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The thief of Bagdad [videorecording] : an Arabian fantasy / Janus Films ; Alexander Korda presents ; distributed by United Artists
DVDs DVDs | Criterion Collection | c2008 | Special ed. ; full screen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD T pt.1-2 ACTION/ADVENTURE)
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Imprint
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2008.
Edition
Special ed. ; full screen version.
Descript
2 videodiscs (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series
Criterion collection ; 431.
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 431.
System Det
DVD; Dolby Digital mono.
Note
In English, with optional English (SDH) subtitles.
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.
Credits
Screenplay and dialogue, Miles Malleson ; scenario, Lajos Biro ; directors, Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell and Tim Whelan ; producer, Alexander Korda ; chief photographer, George Perinal ; special effects director, Lawrence Butler ; editor, Charles Crichton ; musical score and songs, Miklos Rozsa ; editor,, Charles Crichton ; musical director, Muir Mathieson.
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1940.
Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary
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.
Note
Special features: Disc one: two audio commentaries, one with directors Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese, the other with film and music historian Bruce Eder; optional music and effects tracks; theatrical trailer ; Disc two: "Visual effects," a documentary about the technical achievement of The thief of Badgad, 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; excerpts from codirector Michael Powell's audio dictations for his autobiography; excerpts from a 1976 radio interview with composer Miklós Rózsa; stills gallery featuring images of the film's production and photos shot in Dufaycolor; booklet featuring new essays by film scholars Andrew Moor and Ian Christie.
Local Note
MW, 6-08; 7-12 (rpl)
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Alt Title
Thief of Baghdad
ISBN
9781604650426
1604650427
ISBN/ISSN
715515029926
Music #
CC1754D Criterion Collection
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