Terry Gilliam on crack!
Rupert Bottenberg MONTREAL MIRROR read more



A risk-free acid trip for the price of a cinema ticket.
Pascal Forget ZTELE



JOURNEY INTO BLISS is either something you'll admire or absolutely despise. Hell, it took me a few days just to get over the shock of watching it.
Jeremy Knox FILM THREAT read more



Boy, is this movie ever strange! If you can watch it, see it! And prepare to see a movie you would never have been able to imagine!
Flesh Cakes AIN'T IT COOL read more



The sets knock you for six with their lavish cornucopia of detail. There flickers across the screen a wild mix of animation and real-life film photography, from the hand of Germany's most daredevil film-maker.



With its carnival-esque atmosphere, everything-including-the-kitchen-sink production design and emphasis on bodily effusions, it suggests a cross between Alejandro Jodorowsky and a Troma flick with touches of early Terry Gilliam.
Michael Gingold FANGORIA



This is a truly cosmic viewing experience. I was completely mesmerized by what unfolded on the silver screen.
Chip Lamey VIDEO CRYPT read more



Like a bizarre car wreck between Ken Russell, Peter Jackson, Terry Gillam, Marc Caro and Jean Pierre Jeunet, JOURNEY INTO BLISS is an almoust indescribable nightmare dreamscape of epic originality and energy. It's an experience like no other. Love it or hate it, there's nothing else like it.
Lee Shoquist REELMOVIECRITIC read more



Wenzel Storch has definitely made a name for himself as one of the most outrageous directors, not only in Germany but also in the world. If you want a good, trippy flick I don't think you can do much better than this.
Jon Waterman FILMBRATS read more



A dislocated tale in a ray of psychedelic colours. Difficult to be more freaked-out than this...
Akleksi K. Lepage LA PRESSE



Part Gilliam`s folktales, part Greenaway`s sinister twistiness, Storch cuts at our filmic sensibilities and makes us love it.
Dylan Young HOUR



JOURNEY INTO BLISS is an ingeniously handcrafted labour of madness, the likes of which hit the screen about as often as Hailey's comet can be seen from earth.


The most innovative German movie in ages: Wenzel Storch's follow-up to his cult classic SUMMER OF LOVE (1992) is an insane trip to dada-land that combines German fairytales and 'South Park' with generous hints of (in alphabetical order) Borowzcyk, Fellini, Fulci, Gilliam, Jackson, Jodorowsky and Svankmajer. Must be seen to be believed.
Thomas Schultze FANTASY FILMFEST 2004


Wenzel Storch's obsessive, scatological German nightmare fantasy, beyond Delicatessen, Terry Gilliam, and even the brothers Grimm. Northampton, so safe and PC, needs more off-the-charts movies like JOURNEY INTO BLISS.

"There is something really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really wrong with Germans."

On a budget of a mere few hundred thousand Euros, up-and-coming German Director, Wenzel Storch, has delivered a spectacular feature film; which ought in fact have cost many millions.


Wenzel Storch is hailed by fun loving cinemagoers, and his loyal fan-club alike, as ‘that wacky genius’.


An adventure fairytale set in a dream world somewhere between, rococo, rampant capitalism and Sesame Street.
TITANIC (Germany`s leading satirical magazine)


A comedy adventure film, fantastic as a fairytale, taking you back to the flamboyant films of this genre from the 50s and 60s.


A magnificent, glittering piece of work! Film sets the like of which have never seen before. Wenzel Storch’s third, and it must be said, his craziest film.


The sets and costumes are fantastic, and the story is just ‘out of this world’!


What a wonderfully new kind of film! It`s so rare to see a film come along with such a fierce individuality. JOURNEY INTO BLISS is easily one of the freshest films that we have seen all year.
Mitch Davis, Director Of International Programming


This film is purely and simply sheer escapism.
Escapism both delightful and funny, such as you have never seen it before.