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  • Published: Burbank, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, [2000].
  • Year Published: 2000
  • Edition: Limited ed.
  • Description: 2 videodiscs (227 min.) : sd, col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD

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  • 0767859669
  • 9781435912342
  • 00043396058323
  • 043396256224

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Lawrence of Arabia

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Widescreen format.

Based on T.E. Lawrence's Seven pillars of wisdom.

Originally produced as motion picture in 1962.

Features include: disc one: archives of Arabia ; historic photographs ; take you behind-the-scenes (Part 1) ; Journey with Lawrence ; interactive map of the Middle East -- disc two: exclusive documentary, The making of Lawrence of Arabia ; a conversation with Steven Spielberg ; four original featurettes: Maan, Jordan: The Camels are cast, In search of Lawrence, Romance of Arabia, Wind, sand and star: The making of a classic ; original newsteel footage of the New York premiere.

DVD-ROM features: archives of Arabia: historic photographs take you behind-the-scenes (part 2) ; advertising campaigns ; theatrical trailers ; talent files.

Alec Guinness, Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, Jose Ferrer, Arthur Kennedy.

The story of T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole), the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity.

DVD ; Widescreen.

Contents: Seven pillars of wisdom.

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Diverse cast

English actor Alec Guinness wore significant makeup to play Prince Feisal, and Mexican-born Anthony Quinn (also well made up) plays Auda abu Tayi. Puerto Rican José Ferrer plays the Turkish Bey, and Omar Sharif (Lebanese-Egyptian) plays Sherif Ali.

An Adventure of a Film

Long, almost arduously so, and worth every minute.


lawrence of arabia is an absolute classic

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the legend lives on !

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