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Under the Shadow (2016): Region-free Limited Edition Blu-ray

UK label Second Sight Films is releasing Director Babak Anvari’s atmospheric horror, Under the Shadow (2016), on a limited edition Blu-ray.

In 1988 Tehran, Shideh’s attempts to rejoin medical school are thwarted as a consequence of her politically active history. Her husband is sent off to serve in the Iran-Iraq War while Iraqi air raids draw perilously close to their own apartment.

As neighbours and friends flee from a city in chaos she is left alone with her daughter Dorsa who becomes increasingly ill and seemingly disturbed. Shideh initially dismisses her tantrums over a missing doll but is soon terrified they’ve been targeted by a djinn – a malevolent spirit that steals from those it seeks to possess.

Release date: February 10, 2020
Genre: Horror / Drama

Disc and film details

  • Director: Babak Anvari
  • Cast: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi 
  • Country: UK, Iran
  • Production Year: 2016
  • Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
  • Region: Free
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Formats: Color; 2.39:1
  • Audio: Persian
  • Subtitle: English
  • Studio: Second Sight Films (UK)

Special features

  • Two & Two – Babak Anvari’s BAFTA Award nominated short film
  • Escaping the Shadow: a new interview with director Babak Anvari
  • Within the Shadow: a new interview with actor Narges Rashidi
  • Forming the Shadow: a new interview with producers Lucan Toh and Oliver Roskill
  • Shaping the Shadow : a new interview with cinematographer Kit Fraser
  • A new audio commentary with Babak Anvari and Jamie Graham
  • Rigid slipcase featuring new artwork by Christopher Shy
  • Soft cover book with new esssays by Jon Towlson and Daniel Bird plus behind-the-scenes photos and concept illustrations
  • Poster featuring the new artwork
  • REGION-FREE

Under the Shadow (2016) trailer

Notice: The picture quality of these videos do not reflect the picture quality of the Blu-ray or DVD in this package.

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