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Immaculate Conception (Blu-ray)


Directed by Jamil Dehlavi

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Jamil Dehlavi writes and directs this drama set in Pakistan.

A British man (James Wilby) and his American wife (Melissa Leo), living in Karachi, are trying for a baby but without much success. In order to cure their infertility they visit an Islamic shrine where they hope to undergo a range of spiritual procedures that will allow them to conceive.

However, as they engage with different spiritual practices at the shrine their relationship is tested by their differences of opinion and their lust for other people.

  • 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
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More Information
SKU 5037899071939
Catalogue Number PHILTD145
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1992
Director Jamil Dehlavi
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) Powerhouse Films
Colour Colour
Sound Original stereo
Subtitles English Hard of Hearing
Language(s) English
Running time 118 min
Blu-ray region A, B, C
Certificate 18
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