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Who Wants to Kill Jessie?
Who Wants to Kill Jessie
Actors: Dana Medricka, Jirí Sovák, Olga Schoberová, Juraj Visny, Karel Effa
Director: Vaclav Vorlicek
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy
NR     2006     1hr 20min

BIFF! POW!! KRAACKK!!! In this trippy but charming comedy, a well-respected scientist creates a formula that can remove elements from dreams. But, what she doesn't know is that these dream images can manifest themselves ...  more »


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Actors: Dana Medricka, Jirí Sovák, Olga Schoberová, Juraj Visny, Karel Effa
Director: Vaclav Vorlicek
Creators: Jan Nemecek, Vaclav Vorlicek, Jan Chaloupek, Jaromír Janácek, Milos Macourek
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Format: DVD - Black and White,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 10/31/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/1966
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1966
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 20min
Screens: Black and White,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 10
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Czech
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

I like Facets
Canyon | Portland, OR | 06/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Thanks to Facets video for making so many great Eastern European movies available. Though not souped up like Criterion, who cares. These films wouldn't be seen in the U.S. without Facets and nearly all of them are well respected, though not well known. Jessie is as offbeat as it gets, done by people who for a short time could get away with just about anything (no over controling government or studio). The results are inspired. And if you see just one Olga Schoberova movie in your life, it probably should be this one."
Jessie, a busty blonde, is the stuff comic book dream women
Richard J. Brzostek | New England, USA | 03/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Who Wants to Kill Jessie?" is a film about a mild mannered professor and his wife who invents a serum to treatment nightmares. Her concoction is intended to make the person dream something more pleasant, but when she finds out her husband is dreaming about the comic strip Who Wants to Kill Jessie?, she injects him to change his dreams. However, she wasn't aware of the side effects of the injection, which is that elements of the nightmares come to life!

Jessie (Olga Schoberva), a busty blonde, is the stuff comic book dream women are made of. Just wearing a short dress and showing a bit of cleavage Jessie catches the eye of just about every man that sees her. Her cute expressions and overwhelming attractiveness adds liveliness to the film.

The two villains from the Jessie comic strip also come to life; the cowboy and a muscleman that resembles superman. Although they are now real, they still resemble the comics because they still talk in word balloons. The three are a shock to everyone and have the police chasing them in no time.

Although I thought the movie was loaded with great humor, one of my favorite parts was when the serum was being tested. The nightmare and dream of the test subject are hilarious, expectably since the subject is a cow. Her nightmare was about running backwards and being chased by flies while her dream was about eating flowers while lying in a hammock and having people play musical instruments for her.

"Who Wants to Kill Jessie?" is an original film that is a lot of fun. It is a movie that is a mixture of science fiction, comedy, mad science, and could even be considered a critique on controlling governments if one looks very deeply at it. I think this film is really fun because the humor doesn't let up.