If there was ever to be a fine example wonderful Silent film Joe May’s lavish The Indian Tomb is it. Eureka Entertainment have announced they are set to release the adventure thriller, written by Thea von Harbou and Fritz Lang, on Blu-ray to mark the 100th Anniversary of the film. Presented from a 2K restoration available for the first time ever in the UK, and released as part of The Masters of Cinema Series in February 2022.
One of the grandest German epics of the silent era, Joe May’s two-part adaptation of Thea von Harbou’s 1918 novel is an artistic triumph.
Conrad Veidt gives an incredible performance as a dominating maharajah who commissions a German architect (Olaf Fønss) to build the most magnificent mausoleum ever constructed, where he intends to imprison his wife whilst she is still alive as a terrible revenge for her infidelity.
Rich in exotic imagery and mysticism, The Indian Tomb (Das Indische Grabmal) is a stunning epic and a thrilling adventure. The Masters of Cinema present the film across two Blu-ray discs, fully restored in 2K and available for the first time ever in the UK.
Have a look at the new Official Trailer, Eureka Entertainment has just released
“fascinating both as a time capsule of European attitudes toward India and (as) an example of silent filmmaking at its most grandiose” – AV Club
SPECIAL EDITION TWO-DISC BLU-RAY CONTAINS
Both parts presented in 1080p HD, across two Blu-ray discs from 2K restorations undertaken by the Murnau foundation (FWMS) | Musical Score (2018) by Irena and Vojtěch Havel | Optional English subtitles | Brand New video essay by David Cairns & Fiona Watson | PLUS: A collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Philip Kemp
GERMANY | 1921 | PG | 243 MINUTES | BLACK & WHITE | SILENT/ADVENTURE | 1.33:1 OAR
Available to order from: Eureka Store