Shiraz Blu-Ray + DVD

Shiraz Blu-Ray + DVD
Franz Osten's sumptuous Indian silent classic imagines the sweeping love story of the 17th-century princess Mumtaz Mahal and the subsequent construction of the Taj Mahal in her honour. The film's producer, Himansu Rai, also stars as humble potter Shiraz, who follows his childhood sweetheart Selima (Enakshi Rama Rau) when she is sold by slave traders to the future emperor (Charu Roy). Selima catches the eye of the prince but finds a bitter rival in an ambitious favourite (Seeta Devi) from his harem. Shiraz, meanwhile, is fated to design the queen's iconic mausoleum. Shot entirely in India, featuring lavish costumes and gorgeous settings - including the extraordinary fort at Agra - this treasure is available on Blu-ray for the first time with a new 4K restoration by the BFI National Archive and a stunning new score from world-renowned sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar.

Special Features
Presented In High Definition And Standard Definition, Restoration Demonstration (2017, 3 Mins), Temples Of India (1938, Hans M Nieter, 10 Mins): Indian Travelogue Featuring Beautiful Colour Footage Of The Taj Mahal Shot By Jack Cardiff, Musical Instruments Of India (1944, 12 Mins): Public Information Film Made By The Government Of India To Promote Indian Arts And Culture, Illustrated Booklet With Essays By Bryony Dixon, Simon Broughton And Gautam Chintamani, And Full Film Credits
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.33:1
AudioSilent PCM Stereo 2.0
BBFCU
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastHimansu Rai, Enakshi Rama Rau, Charu Roy
ColourBlack & White
DirectorFranz Osten
Discs2
FormatIncludes - Booklet
FormatDVD
FormatBlu-ray
IFCONone
RegionDVD 2
RegionBlu-Ray B
Released2018-02-26
Run Time106
Special Features
SubtitleEnglish
Year2018

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