The thief of Bagdad [videorecording] : an Arabian fantasy / Janus Films ; screen play and dialogue by Miles Malleson ; directed by Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell and Tim Whelan ; produced by Alexander Korda.
- Other Title:
- Thief of Baghdad [videorecording]
- Special ed. ; Fullscreen ed.
- [United States] : Criterion Collection, c2008.
- Criterion collection; 431.
Criterion collection ; 431.
2 videodiscs (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 p.; 19 cm.)
- Thieves -- Drama.
Princesses -- Drama.
Princes -- Drama.
Arabian nights -- Film adaptations.
Baghdad (Iraq) -- Drama.
- Action and adventure films.
- System Details:
- DVD; region 1; NTSC; Dolby digital, mono.
- Prince Ahmad joins forces with the thief Abu to win back his royal position from the nefarious Jaffar, as well as the heart of a beautiful princess.
- Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez, John Justin, Rex Ingram.
- Chief photographer, George Perinal ; special effects directed by Lawrence Butler ; film editor, Charles Crichton ; musical score and songs by Miklos Rozsa.
- Originally released as a motion picture in 1940.
Special features: New digital transfer, from restored film elements ; two audio commentaries, one with directors Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese, the other with film and music historian Bruce Eder ; optional music and effects tracks ; Visual effects, a documentary about the technical achievement of The thief of Badgad with interviews with special-effects masters Ray Harryhausen, Dennis Muren and Craig Barron ; The lion has wings (1940), producer Alexander Korda's propaganda film for the English war effort ; excerpts from codirector Michael Powell's audio dictations for his autobiography ; excerpts from a 1976 radio interview with composer Miklós Rózsa ; still gallery featuring images of the film's production and photos shot in Dufaycolor ; booklet featuring new essays by film scholars Andrew Moor and Ian Christie.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Herbert Arnold Speiser Fund.
- Malleson, Miles. , Screenwriter
Berger, Ludwig, 1892-1969. , Director
Powell, Michael, 1905-1990. , Director
Whelan, Tim, 1893-1957. , Director
Korda, Alexander, Sir, 1893-1956 , Producer
Veidt, Conrad, 1893-1943 , Actor
Sabu, 1924-1963 , Actor
Duprez, June, 1918- , Actor
Justin, John, 1917-2002. , Actor
Ingram, Rex, 1895-1969 , Actor
Rózsa, Miklós, 1907-1995 , Composer
Janus Films. , Producer
Criterion Collection (Firm) , Distributor
Herbert Arnold Speiser Fund.
- Publisher Number:
CC1754D Criterion Collection
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