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Thief of Bagdad [DVD] [1940] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006L931
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 229,322 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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I first saw this movie shortly after the death of its maker Alexander Korda when all his movies were shown on TV for the first time, and I remember being bowled over by the slendour and imaginative richness of the production even though I had to watch it in glorious black and white. When I got to watch it again some years later I was bowled over again by the sheer beauty of the early technicolor. It remains the finest cinematic evocation of the Arabian Nights, a potent blend of magic, romance and adventure and the inspirer of countless similar but inferior Hollywood spectacles a couple of which starred Sabu. A few years ago in a TV documentary John Justin, his co-star in this movie, said of the charismatic young Indian actor who sadly died at the age of 39 "In the course of a long life I've met many people most of whom I've forgotten but Sabu will always shine in my memory like a diamond." But the finest performance is given undoubtedly by the legendary Conrad Veidt as the wicked vizier Jaffar, one of the cinema's greatest portrayals of malevolence and all the more effective for being underplayed. "Know that there are only three things men respect: the lash that descends, the yoke that breaks and the sword that slays. By the power and terror of these you may conquer the earth." When the vizier drips his poisonous credo into the ear of the idealistic young king you are reminded of a certain Adolf Hitler (this British production was in fact interrupted by the outbreak of World War 2 and completed in Hollywood with financial aid from United Artists in which Korda was a partner. Veidt and Sabu stayed on in Hollywood, the former went on to play the dastardly Major Strasser in Casablanca whilst Sabu played Mowgli in the Jungle Book.Read more ›
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THE THIEF OF BAGDAD [1940] [Blu-ray] Thrilling! . . . Amazing! The Wonder Picture Of All Time! Mighty Technicolor Spectacle!

A triumph of film-making, ‘The Thief of Bagdad’ is one of legendary producer Alexander Korda's best-loved films and remains the benchmark for spectacular fantasy to this day. This multiple OSCAR® winning film is a magical, atmospheric epic its sumptuous art direction and beguiling special effects making it the definitive vision of the famous Arabian Nights tale. ‘The Thief of Bagdad’ is featured here in a High Definition transfer from original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

Imprisoned by the evil Grand Vizier Jaffar, Ahmad the rightful King of Bagdad meets young Abu, the greatest thief in the land. Together they escape and embark on a series of fantastical adventures, only just surviving a terrifying encounter with a Djinn, from whom Abu manages to extract three wishes...

FILM FACT: Awards and Nominations: 1940 Academy Awards®: Won: Best Color Art Direction for Vincent Korda. Won: Best Color Cinematography for Georges Perinal. Won: Best Special Effects for Lawrence W. Butler. Won: Best Special Effects for Jack Whitney. Nominated: Best Original Score for Miklos Rozsa. Alexander Korda had intended to cast Vivien Leigh as the Princess, but she went to Hollywood to be with Laurence Olivier. All primary cast members are deceased. Leslie Phillips CBE and Dame Cleo Laine, both of whom had uncredited roles.
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By Chinatown Blue TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 Jan. 2015
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This review relates to the 2015 Network blu ray release of the 1940 British film by Alexander Korda, and not to any other version.

I admit, having really enjoyed Network's blu ray release of The Lady Vanishes, I was a bit let down by this. The restoration is pretty good, especially in the sound (it's not up to modern stereo but it is clear, and a lot better than the version I last saw on tv which made Conrad Veidt's voice vibrate like an old school soprano); detail jumps out at you, and it is as bright and gaudy as an Arabian Nights fantasy should be. But the picture jumped several times during the film. There was no serious loss of dialogue or plot, but it did become quite jarring and I have not seen it in other Network blu rays. Possibly this is a bad pressing, but it looked to me like faults on the film which had not been properly fixed. I am not 100% sure but at one point it looked as if the sound had gone a little out of sync following a momentary skip.

The other problem I have is that the colour looked a bit off in places. I'm pretty sure that at least one of these spots was in the film last time I watched it on tv, but not others. And the quality of the blu ray image has not been kind to the special effects at all. I know a lot of viewers insist on no retouching but a little softening of lines here and there would not have done any harm.

When it comes to extras there are very few - a theatrical trailer, photo gallery, and a gallery of promotional material like posters . The latter was actually quite interesting - I had no idea they had released tie-in materials like colouring books to go with the film! There are some poster images on the inside of the case insert too, which I thought a nice touch.
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