Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Swords and scenery props from Prince of Persia...

Presented along with the fabulous movie costumes in the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time exhibit at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood was also a fantastic array of weaponry and props featured in the film, from swords, shields, axes, turbans and even ceramic elephants, to the legendary 'Dagger of Time'.

Actual Dagger of Time movie prop from
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Prince of Persia Dagger of Time movie prop
Original Dagger of Time Prince of Persia prop
Prince of Persia Dagger of Time props
The ancient and mystical dagger capable of unleashing the apocalyptic 'Sands of Time' is an integral plot element in the movie. Prince Dastan's evil uncle 'Nazim' wants to use the dagger to turn back time so he can claim the throne and rule the lands of Persia instead of his brother.

During the course of the movie it changes hands many times from Dastan to 'Princess Tamina', and is even swallowed whole by a viper.

Original Dagger of Time prop on display at El Capitan Theatre
Prince of Persia Dagger of Time prop
Prince of Persia Dagger of Time film prop
Actual Prince of Persia Dagger of Time prop
Here it is presented atop the ceremonial altar, as it was seen in the movie in the scared city of 'Alamut', where it was protected by Princess Tamina and her followers. I believe this dagger prop is one of many created for filming to be used in the movies many different stunts and scenes.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time movie poster
Prince of Persia movie poster
It's always great to see props used in movies you've seen up close to see the detail and amount of artistry that goes into making them seem as authentic as they do.

Dastan's swords used by Jake Gyllenhaal in Prince of Persia
Prince of Persia Dastan's swordsPrince of Persia sword props
The exhibit has a selection of weapons from the movie used by the different warring factions, from axes, helmets and infantry shields used by the Alamut army protecting their sacred city, to swords used by the invading Persian army and even those wielded by 'Sheik Amar's' private army.

Weaponry props and soldier accessories from Prince of Persia
Prince of Persia Alamut army film propsPrince of Persia axe film props
Actual Prince of Persia film props
Authentic Prince of Persia movie props
Prince of Persia movie weapon props
Prince of Persia sword movie props
Also included in the display were ceremonial funeral swords of the visiting dignitaries armies, from Egypt and China, coming to pay their respects to the murdered 'King Sharaman'.

Ceremonial funeral sword and shield props
Prince of Persia sword and shield propsPrince of Persia weaponry propsOriginal Prince of Persia film propsMovie props from Prince of Persia
In addition to all the wonderful weapons featured in the film, was this bejeweled Sultan's Turban and other headdresses worn by members of the opposing forces armies and royal guard.

Original headdresses featured in Prince of Persia
Prince of Persia Mughal Sultan Turban
Prince of Persia sultan turban
Prince of Persia movie helmets
Prince of Persia Alamut helmet props

Original Prince of Persia movie props and costumes
on display at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood
Prince of Persia exhibit at El Capitan
Other props and scenery from the movie also help to bring the Persian Empire of the sixth century alive, like the ornate gilded cage and decorative elephants below.

And finally, also on display was this amulet worn by Princes Tamina, which also held some of the fabled 'Sands of Time', plus the giant key that Dastan and the princess use to escape from Sheik Amar's clutches in the saltmine tunnels.

Actual props from Prince of Persia
Prince of Persia Tamina's amulet propPrince of Persia ornate cage prop
Prince of Persia saltmine key prop
If you like all these authentic props, you'll love the original costumes from Prince of Persia including Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Dastan' warrior outfit.

Buy the Dagger of Time replica in the USA: Prince of Persia Sands of Time Dagger Replica

3 comments:

  1. Do they always have this kind of display at the El Capitan?!

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  2. I've only noticed the display there recently, so I've seen this one for 'Prince of Persia' and also another for 'Alice in Wonderland' http://hollywoodmoviecostumesandprops.blogspot.com/search/label/Alice%20in%20Wonderland

    They are always great quality exhibits though!

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  3. PLEASE ANYONE COULD TELL ME WHERE TO BUY ONLINE THE REPLICA OF TAMINA´S AMULET (besides amazon.com)......THANKS SO MUCH!!! here is my email address: candy.quetzalli@gmail.com

    THANKS IN ADVANCE!!! CHEERS, Maria

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