JINNAH - LE [US]
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(Jamil Dehlavi, 1998)
Release date: 23 January 2024
Limited Edition Blu-ray (US premiere)
Christopher Lee (I, Monster) stars in Jinnah, an epic drama about the life of Pakistan’s founding father, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, directed by Jamil Dehlavi (Born of Fire, Immaculate Conception).
Exploring Jinnah’s journey, from political isolation in the Indian National Congress to his leadership of the Muslim League, and from his controversial fight for a Muslim homeland to the Partition of India, this ravishing and enthralling film examines the founding of Pakistan, as well as the bloody aftermath.
Co-starring Indian screen icon Shashi Kapoor (Shakespeare Wallah), and with support from James Fox (Performance), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), Sam Dastor (The Life and Death of Peter Sellers), and Maria Aitken (A Fish Called Wanda), Jinnah features a commanding performance from Lee – one which he himself considered to be the best of his career.
LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
- High Definition remaster, newly regraded under the supervision of director Jamil Dehlavi
- Original 5.1 surround sound and stereo audio tracks
- Alternative Urdu stereo audio track
- Dare to Dream (1997/2023, 37 mins): insightful documentary about the making of the film
- Original theatrical trailer
- Image gallery: original location photography
- New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Optional English subtitles for the Urdu soundtrack
- Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay on the film’s troubled production by cinema expert and film festival programmer Éric Peretti, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
- US premiere on Blu-ray
- Limited edition of 4,000 copies for the UK and US
All extras subject to change