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Adventures of Prince Achmed, The

Synopsis
Based on tales from ‘The Arabian Nights’ this is one of the first full-length animated films in the history of cinema. It uses silhouette animation, based on the ancient Chinese and Indonesian art of shadow plays which Lotte Reiniger adapted for the cinema. This tinted and toned version has been restored and features a new recording of the original orchestral score. The DVD has options for subtitles or voiceover and features a 60-minute documentary on Reiniger.
Language
English
Country
Germany
Medium
Video; Digital versatile disc. tinted. st. 126 min.
Year of production
1926
Availability
Sale; 2001 video sale: £12.99 (inc. VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Media studies
Keywords
animation films; history of cinema; shadow puppets; silhouette animation

Credits

Director
Lotte Reiniger
Contributor
Alexander Kardan; Berthold Bartosch; Walter Ruttman; Walter Türk

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£11.99

Production Company

Name

Comenius-Film GmbH

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
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