Considered by many to be one of the best examples of modern horror, writer-director Babak Anvari's Persian-language supernatural horror hit and directorial debut, Under the Shadow, is currently streaming on Netflix, but if you're like me and still collect physical media, you'll be happy to know that the film is getting a limited edition Blu-ray release from Second Sight Films.
Limited to 2,000 units, the release comes packaged in a rigid slipcase featuring new artwork by Christopher Shy. It also features a soft cover book with new essays by Jon Towlson and Daniel Bird, plus behind-the-scenes photos and concept illustrations and a poster featuring Shy's new artwork.
Special Features include:
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
In the film, "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."
Pre-orders are available now via Second Sight, with a planned February 10th, 2020 release date.