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LAWRENCE OF ARABIA IS HERE

Lawrence of Arabia is a big film. It’s so big, in fact, it was made in two halves, with an intermission. On DVD, its majesty and its compelling entertainment value has been retained – indeed, enhanced. But it also manages to be an intimate film, revealing characters, motives and relationships.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

This is a film which truly deserves the extensive detailing that the DVD gives us, the depth of information gleaned from interviews (in 1989) with director David Lean, and with Peter O’Toole - and with a contemporary addition from Steven Spielberg. Perhaps most riveting and entertaining are the anecdotes and factual details recalled by Omar Sharif.

Just some of the special features on the DVD:

* ‘A Conversation with Steven Spielberg’ – The acclaimed director talks about his love of the film, his involvement with its restoration and David Lean

* ‘Wind Sand and Star: The Making of A Classic’ – an original behind the scenes featurette that looks at the difficulties of filming on location.

* ‘In Search of Lawrence’ – Original Behind the Scenes Featurette

* ‘The Camels are Cast’ - Original Behind the Scenes Featurette

* ‘Romance of Arabia’ - Original Behind the Scenes Featurette

* News footage of the film’s 1962 New York premiere

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Australian release:
March 21, 2001

Australian distributor:
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment

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