Lawrence of Arabia (50th Anniversary Restoration)

Lawrence of Arabia (50th Anniversary Restoration)

Lawrence of Arabia (50th Anniversary Restoration)

Winner of seven Academy Awards and regarded as one of the greatest movies ever made, this 50th Anniversary edition of David Lean's 1962 epic has been digitally restored to 4K resolution, playing to a very favourable crowd at Cannes 2012. Based on the life of eccentric British Officer T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole), who succeeded in uniting the Arab tribes and going to war against the occupying Turkish army in World War I.

"Grand in every sense, David Lean's film is an example of an established director full of confidence and ambition. Nearly four hours long, several years in the making, and complete with an interval and its own overture, Lawrence of Arabia aims for greatness and achieves it." (BBC)

Winner of seven 1963 Academy Awards, including Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Score and Best Picture. Best Film, BAFTA Awards 1963.
1962Rating: M, Medium level violence, Adult themes, Low level coarse language213 minsUKEnglish, Arabic and Turkish with English subtitles
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Variety

Variety

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A once-over-lightly look at the man, the movie and director David Lean, "Once Upon a Time ... Lawrence of Arabia" is strictly for general auds only. Hour-long docu would make an OK curtainraiser for airings of the movie or as a preface to Lean events. But there's almost nothing here that's fresh to the already detailed documentation, in books and on DVD, of the "Lawrence" phenom.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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What a bold, mad act of genius it was, to make Lawrence of Arabia, or even think that it could be made.

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Variety

Variety

press

A once-over-lightly look at the man, the movie and director David Lean, "Once Upon a Time ... Lawrence of Arabia" is strictly for general auds only. Hour-long docu would make an OK curtainraiser for airings of the movie or as a preface to Lean events. But there's almost nothing here that's fresh to the already detailed documentation, in books and on DVD, of the "Lawrence" phenom.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

What a bold, mad act of genius it was, to make Lawrence of Arabia, or even think that it could be made.

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