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9 Jul 2018

Black Peter (Černý Petr) on Blu-ray & DVD

Presented from a brand new 4K restoration of the film, Second Run presents the stunning debut feature film of the late, great Czech filmmaker Miloš Forman (A Blonde in Love, The Fireman’s Ball, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus).

Black Peter is a wonderfully wry and provocative comedy about a young man growing up in the eastern bloc during the early 60s. This early masterpiece of the emerging Czech New Wave brought to the screen something that Czechoslovak filmgoers weren’t used to – an authentic testimony about the lives of young people.  

With a cast of mainly non-professional actors, Black Peter conjures up a naturalistic and witty portrait of everyday life under totalitarianism. Full of charming performances, youthful spontaneity and a rock’n roll soundtrack, Black Peter helped launch the internationally acclaimed Czech New Wave.   

“Simply an irresistibly wry and witty look at life's little pitfalls, full of affection for every last one of the characters”
Time Out  

"A timeless comedy"


Blu-ray and DVD Special features:
• Presented from a brand new 4K restoration of the film from original materials by the Czech National Film Archive.
• Life As It Is: Miloš Forman on his Czech films: part one of an archival film-by-film interview, newly edited for this release with never-before-seen footage.
• All-new audio commentary by film historian Michael Brooke.
• New filmed interview with actress Pavla Martínková.
• 20-page booklet featuring new writing on the film by Jonathan Owen.
• New and improved English subtitle translation.
• World Premiere on Blu-ray.
• Region Free Blu-ray and DVD

Release date: 9 July 2018








9 Jul 2018


Second Run

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