BFI#165The Adventures of Prince Achmed  Blu-ray+DVD
  • CountryUK
  • Language undetermined
  • Subtitle English
  • Runtime67mins
  • Disc2
  • FormatDVD
  • RegionDVD REGION 2
  • Weight(kg)0.20kg
  • ISBN5035673011652
Regular PriceHK$150

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BFI#165The Adventures of Prince Achmed Blu-ray+DVD

The Adventures of Prince Achmed

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THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED (DVD + Blu-ray)
A Film by Lotte Reiniger

Lotte Reiniger's beautiful silhouette animation brings to life magical tales from the Arabian Nights. Handsome young prince Achmed plunges into a series of exciting escapades that take him from Baghdad to China via the enchanted land of Wak-Wak. Demons, witches and princesses move through intricate and colourful worlds in this exquisite and influential film, which is presented here with a choice of soundtracks and a selection of rarely seen sort films.

Special Features

  • Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Original orchestral score by Wolfgang Zeller
  • Newly recorded alternative narration based on Lotte Reiniger's own translation of her German text, spoken by actress Penelope McGhie
  • The Adventures of Dr. Dolittle (Lotte Reiniger, 1928, 33 mins): a series of three short films based on the classic stories by Hugh Lofting
  • The Flying Coffer (Lotter Reiniger, 1921, 9 mins): a poor young fisherman tries to rescue the Emperor of China's daughter
  • The Secret of the Marquise (Lotte Reiniger, 1922, 2 mins): an early advert for Nivea skincare products
  • The Star of Bethlehem (Vivian Milroy, 1956, 18 mins): the nativity story with music performed by the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
  • The Lost Son (Lotte Reiniger, 1974, 14 mins): the New Testament parable animated in Lotte Reiniger's style
  • Fully illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays by Jez Stewart and Philip Kemp, and a contribution by Marina Warner

Germany | 1926 | tinted and toned | silent, German intertitles with English subtitles | 67 minutes | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1

Disc 1: BD50 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM mono 2.0 audio (48k/16-bit)
Disc 2: DVD9 | PAL | Dolby Digital mono 2.0 audio (320kbps)

Region B Blu-ray
Region 2 DVD