Old Czech Legends 1953
Old Czech Legends was based on the 1894 book Ancient Bohemian Legends by Alois Jirasek.

Divided into seven parts, it takes us way back to the mythological foundation of the Czech nation. It opens with a dramatic note of despair as a tribe is mourning the death of their kind and noble leader, Forefather Cech. In a flashback, we see how they came to the Vltava after a long and arduous journey and rested near Rip mountain. Cech scaled the mountain alone and saw the bounteous and beautiful land all around him, and declared that this was the place for his people. In gratitude, they insist on naming the country after him.

While this early Bohemia is portrayed as a promised land for the Czech people, it is also a wild and dangerous place, thick with mysterious forests where magical creatures and ferocious beasts lurk...

The next stories follow the legendary rulers of Bohemia, from Cech’s successor, Krok, to a terrible battle between Prince Neklan’s people and a savage invasion from a neighbouring clan. We also meet the fair and wise Libuse, who is great at settling disputes between quarrelling clansmen.

Director: Jiri Trnka
Cast: Zdenek Stepanek, Eduard Kohout, Karel Hoger, Ruzena Naskova, Vaclav Vydra
Country: Czechoslovakia
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, History

BD25, DVD9 | 1080p AVC, PAL 16:9 | 01:24:09 | 21.5 Gb + 4.81 Gb
Language: Czech(Ceske), Francais
Subtitles: English, Francais

DVD5 | PAL 4:3 | 01:20:53 | 3.92 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Czech(Ceske)
Subtitles: English

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