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|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.
|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.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 pages : color illustrations ; 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.
Thief of Bagdad (Motion picture : 1940)
Thief of Bagdad (Motion picture : 1924)
|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.|