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Ingmar Bergman's The Magic Flute on Blu-ray/DVD dual format in April

7 April 2018

Mozart’s immortal opera The Magic Flute [Trollflöjten] is masterfully reworked for the screen by the great Ingmar Bergman in this sublime rendering of one of the composer’s best-loved works – a cheerful and charming operatic celebration of love, forgiveness and humanity. This marvellously melodic visual treat is now available for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD in the UK, released in a Dual Format Edition by the BFI on 23 April 2018, following its recent theatrical release.

The Magic Flute stars Josef Köstlinger as Tamino, a young man determined to rescue beautiful princess Pamina (Irma Urrila) from the clutches of parental evil, helped – or perhaps even hindered – by the roguish pipe player Papageno (Håkan Hagegård).

The Magic Flute dual format pack shot

The Magic Flute comes to UK dual format (Blu-ray & DVD) on 23 April 2018 from the BFI at the RRP of £19.99.

Special features:

  • Papageno (1935, 11 mins): Lotte Reiniger’s enchanting silhouette-animation inspired by Mozart’s opera
  • In Mozart’s Footsteps (1938, 11 mins): fascinating post-Anschluss travelogue by roving aristocrat Lady Dunn
  • On Such a Night (1955, 37 mins): the colourful adventures of an American opera buff on his first visit to Glyndebourne, directed by Anthony Asquith
  • Illustrated booklet with new writing by Sameer Rahim and Vic Pratt and full film credits