The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Blu-ray)
Directed by Lotte Reiniger
When The Adventures of Prince Achmed premiered to German audiences in 1926, it was hailed as the first full-length animated film. Taken from the tales known as the Arabian Nights, the film tells the story of a young prince tricked by a wicked sorcerer into mounting a magical, flying horse for a direct course to his own demise. Soaring headlong into a series of wondrous adventures, and joining forces with the likes of Aladdin and a fabled witch, the prince evades his fate by saving a beautiful princess and doing battle with the sorcerer's army of monsters. This cinematic treasure has been beautifully restored with color tinting and a new orchestral recording of the magnificent original score by Wolfgang Zeller. Thrilling, sensuous and dazzling, Prince Achmed will amaze and enthrall audience of all ages.
Blu-ray Extras Include:
The Blu-ray edition includes the following short films by animator Lotte Reiniger: The Secret of the Marquise (1921); The Flying Coffer (1921); Dr. Dolittle: Lion’s Den (1923) in both German and English; Dr. Dolittle: A Trip to Africa (1923); Dr. Dolittle: Cannibal Land (1923); The Death-Feigning Chinaman (1928); The Caliph Stork (1935); The Magic Horse (1953); Aladdin and His Magic Lamp (1954); The Star of Bethlehem (1956); and The Lost Son (1974).
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