The Blood of Hussain/Towers of Silence

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The Blood of Hussain/Towers of Silence

#1 Post by MichaelB » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:10 am

Confirmed for October 22:
Blu-ray world premiere of Jamil Dehlavi's rare and acclaimed films The Blood of Hussain and Towers of Silence, released together in a Dual Format Edition. Jamil Dehlavi is arguably Pakistan's leading filmmaker. Political, subversive and artistically maverick, Dehlavi's remarkable body of work stands out for its originality and engagement with the social and political questions of his time. Read more about the director in a Guardian feature published yesterday.
(That feature, incidentally, doesn't mention that Dehlavi's visually gobsmacking Anglo-Turkish horror film Born of Fire is getting an Indicator release in September - and his later Immaculate Conception will be joining the Indicator line-up not long afterwards. What with Eureka's Jinnah already on the market, all these releases plug several major high-definition gaps in the career of one of the more original directors to have emerged in the last forty years.)

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Re: The Blood of Hussain/Towers of Silence

#2 Post by What A Disgrace » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:14 am

I knew about this yesterday, but now I've learned that Immaculate Conception is coming from Indicator.

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Re: The Blood of Hussain/Towers of Silence

#3 Post by MichaelB » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:15 am

Already revealed in their newsletter, although the "later this year" originally mentioned is now more likely to be "early 2019".

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Re: The Blood of Hussain/Towers of Silence

#4 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:32 am

Having only seen Born of Fire, I'm definitely interested in seeing more of Dehlavi's work. Seems like a good time to do so.

If you've seen the other films in question, how do they compare to the former? Are they completely different films? I've read up a little on Jinnah, and skimming the linked Guardian article, I get the impression that Born is somewhat the odd one out, though the others sound no less interesting.

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