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Lawrence of Arabia (Sous-titres français) [Import]


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Product Details

  • Actors: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Omar Sharif
  • Directors: David Lean
  • Writers: Michael Wilson, Robert Bolt, T.E. Lawrence
  • Producers: David Lean, Sam Spiegel
  • Format: NTSC, Widescreen, Subtitled, Dolby, Import
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Korean, Chinese, Thai
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.20:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: Jan. 1 2002
  • Run Time: 217 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (250 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006ADD5

Product Description

Product Description

O'Toole/Guinness/Sharif/Quinn ~ Lawrence Of Arabia

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Bonus Features

  • Making of Lawrence of Arabia
  • A Conversation with Steven Speilberg
  • Maan, Jordan: The Camels Are Cast (1 of 4 Original Featurettes)
  • Vintage Featurettes In Search of Lawrence
  • Vintage Featurettes Romance of Arabia (Newly Restored)
  • Original Newsreel Footage of the New York Premiere
  • Blu-ray Special Features

  • Secrets of Arabia: A Picture-in-Graphics Track
  • Peter O'Toole Revisits Lawrence of Arabia
  • Giftset Exclusive Features

  • 88 page Coffee Table Book: With rare behind-the-scenes photos
  • 70mm Film Frame: Individually numbered
  • Soundtrack CD: With 2 previously un-released tracks and original score from the film
  • Key Talent

  • Peter O'Toole
  • Alec Guinness
  • Anthony Quinn
  • --This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.

    Customer Reviews

    4.7 out of 5 stars

    Most helpful customer reviews

    18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Joseph Lee #1 REVIEWER#1 HALL OF FAME on Nov. 14 2012
    Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
    RESTORATION:

    "We wanted to return this film to as pristine a condition as possible to honour its anniversary release," says Grover Crisp, EVP of Asset Management, Film Restoration and Digital Mastering for SPE. The original camera negative was scanned at 8K and the film went through a painstaking process of repairing problems inherent to the 50-year old film elements. Using the latest digital imaging technology, the colour grading and re-mastering was completed in 4K at Colorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainments' digital intermediate facility. "The original negative was seriously damaged in a number of ways, some problems dating from the original release and some accumulated over the years." says Crisp. "But, until now, we did not have the tools available to address these issues. We think fans of the film will be as amazed as we are at the detail and resolution in the imagery captured by cinematographer Freddie Young to compliment David Lean's immaculate direction." How true!!

    VIDEO:

    Lawrence of Arabia arrives at blu ray with MPEG-4 AVC 1080p 2.19:1 encode. Now through the high scrutiny lens of blu ray comes an image of the greatness in the look back at Lawrence of Arabia that today requires only the gift of sight to see in all of its filmic glory. Sony's meticulous 4K restoration is not just a treat, it's a revelation and perhaps the definitive blu ray catalogue release, if not the format's finest presentation. It is a beautiful picture, to say the least, every frame lovingly cared for and displayed on blu-ray with the sort of attention to detail and, indeed, flawlessness that a film of this magnitude commands. Sony's picture dazzles from the opening shots of Lawrence speeding down very well-defined pavement and past sharp and accurate foliage.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Argus on Aug. 22 2012
    Format: DVD
    Praise is often lavished too readily but for "Lawrence of Arabia" all the accolades are justified. This film owes its place among cinema's greatest achievements because of a quality which occasionally emerges when talent combines to create something special.

    It's impossible not to admire the grandeur of the sweeping desert scenes, photographed by Freddie Young in Super Panavision 70 (no CGI here!), blending with Maurice Jarre's majestic soundtrack; the imaginative transitional editing which so inspired the likes of Steven Spielberg; Robert Bolt's provocative screenplay with its ironic twists and character complexities; the spectacular battle sequences full of swirling colour; and not least the mesmerising Peter O'Toole as Lawrence, superbly supported by Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins and the rest.

    All these elements were moulded under the hands of director David Lean into a film that has become an enduring masterpiece. His vision, understanding of the subject matter, mastery of technique, eye for detail and uncompromising standards present us with a riveting desert saga based on the exploits of enigmatic British army officer, T.E. Lawrence, during the Arab Revolt in the First World War. Lean's work is now restored to its original pristine state, the transfer to blu-ray injecting it with a refreshing vitality.

    Some find it difficult to accept western actors in Arab roles and the film is indeed a product of the early 'sixties, when such things were common practice. But it should be remembered that Alec Guinness as Faisal was mistaken for the Prince on the set by people who knew him, and that Lean himself did not recognize Anthony Quinn when he first arrived made up in Arab costume.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Sept. 1 2002
    Format: DVD
    It's a wonder this film was made at all. As Omar Sharif famously said (I'm quoting from memory, but this is close): "Say you are the man with the money at the studio. Someone comes to you and says he wants to make a film that's four hours long, with no action, no love story, no women at all, very little dialog, and no stars in the lead roles, and you want to go to one of the most remote places in the world to film it. What would you say?"
    Fortunately, it was made, and stands to this day as the greatest epic ever filmed. The dialog is indeed sparse, but memorable. There's not a wasted word in this movie. There is action, but it's not the focus of the film, this isn't an "action" movie. O'Toole and Sharif were relative unknowns at the time, but this film made them international stars. There is indeed no love story. Lawrence is believed to have been homosexual, and that aspect of his character is hinted at in the film, but not really addressed (this was 1962, after all). They did in fact film it in the vast, remote Jordanian desert, and that desert is as much a character in the film as any of the actors. If there was ever a more beautifully filmed movie, I haven't seen it. To say the cinematography is breathtaking is to fail to do it justice. The DVD looks spectacular, you have to remind yourself constantly that you're looking at a movie filmed over 40 years ago. The sound has also been remastered, and Maurice Jarre's score sounds glorious. Don't listen to those who say Lawrence of Arabia is overrated. It's impossible to overrate this movie.
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