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The Adventures of Prince Achmed (DVD + Blu-ray)

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  • Directors: Lotte Reiniger
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Bfi
  • DVD Release Date: 19 Aug. 2013
  • Run Time: 67 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00CMQXU1Q
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,103 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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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


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