Lawrence of Arabia out on Blu-ray September 10th


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Widely considered one of the greatest and most influential films in the history of cinema, David Lean’s epic masterpiece Lawrence of Arabia, celebrating its 50th Anniversary, debuts fully-restored on Blu-ray in a two-disc set on September 10th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The director’s cut was meticulously restored by Sony Pictures Entertainment in 4K at Sony Pictures’ Colorworks from the original negative. Lawrence of Arabia was nominated for 10 Academy Awards® and took home seven, including Best Picture and Best Director. Academy Award® nominees Peter O’Toole (1962, Best Actor) and Omar Sharif (1962, Best Supporting Actor) star in the classic. Owners of the Blu-ray will be able to add Lawrence of Arabia to their free cloud-based UltraViolet account, enabling them to access their film through any UltraViolet-compatible service or device – from PCs and tablets to TVs and smart phones.

“Lawrence of Arabia is universally considered to be one of the greatest epic films of all time and is certainly the crown jewel in the Columbia Pictures library,” noted David Bishop, President of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. “Finally, the long anticipated and much in-demand release of David Lean’s masterpiece will be available in honor of the film’s 50th Anniversary on Blu-ray™, which will provide consumers the chance to experience the sheer spectacle and beauty of this movie with the finest image and sound available.”

Never-before-seen bonus content on the two-disc release includes the “Secrets of Arabia: A Picture-in-Graphics Track,” which allows the viewer to become immersed in the world of Lawrence of Arabia and learn about the customs and rituals of desert existence. Also included is newsreel footage of the New York premiere and advertising campaigns.


Winner of seven Academy Awards including Best Picture of 1962, Lawrence of Arabia stands as one of the most timeless and essential motion picture masterpieces. The greatest achievement of its legendary, Oscar-winning director David Lean (1962, Lawrence of Arabia; 1957, The Bridge on the River Kwai), the film stars Peter O’Toole – in his career-making performance – as T.E. Lawrence, the audacious World War I British army officer who heroically united rival Arab desert tribes and led them to war against the mighty Turkish Empire. Newly restored and remastered at 4K resolution, the massive scope and epic action of the Director’s Cut of Lawrence of Arabia can now be experienced like never before in this landmark 50th Anniversary Edition.

Bonus Features:


Feature Film, including overture, intermission, entr’acte and exit music
Newly re-mastered 5.1 English audio
Secrets of Arabia: A Picture-in-Graphic Track


o “Peter O’Toole Revisits Lawrence of Arabia” - All-New Interview
o “The Making of Lawrence of Arabia” documentary
o “A Conversation with Steven Spielberg”
o “The Camels Are Cast”
o “In Search of Lawrence”
o “Romance of Arabia”

Newsreel Footage of the New York Premiere
Advertising Campaigns
Lawrence of Arabia has a running time of 227 minutes and is rated 12



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Fantastic! Look forward to showing this on the big screen.
Glad they left the intermission there so we can stock up from the fridge.

Just hope the Blu-ray and java will not lose its place during the intermission and we have to start again ! :mad:


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My most eagerly awaited bluray, a masterpiece of directing cinematography acting script and score.:thumbsup:

Can't wait to see this on my 100"+ screen.:D


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Been a while since i have seen it!

Getting busy in September what with Jaws as well!!


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