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A.k.a.
A Journey to the Beginning of Time
Year
1955
Runtime
93 min.
Director
Karel Zeman
Genres
Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Family
Rating *
7.5
Votes *
840
Checks
203
Favs
8
Dislikes
2
Favs/checks
3.9% (1:25)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. xianjiro's avatar

    xianjiro

    The American re-edit isn't terrible, but the restored original version (available in the US via Criterion) is really good. Especially for adults, though probably not for the intended young audience who might not be prepared to read a movie for 88 minutes. I get why they chose to reshape it for the US market, but as an adult, it's a bit shameful to Zeman's artistry.

    The only criticism I can level is the lack of a young adventuress. Granted, when/where it was made, that probably wasn't a desire, but women behind the Iron Curtain weren't as discouraged from entering the natural sciences as their western counterparts. Who knows, if I had adapted this for the US market, given the complete new dialogue and names for the voice over, I might have tried to make the youngest a huntress.

    Still, really a great movie!
    1 month 2 weeks ago
  2. nymets138's avatar

    nymets138

    Watch it with English subtitles here: https://playmovies.cz/video/1508/cesta-do-praveku-1955-full-hd 1 year 8 months ago
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In 2 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #67 in Golden Foundation of Czech and Slovak Cinema
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    67
  2. This movie ranks #1221 in The Criterion Collection
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