To celebrate the release of Wojciech Has’ THE SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPT on Blu-Ray on 7th September 2015, we’ve two copies to give away courtesy of Mr Bongo Films.
During Napoleon’s invasion of Spain, two soldiers discover a strange manuscript at an Inn. The book chronicles the adventures of Alfonso van Worden (Zbigniew Cybulski – Ashes and Diamonds). Alfonso’s passage through the dangerous Sierra Morena mountains is repeatedly interrupted by seemingly random encounters with an assortment of larger than life figures. Tunisian princesses inform Alfonso that he is their cousin and their betrothed; an occult scholar ensnares Alfonso with confounding stories about feuds between Merchants and hardships faced by gypsies. And of course, Alfonso never did expect the Spanish Inquisition.
Adapted from explorer Jan Potocki’s magnum opus, Wojciech Has’ The Saragossa Manuscript is a major cult film of the 1960s. Its admirers include film-makers Luis Buñuel and David Lynch as well as musician Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead. Its approach to storytelling, admiringly described by comics artist Neil Gaiman as a ‘labyrinth inside a maze’, features stories within stories, alternatively frightening and comical in its mind-bending exploration of human nature.
Fully and recently restored version of Has’ psychedelic epic.
For your chance to win The Saragossa Manuscript on Blu-Ray, simply comment below telling us your favourite mind-bending movie and why.
The competition will close at 11.59pm GMT on Thursday 17th September 2015 and two valid comments will be chosen and notified by email.
• This promotion is open to UK residents only.
• Entrants must be aged 15 years or older
• One entry per household
• The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into
• There is no cash alternative to Prizes which are subject to availability, non-transferable, non-negotiable and non-refundable. Prizes may not be sold, offered for sale or used in connection with any other competition or promotion by the Prize winner
• 2 winners will each win 1x The Saragossa Manuscript on Blu-Ray
• The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.