Enter a dazzling, mysterious world of the supernatural courtesy of "The Saragossa Manuscript," a magical text discovered during the Napoleonic Wars by a pair of opposing soldiers. Capt. Alphonse van Worden lives out the book's intricate, devilish storylines as he embarks on a journey across scenic Spain, now populated with ghosts, alluring demons, debauched royalty, and mystical priests. Spanning centuries and nations, the manuscript's reach encompasses a wide array of stories both humorous and horrifying, gleeful and grotesque, before the final chilling revelations bring this one of a kind book to a close. Critically applauded and embraced over the years by such admirers as Jerry Garcia, Francis Ford Coppola, and Martin Scorsese, this swirling tapestry has been restored to its original, full length director's cut with all of its labyrinthine riddles intact.
I loved this film. A magical surreal tale - kind of like a shaggy dog story as related by Bunuel or Lynch. Read morePublished on Jan. 28 2010 by Alain Teventer
I adore this film. It is made by a Polish director with Polish actors based on a Polish novel but the look of the film is decidedly Spanish surrealism. Read morePublished on Jan. 20 2003 by Doug Anderson
Last time I saw the movie was in late 60s. Great actors and director. Then I read the book. It's a masterspiece of Polish literature. Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2002
This is a wonderful film. I had the chance to see it in obscure screenings and was blown away today when I discovered the DVD at our great neighborhood video store. Read morePublished on June 23 2002 by Hernan Epelman
The history of cinema is littered with the mangled remains of potentially great films shredded by censors or greedy distributors. Read morePublished on May 17 2002 by Charles S. Tashiro
The best reason to hunt around Amazon's mechanism of suggestions and consumer referrals is the hope of chancing upon some little treasure that eluded critical mass on initial... Read morePublished on March 30 2002