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The Colour Of Pomegranates – Limited Edition (Blu-Ray)

Director: Sergei Parajanov
Blu-Ray, 1969
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Sergei Parajanov’s celebrated masterpiece paints an astonishing portrait of the 18th century Armenian poet Sayat Nova, the ‘King of Song’. Parajanov’s aim was not a conventional biography but a cinematic expression of his work, resulting in an extraordinary visual poem. Key moments in his subject’s life are illustrated through a series of exquisitely orchestrated tableaux filled with rich colour and stunning iconography, each scene a celluloid painting alive with stylised movement.

One of cinema’s most revered and beautiful films, now presented in a stunning new restoration by Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation.


Disc 1
– Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation restoration of the the Armenian version (‘The Parajanov Cut’)
– The Russian version (‘The Yutkevich Cut’) prepared using The Film Foundation’s restored material
– Optional annotated commentary on the ‘Armenian Cut’ by James Steffen, author of ‘The Cinema of Sergei Parajanov’ and advisor on the new restoration
– Optional audio commentary on the ‘Yutkevich Cut’ by Levon Abrahamyan

Disc 2
– New 2K restoration of Sergei Parajanov’s short film ‘Kiev Frescoes’ with optional annotated commentary by Daniel Bird
– ‘Poetry, Pomegranates and Parajanov: A new appreciation’ by Daniel Bird
– ‘Pomegranates Rediscovered’: Cecilia Cenciarelli of Bologna Cineteca on the multi-national effort to save ‘The Colour of Pomegranates’
– ‘Free Parajanov!’ Tony Rayns on the campaign to free Parajanov
– The World is a Window: The Making of the Colour of Pomegranates’
– Memories About Sayat Nova: Levon Grigoryan’s 2006 documentary featuring extracts from the rushes
– Parajanov: A Requiem
– 112 page limited edition book featuring Martin Scorsese introduction, archive material, new writings, costume designs and storyboards

  • Barcode: 5028836040774
  • Language: Armenian
  • Subtitle: English
  • Country: Russia
  • Studio: Second Sight Films
  • Year: 1969
  • Screen ratio: Widescreen

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