UK The River (Blu-ray) (BFI) [UK]

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Release date: August 23, 2021
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Price: £17.99 (BFI) - £17.49 (Amazon - Zavvi) - £19.99 (HMV)

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Extras:
  • 2-disc limited edition
  • Introduction to The River by Indian filmmaker Kumar Shahani
  • Around the River (2008, 60 mins): Arnaud Mandagaran’s documentary about the making of The River
  • India Matri Bhumi (1959, 91 mins): several stories depicting the landscapes and fauna of India are mixed with documentary footage in acclaimed filmmaker Roberto Rossellini’s rarely seen film
  • Around India with a Movie Camera (2018, 73 mins): with material drawn exclusively from the BFI National Archive, Around India explores not only the people and places of over 70 years ago, but asks us to engage with broader themes of a shared history, shifting perspectives in the lead up to Indian independence and the ghosts of the past
  • Villenour (French India: Territory of Pondicherry) (1914, 4 mins)
  • Manufacturing Ropes and Marine Cables at Howrah, Near Calcutta (1909, 8 mins)
  • Trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve offering a choice of original posters
  • **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Illustrated booklet including new writing on the film as well as previously published archival material