The Colour of Pomegranates (Standard Edition) [Blu-ray]

Release Date: 13 January 2020 | Certificate: Suitable for 15 years and over
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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.

Special Features:

Disc 1

  • Martin Scorsese's The Film Foundation restoration of 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 'he 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 Frescoe 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
Release Date: 13 January 2020
Certificate: ELSPA 15+ - ELSPA Minimum Age 15
SKU: 2NDBR4111