The Saragossa Manuscript (1965) | Wojciec Has’ surreal supernatural masterpiece restored on Blu-ray

The Saragossa ManuscriptA huge favourite of cult director’s Luis Buñuel and David Lynch, as well as rock star Jerry Garcia, the surreal supernatural tale The Saragossa Manuscript  from legendary Polish director Wojciec Has is a mysteriously magical and sometimes disturbing 1960s cult classic like no other.

Adapted from the highly esteemed explorer Jan Potocki’s magnum opus, The Saragossa Manuscript encompasses a whole new supernatural world. During Napoleon’s invasion of Spain, two soldiers of opposing sides discover a strange manuscript at an Inn.

Spanning centuries and nations the magical text chronicles the adventures of Alfonso van Worden and follows a rich slew of journeys from the humorous to the horrifying, to the chilling final revelations.

Alternatively frightening and comical in its mind-bending exploration of human nature, the surreal 1965 film beautifully presents Has’ intricate approach to story telling, and is now available in a restored version on Blu-ray from Mr Bongo Films.



About Peter Fuller

Peter Fuller is an award-winning print, radio and television journalist and producer, with over 30 years experience covering film and television, with a special interest in world cinema and popular culture. He is a leading expert on the life and career of Vincent Price and actively promotes the actor's legacy through publications, websites and special events.

Posted on March 5, 2016, in Avant Garde, Cult classic, Must-See, World Cinema and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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