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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 30 August 2016
What can be said about this landmark piece of cinema that hasn't already been said? David Lean's masterpiece among a peerless body of work is presented here in a stunning remastered 1080p transfer, with a suitably beefed-up DTS-HD 5.1 lossless soundtrack. This is probably as close as home viewers are going to get to Lean's original vision of the audacious British officer who united Arabia's disparate tribes to fight off the invading Turks during World War I. Seriously, this film looks better than any 50+ year-old film should look, with a warm film grain, bright, colourful highlights and satisfyingly deep blacks. Add career-best performances from Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif and you have one of the greatest screen epics ever made.

Audio options are the original English track and a Spanish dub, while the subtitles are in English, Hindi and Spanish. Unsurprisingly for a movie with a running time of nearly four hours, the majority of the bonus features are bundled on a second blu ray disc. A must for lovers of the movie, these include an hour-long 'making of' documentary, featuring archive interviews with some of the key players involved in the film, including David Lean himself, a wonderful 20-minute featurette from 2009 with Peter O'Toole reminiscing over the film's production, and a short segment with Steven Spielberg, who declares Lawrence of Arabia to be his favourite film of all time. Can't argue with that. Essential.
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on 21 February 2017
Lawrence of Arabia in 4K is a glory. The dialogue is snappy, acting is superb, the visuals are very impressive and sometimes astounding.

Compared to modern movies the lack of CGI is a real breath of fresh air; real people in real locations filmed by a director and movie making team at the top of their game.

Pacing in a 4 hour movie is always going to be a problem, however in something this visually impressive you won't want it to end.
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on 4 April 2017
The amazing, enduring thing about this master piece documenting the Arab contribution to WW1 in the Middle East, is that it was made in 1962. Now 55 years old, it still tops the ratings, is still regarded as one of - if not the - best film ever made. An historical and cinemagraphic masterpiece.

Oh .... some folk can get political and silly about it, but thats noise for the dry academics, and the drama queens. This film is for posterity, and a record of amazing - if at times barbarous - moments in history. For all the latter, it was still a remarkable achievement by the Arab irregulars, and its this film, that ensures that does not get forgotten by the revisionists as time marches on.

The film-craft and photography are quite remarkable, even more so after the remastering to match with current 4K technologies. It is a true, if somewhat hackneyed phrase ...... " They don't make 'em like they used to" ...... If you are one of the newer generations who have not yet bought, or even heard of, this masterpiece of historical film-craft .... do so without hesitation. Just make sure you store away some copies - particularly burnt onto CDs - so you have them in your old age.

Its highly likely this masterpiece will still be top of the ratings even then. A remarkable film.
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on 22 February 2017
This is not a film review simply the Blu-ray edition review! This film was visually stunning on DVD and so the Blu-ray was surprising as I hadn't expected it to be so much better than the DVD. The Arabian landscapes seem to really highlight the difference between the formats. It doesn't make the film any better; it was a classic even before VHS, but it's a good reason to watch it again with something new to appreciate.
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on 15 April 2017
A most brilliant of all experience to watch in large, widescreen HD viewing and sound, if you are one of the lucky ones whom happened to have that, honestly must say. Within that regard, absolutely brilliant experience, one of the best movies ever made now on blu-ray.
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on 27 April 2017
A classic amongst movies ,it is timeless and will always appeal.

NOTE: For the first few minutes only, the music will be played with your screen blank. Have no fear, be patient and the movie will eventually come on and your enjoyment will begin.
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on 26 May 2017
One of my most famous or ite films the scene with Omar Sharif slowly appearing on the camel unforgettable highly recommended but very long
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on 3 April 2017
Gorgeous cinematography of the old school, and all based on fact. O'Toole will always be associated with this role. Simply a classic.
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on 3 May 2017
Great picture sharp and definition great sound.
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on 23 April 2017
a must have David Lean film classic.
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