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The thief of Bagdad : an Arabian fantasy

Author: Alexander Korda, SirMiles MallesonLajos BiróGeorges PérinalLudwig BergerAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection : Janus Films, ©2008.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 431.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system   Book : English : Special ed., full screenView all editions and formats
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When Prince Ahmad is blinded and cast out of Bagdad by the nefarious Jaffar, he joins forces with the scrappy thief Abu to win back his royal place, as well as the heart of a beautiful princess.
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Genre/Form: Fantasy films
Adventure films
Feature films
Fantasy
Adventure
Adaptations
Drama
Film adaptations
Action and adventure films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Korda, Sir; Miles Malleson; Lajos Biró; Georges Périnal; Ludwig Berger; Michael Powell; Tim Whelan; Conrad Veidt; Sabu; June Duprez; John Justin; Rex Ingram; Morton Selten; Mary Morris; Bruce Winston; Hay Petrie; Adelaide Hall; Roy Emerton; Allan Jeayes; Charles Crichton; Miklós Rózsa; Francis Ford Coppola; Martin Scorsese; Bruce Eder; Andrew Moor; Ian Christie; United Artists Corporation.; Criterion Collection (Firm); Janus Films.
ISBN: 9781604650426 1604650427
OCLC Number: 212382901
Language Note: In English with optional English SDH subtitles.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1940.
Booklet includes essays by film scholars Andrew Moor ("Arabian fantasies") & Ian Christie ("The lion triumphant").
Special features (disc 1): optional audio commentary by filmmakers Francis Ford Coppola & Martin Scorsese; optional audio commentary by film historian Bruce Eder; optional music and effects track; theatrical trailer (3 min.); color bars.
Special features (disc 2): "Visual effects" documentary (c2008, 31 min.); Blue screen demo (2 min.); Powell reminisces about the making of the film (1987?, audio only); excerpts from a radio interview with Rózsa (1976, audio only); production and publicity stills gallery; Dufaycolor stills gallery; "The lion has wings" (c1940, 76 min., b&w), a propaganda film for the English war effort produced by Korda.
Credits: Associate producers, Zoltan Korda and William Cameron Menzies ; production designed by Vincent Korda ; special effects directed by Lawrence Butler ; musical score and songs by Miklos Rozsa ; production manager, David B. Cunynghame ; supervising editor, William Hornbeck ; costumes designed by Oliver Messel, John Armstrong, Marcel Vertes ; film editor, Charles Chrichton.
Cast: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez, John Justin, Rex Ingram, Miles Malleson, Morton Selten, Mary Morris, Bruce Winston, Hay Petrie, Adelaide Hall, Roy Emerton, Allan Jeayes.
Description: 2 videodiscs (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm.)
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono.
Contents: Special features: disc 1. The film: New digital transfer, from restored film elements ; Two audio commentaries: one featuring renowned directors Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese, and one with film and music historian Bruce Eder ; Optional music and effects track ; Theatrical trailer --
disc 2. "Visual effects" documentary featuring interviews with special-effects masters Ray Harryhausen, Dennis Muren, and Craig Barron ; "The lion has wings (1940)," producer Alexander Korda's propaganda film for the English war effort, created when The Thief of Bagdad went into production hiatus ; Excerpts from co-director Michael Powell's audio dictations for his autobiography ; Excerpt from a 1976 radio interview with composer Miklos Rozsa ; Stills gallery featuring rare images of the film's production and photos shot in Dufaycolor.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 431.
Other Titles: Visual effects.
Lion has wings.
Arabian fantasies.
Lion triumphant.
Thief of Bagdad (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Alexander Korda presents ; screen play and dialogue by Miles Malleson ; scenario by Lajos Biro ; chief photographer, George Perinal ; directed by Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell and Tim Whelan ; produced by Alexander Korda ; United Artists.

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When Prince Ahmad is blinded and cast out of Bagdad by the nefarious Jaffar, he joins forces with the scrappy thief Abu to win back his royal place, as well as the heart of a beautiful princess.

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