• The Story of ‘The Miraculous Virgin’: an all new documentary on the film, the talents behind it and its legacy, produced by the Slovak Film Institute.
• Looking for Anabella: an archival documentary on the search for the titular lead.
• 16-page booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michal Michalovič.
• New and improved English subtitle translation.
• World premiere on Blu-ray.
• Region Free Blu-ray and DVD.