Regular price Sale

(Jamil Dehlavi, 1992)
Release date: 25 March 2019 (OOP date: 8 April 2024)
Limited Edition Blu-ray (World Blu-ray premiere)

A Western couple (played by Melissa Leo and James Wilby) working in Pakistan visit an unconventional holy shrine to harness its spiritual powers to help them conceive a child. They are lavished with the attentions of the shrine’s leader (an exceptional performance from Zia Mohyeddin – Lawrence of Arabia, Khartoum) and her followers, but their methods and motives are not all that they seem, and the couple’s lives are plunged into darkness.

This ravishing, unsettling film from director Jamil Dehlavi (The Blood of Hussain, Born of Fire) is a deeply personal work which raises questions of cultural and sexual identity, religious fanaticism and the abuses of power. The brand-new 2K restoration from the original negative was supervised and approved by Dehlavi and cinematographer Nic Knowland.

  • New 2K restoration by Powerhouse Films from the original negative, supervised and approved by director Jamil Dehlavi and cinematographer Nic Knowland
  • Original stereo audio
  • Alternative original mono mix
  • Saints and Sinners (2019, 6 mins): a new interview with writer, producer, director Jamil Dehlavi
  • A Dangerous Picture (2019, 20 mins): celebrated actor James Wilby recalls the difficulty and good fortune involved with the production of the film
  • Leap of Faith (2019, 22 mins): actor Ronny Jhutti remembers the experience of working on his feature-film debut
  • Exotic Warmth (2019, 17 mins): Nic Knowland reflects on the challenges of making the film on location
  • Original trailer
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 28-page booklet with a new essay by Naman Ramachandran, Jeff Billington on Nic Knowland, Jamil Dehlavi on Immaculate Conception, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies


BBFC cert: 15
EAN: 5037899071939