The definitive, remastered edition. With elements of horror, fairy-tale, folklore, surrealism and Freidian symbolism, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion mingle into one fantastic world in the mind of an adolescent girl. This is a new digital transfer with restored picture and sound. Also included is an interview with Valerie star Jaroslava Schallerova, a booklet containing an essay on the film by Peter Hames and a new introduction/interview by film historian Michael Brooke. ''Valerie crystallizes a sense of the mystical, the ethereal and captures it to celluloid'' Diabolik DVD.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: Czech ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Booklet, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Commentary, Interactive Menu, Remastered, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Valerie [Jaroslava Schallerová] has just come of age with her first bleeding. Babischka [Helena Anyzová] says that it's time to put away her magic earrings and attend to the missionaries who are coming to town. Valerie, however, is more interested in the performers who have arrived for Hedvica's wedding. As the celebrators pass below her dining room window, Valerie sees a 'monster,' a masked man whose face changes from human to a nosferatu-like vampire. Even Babischka pales when she sets eyes on him.Now Valerie begins to see the vampire everywhere. He is the Bishop, he is the Constable, he is her boyfriend Orlik's guardian, he is the Weasel, he is Babischka's lover Richard. Babischka wishes to be young again so that Richard will find her beautiful, so she signs away her house (Valerie's inheritance) in return for a drink of Hedvica's blood on her wedding night. Babischka then shows up as Valerie's second cousin Elsa, young, beautiful, and vampire. When Valerie learns that the Vampire is dying and must have blood, she steals a chicken and feeds him the blood off her lips.A visiting priest, another of Babischka's lovers, tells Valerie that her father was also Orlik's father, which greatly disturbs Valerie to find that she and Orlik are brother and sister, but she is more disturbed when the priest attempts to seduce her, so upset in fact that she kills herself with her magic earrings. The priest then kills himself but comes back to life. The priest convinces the town that Valerie bewitched him, so the townsfolk tie Valerie to a stake and set her on fire, but her magic earrings save her....Valerie and Her Week of Wonders ( Valerie a tŭden divu ) ( Valerie a tŭden divo )