Rent The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

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Synopsis:
'The Adventures of Prince Achmed' premiered in Germany on 23rd September 1926, hailed as the first full-length animated film in the history of cinema. Seventy-five years on, this enchanting film still stands as one of the great classics of animation - lively, delicate, inventive, stirring and romantic. Taken from "The Arabian Nights", the story tells of a wicked sorcerer who lures Prince Achmed onto a magical flying horse and sends him off on a flight to his death.
The Prince foils the magician's evil plan, however, and flies headlong into a series of adventures - joining forces with Aladdin, doing battle with assorted ogres, monsters and spirits, and falling in love with the beautiful Princess Peri Banu.
Actors:
Directors:
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Aka:
Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Countries:
Germany, Classics, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/07/2001
Run Time:
126 minutes
Languages:
Silent
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Documentary Profile of Animator Lotte Reiniger
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/08/2013
Run Time:
67 minutes
Bonus:
  • 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 (Lotte 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 Glyndeboume Festival Chorus
  • The Lost Son (Lotte Reiniger, 1974, 14 mins): the New Testament parable animated in Lotte Reiniger's inimitable style

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