121 Born of Fire

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121 Born of Fire

#1 Post by MichaelB » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:12 am

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BORN OF FIRE
(Jamil Dehlavi, 1987)
Release date: 24 September 2018
Limited Blu-ray Edition (World Blu-ray premiere) - preorder here


Following the mysterious death of his beloved father, classical musician Paul Bergson (Peter Firth, Equus, Tess, TV’s Spooks) is haunted by visions and nightmares. With his lover (Suzan Crowley, The Devil Inside), he travels to remote Turkey on a quest to find The Master Musician, only to encounter a creature of unimaginable evil.

Steeped in mysticism and music, and mixing the avant-garde with supernatural fantasy, stunning visuals and a terrific score by Colin Towns, Born of Fire is a bold and poetic horror film from one of international cinema’s great maverick talents.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
• High Definition remaster
• Original stereo audio
Qâf – The Sacred Mountain (1985, 26 mins): Jamil Dehlavi’s acclaimed art-documentary, with music by Tangerine Dream and Popul Vuh, chronicling a volcanic eruption in exquisite and hypnotic detail
• Interview with director Jamil Dehlavi (2018)
• Interview with actor Peter Firth (2018)
• Interview with composer Colin Towns (2018)
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Dr Ali Nobil Ahmad, an overview of contemporary critical responses, historic articles, and film credits
• World premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
• All extras subject to change

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BBFC cert: 15
REGION FREE
EAN: 5037899071779

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Re: 121 Born of Fire

#2 Post by jlnight » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:30 am

Am I right in thinking this never had a theatrical release in the UK? All I can find are three screenings on Channel 4, as part of their Film on Four strands. Even Qaf had a screening in 1987. Any chance of Blood of Hussain or Towers of Silence?

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Re: 121 Born of Fire

#3 Post by MichaelB » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:40 am

I believe a restoration of The Blood of Hussain is imminent, but not from Indicator.

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Re: 121 Born of Fire

#4 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:00 am

Never even heard of this, but the trailer would be right at home on one of those trailer collection discs

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Re: 121 Born of Fire

#5 Post by joshua » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:04 pm

Nice! Mondo Macabro put this out on dvd. I missed picking it up before the after-market prices started getting unreasonable. I'd say if you like Skolimowski's The Shout, this might be up your alley. For me they seem to be cut from similar cloth in terms of theme and general atmosphere.

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Re: 121 Born of Fire

#6 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:15 pm

Wonderful film this. The newsletter also mentions that they’re releasing Dehlavi’s Immaculate Conception later this year.

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Re: 121 Born of Fire

#7 Post by MichaelB » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:17 am

As teased above, the BFI has now confirmed that Dehlavi's earlier films The Blood of Hussain and Towers of Silence will be getting a double-bill release in October.

Immaculate Conception is still very much on the cards from Indicator, but early 2019 is looking more likely now. What with Eureka's recent Jinnah, this means that all of Dehlavi's pre-2000 features will be out on Blu-ray in a few months' time.

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