Not content with only offering one world cinema classic on Blu-Ray as a competition prize, we've now got another one up for grabs! Second Sight have a copy of the unique arthouse masterpiece, The Colour of Pomegranates for us to give away to one lucky reader.
Details on how to enter the competition are at the bottom of this page, but in the meantime, here's some information about the film:
Sergei Parajanov’s celebrated masterwork The Colour Of Pomegranates paints an astonishing portrait of the 18th century Armenian poet Sayat Nova, the ‘King of Song’ and now arrives on Blu-ray for the first time, presented in a stunning new restoration by Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation World Cinema Project and Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, in association with the National Cinema Centre of Armenia and Gosfilmofond of Russia.
One of cinema’s most revered and beautiful films this masterpiece is not a conventional biography but a cinematic expression of Sayat Nova’s 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.
Marking 50 years since the start of production, this cinematic masterpiece arrives on 19th February 2018 courtesy of Second Sight, as The Colour Of Pomegranates Limited Edition Box Set, a luxury two-disc collector’s set on Blu-ray complete with a 112-page perfect-bound book, a host of brand new special features, archive material, short film, documentaries and both the Armenian and Russian versions of the film.
SPECIAL FEATURES FOR LIMITED EDITION:
• The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project restoration of The Armenian Version (‘Parajanov’s Cut’)
• The Russian Version (‘Yutkevich’s Cut’) prepared using The Film Foundation’s restored material
• Optional annotated commentary on The Armenian Version by James Steffen, author of ‘The Cinema of
Sergei Parajanov’ and advisor on the new restoration
• Optional audio commentary on The Russian Version by Levon Abrahamyan
• 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’
• 114-page limited edition book featuring Martin Scorsese introduction, archive material, new writings,
costume designs, storyboards and original literary script
Entering the Competition
To enter you simply need to share the competition on social media AND email us your details.
To use Twitter to share the competition, follow us @blueprintrev and copy and paste the following into a Tweet:
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Once you've shared/tweeted the competition, you need to email us (subject - The Colour Of Pomegranates Competition') with your name, Twitter/Facebook handle (whichever you used to share the competition) and postal address to: firstname.lastname@example.org
1 winner will be picked at random when the competition has closed. The competition is only open to residents of the UK – one entry per person and Blueprint: Review contributors are not eligible. The competition ends on 29th January 2018 at 12pm. The winners will be contacted by email soon after that date.