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The Adventures of
Prince Achmed

(1926)

 
coverThe Milestone Cinematheque
2011 DVD edition

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926), color-tinted and color-toned black & white, 65 minutes, not rated,
with Lotte Reiniger: Homage to the Inventor of the Silhouette Film (1999), color and black & white, 60 minutes, not rated.

Milestone Films, unknown catalog number, unknown UPC number.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region 1 NTSC DVD disc, full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English? language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles?, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $29.99.
Release date: 1 November 2011
Country of origin: USA
This remastered edition has been prepared from 35mm materials and features a stereo recording of the original 1926 music score, as originally recorded in 2000 for ZDF/Arte.

The supplemental material includes an optional voiceover narration soundtrack, the documentary Lotte Reiniger: Homage to the Inventor of the Silhouette Film written and directed by Katja Raganelli, a 1921 animated advertising trailer by Lotte Reiniger, and a still photo gallery.

 
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coverThe Milestone Collection
2002 DVD edition

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926), color-tinted and color-toned black & white, 65 minutes, not rated,
with Lotte Reiniger: Homage to the Inventor of the Silhouette Film (1999), color and black & white, 60 minutes, not rated.

Milestone Film & Video, distributed by Image Entertainment,
ID1017MLSDVD, unknown UPC number.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region 1 NTSC DVD disc, full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English? language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles?, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $29.99.
Release date: 3 December 2002
Country of origin: USA
This edition of this amazing feature-length animated film has been prepared from 35mm materials and features a new stereo recording of the original 1926 music score, as originally prepared by the British Film Institute.

The supplemental material includes an optional voiceover narration soundtrack, the documentary Lotte Reiniger: Homage to the Inventor of the Silhouette Film written and directed by Katja Raganelli, a 1921 animated advertising trailer by Lotte Reiniger, and a still photo gallery.

 
USA: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 1 NTSC DVD edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
 
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coverBFI Video Publishing
2013 Blu-ray Disc / DVD edition

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926), color-tinted and color-toned black & white, 67 minutes, BBFC Classification PG,
with Der fliegende Koffer [The Flying Coffer] (1921), black & white, 9 minutes, BBFC Classification PG, Das Geheimnis der Marquise [The Secret of the Marquise] (1922), black & white, 2 minutes, BBFC Classification PG, Doktor Dolittle und seine Tiere: Die Reise nach Afrika [The Adventures of Dr. Dolittle: A Trip to Africa] (1928), black & white, 12 minutes, BBFC Classification PG, Doktor Dolittle und seine Tiere: Die Affenbrücke [The Adventures of Dr. Dolittle: Cannibal Land] (1928), black & white, 10 minutes, BBFC Classification PG, Doktor Dolittle und seine Tiere: Die Affenkrankheit [The Adventures of Dr. Dolittle: The Lion’s Den] (1928), black & white, 11 minutes, BBFC Classification PG, The Star of Bethlehem (1956), color, 18 minutes, BBFC Classification PG, and The Lost Son (1974), color, 14 minutes, BBFC Classification PG.

BFI Video Publishing, BFIB1165, UPC 5-03567-011652.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region B Blu-ray Disc, pillarboxed 16:9 (? x ? pixels) AVCHD MPEG-4 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, 48k/16-bit audio bit rate, PCM 2.0 mono sound; and one single-sided, dual-layered, Region 2 PAL DVD disc, full-frame 4:3 (? x ? pixels) MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, 320 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound; German language intertitles, optional English language subtitles, chapter stops; two-disc BD keepcase, £24.99.
Release date: 19 August 2013.
Country of origin: England

This dual-format edition of this amazing feature-length animated film has been transferred in high-definition by L’Immagine Ritrovata from the 35mm restoration prepared by Deutsches Filmmuseum Frankfurt.

The presentation features a stereo recording of the original 1926 music score by Wolfgang Zeller.

The supplemental material includes a new optional voiceover narration soundtrack performed by Penelope McGhie, and a 30-page booklet with essays by Jaz Stewart and Philip Kemp, with a contribution by Marina Warner.

North American collectors will need a region-free Blu-ray Disc player and/or a region-free PAL DVD player capable of outputting an NTSC-compatible signal to view this edition.

 
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coverBFI Video Publishing
2001 DVD edition

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926), color-tinted and color-toned black & white, 65 minutes, BBFC Classification PG,
with Lotte Reiniger: Homage to the Inventor of the Silhouette Film (1999), color and black & white, 60 minutes, BBFC Classification PG.

BFI Video Publishing, unknown catalog number, unknown UPC number, ISBN 5-035673-005231.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region 2 PAL DVD disc, full-frame 4:3 (? x ? pixels) MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, £19.99.
Release date: 23 July 2001.
Country of origin: England
This edition of this amazing feature-length animated film has been prepared from 35mm materials and features a new stereo recording of the original 1926 music score.

The supplemental material includes an optional voiceover narration soundtrack, the documentary Lotte Reiniger: Homage to the Inventor of the Silhouette Film written and directed by Katja Raganelli, a 1921 animated advertising trailer by Lotte Reiniger, and a still photo gallery.

North American collectors will need a region-free PAL DVD player capable of outputting an NTSC-compatible signal to view this edition.

 
United Kingdom: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 2 PAL DVD edition from Amazon.co.uk. Your purchase supports Silent Era.
coverAbsolut Medien
2005 DVD edition

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926), color-tinted and color-toned black & white, 65 minutes, not rated.

Absolut Medien, unknown catalog number, unknown UPC number.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0 PAL DVD disc, full-frame 4:3 (? x ? pixels) MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, German language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles?, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, €18.99.
Release date: 21 November 2005.
Country of origin: Germany
North American collectors will need a region-free PAL DVD player capable of outputting an NTSC-compatible signal to view this edition.
coverArte Editions
200? DVD edition

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926), color-tinted and color-toned black & white, 65 minutes, not rated.

Arte Editions, unknown catalog number, unknown UPC number.
One single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0 PAL DVD disc, full-frame 4:3 (? x ? pixels) MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, German language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles?, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, €18.99.
Release date: unknown.
Country of origin: unknown
This edition may be the same as the Absolut Medien edition noted above.

North American collectors will need a region-free PAL DVD player capable of outputting an NTSC-compatible signal to view this edition.

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