A Throw of Dice (DVD)
Directed by Franz Osten
Directed by Franz Osten
A lavish silent super-production comprising 10,000 extras, a thousand horses, and scores of elephants, A Throw of Dice is the climax of German film pioneer Franz Osten's richly cinematic sojourn in India. In this "fairy tale for adults" (BBC) inspired by the ancient Sanskrit epic poem The Mahabharata, royal cousins and rulers of adjoining kingdoms King Sohat (producer/star Himansu Rai) and King Rajit (Charu Roy) share a reckless passion for gambling, the perilous jungle tiger hunt, and the beautiful maiden Sunita (Seeta Devi). After a tiger nearly claims Rajit's life, Sunita nurses the handsome young king back to health and becomes his bride. Knowing that the only thing stronger than love in Rajit's heart is a compulsive fascination with games of chance, jealous Sohat challenges his cousin to a winner-take-all contest where the stakes are freedom, marriage, and life itself.
"Lovingly restored" (The Guardian UK) by the British Film Institute to a level of ravishing spectacle and splendor unseen since its debut in 1929, this "immaculately dressed and beautifully shot" (Times of London) masterpiece of the late silent period is complemented by a "stirring" (Guardian) and "brilliantly evocative new score" (BBC) composed by Nitin Sawhney. A sensation when it re-premiered in London's Trafalgar Square in 2007, Kino is proud to present A Throw of Dice for the first time on US DVD.
DVD Extras Include:
- Filmed interview with composer Nitin Sawhney (Courtesy of BFI)
- Illustrated essay on the background of the film
- Stills gallery
Interested in bringing A Throw of Dice to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.
A Throw of Dice may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.
RT' @r_emmet': Out today: DVD and Blu-ray of Jean-Paul Civeyrac's MY FRIEND VICTORIA + three of his short films' https://t.co/4EqlrSoQia' https…
RT' @_HeatherBuckley': "Kino’s new extras packed Blu-ray is as good as it gets. Everyone involved should be very proud. Highly Recommended."…
RT' @_HeatherBuckley': "Very Highly Recommended, and one of the best surprise releases this year."' @DVDTalkCom'' @KinoLorber'' https://t.co/EfF5N…'
Incredibly thoughtful review of WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY by Peter Rainer of @csmonitor. Now playing in select cities. https://t.co/yVyJUfa6JO
Thrilled to be working with Iranian master Jafar Panahi for the third time! We'll be releasing his Cannes best scre…' https://t.co/AOYEdSHQnP'
RT' @Variety': Cannes Prizewinner ‘3 Faces’ Bought for U.S. by Kino Lorber (EXCLUSIVE)' https://t.co/4qxUdlrOgS'
RT' @Paracinema': "A new 4K restoration would have been enough but' @KinoLorber' didn’t stop there, this disc is loaded with supplemental conte…
RT' @TheFilmStage': Jafar Panahi's '3 Faces' has been picked up by' @KinoLorber' for a March 2019 release. Our Cannes review:' https://t.co/DN60…'
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling 212-629-6880.