Vynález zkázy (1958)
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Actually there is a 720p bluray version out there for it with the title of : "The Fabulous World Of Jules Verne". It's easier to go with that title.
If Journey to the Beginning of Time was inspired by Journey to the Center of the Earth, Invention for Destruction is a loose-ish adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Karel Zeman had a thing for Jules Verne. And it's spectacular. Zeman has essentially brought Gustave Doré engravings to life, not only animating drawings of vehicles, but giving everything an incredible black and white, thin-lined look, and half the time, I'm not even sure how he's done it. It's like someone made Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow... in 1958! I was entranced and fascinated even if I knew the essentials of the story. After seeing his dinosaur movie I was thinking of him as a Czech Harryhausen. After this, I see why he's actually referred to as a latter-day Georges Méliès. There's the same scope of imagination, and while Méliès might not have known any better in terms of what was possible on film, Zeman does and still goes for broke. If Terry Gilliam wasn't inspired by this guy, I'll eat my hat.
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This movie ranks #15 in Golden Foundation of Czech and Slovak Cinema
This movie ranks #22 in BFI's 100 Animated Feature Films
This movie ranks #257 in UNESCO's Memory of the World
This movie ranks #1224 in The Criterion Collection