Best Blu-ray Deals

Black Friday Sale is Live, $3.99 Blu-ray Movies »
Now: Mission: Impossible - Ghost Pr… $3.96 (99% sold out)
Now: Mad Men: The Final Season, Part 1 $10.00 (1 min left)
Now: Neighbors $9.00 (1 min left)
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
American Hustle (Blu-ray)
$6.00
 
Godzilla (Blu-ray)
$7.99
46 min ago
Killing Them Softly (Blu-ray)
$3.99
12 hrs ago
Gangs of New York (Blu-ray)
$3.99
4 hrs ago
Casablanca (Blu-ray)
$5.99
3 hrs ago
Breaking Bad: The Final Season (Blu-ray)
$9.99
18 hrs ago
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Blu-ray)
$4.99
15 hrs ago
Good Will Hunting (Blu-ray)
$3.99
 
Mirror Mirror (Blu-ray)
$4.99
46 min ago
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Blu-ray)
$9.00
23 hrs ago
The Sandlot (Blu-ray)
$4.99
5 hrs ago
X-Men: Days of Future Past (Blu-ray)
$9.99
18 hrs ago
Act of Valor (Blu-ray)
$4.99
4 hrs ago
A Million Ways to Die in the West (Blu-ray)
$9.00
 


The Thief of Bagdad Blu-ray

Posted January 23, 2013 01:24 AM by Webmaster

Cohen MediaCohen Media has detailed the upcoming Blu-ray release of director Raoul Walsh and icon Douglas Fairbanks' classic silent era adventure The Thief of Bagdad, newly restored and remastered in 2K. The 1924 fantasy epic makes its Blu-ray debut on February 19, 2013.

One of the biggest blockbusters of the silent era, The Thief of Bagdad is an Arabian Nights adventure set against lush and elaborate backgrounds and massive sets unique for American films of the time, all courtesy of Academy Award-winning production designer William Cameron Menzies (Gone with the Wind). Early Hollywood action hero Douglas Fairbanks (The Mark of Zorro, The Three Musketeers and Robin Hood), meanwhile, stars as the dashing Ahmed, a thief who wins a princess. In 1996, The Thief of Bagdad was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. In the American Film Institute's 2008 poll of the creative community, the classic ranked in the Top Ten Fantasy Films of all time.

The Cohen Film Collection's Blu-ray release features a new presentation restored from two 35mm negatives and incorporating the color tints and tones of the original release prints. Carl Davis' score and the film's soundtrack, meanwhile, is presented via DTS-HD Master Audio. Extras include:

  • Audio Commentary with Douglas Fairbanks Biographer Jeffrey Vance
  • Featurette discussing the film and its impact, complete with rare behind-the-scenes photos



Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (4 comments)



Top contributor
BluPat
  Jan 23, 2013
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Very nice!!!

Atreyu
  Jan 23, 2013
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Already pre ordered, cannot wait.

bboisvert
  Jan 23, 2013
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Very excited about this, but I'm going to wait for reviews. I'm a little concerned about the release of Bunuel's Tristana from the same label, which is rumored to have edits... I'd like confirmation that this is a solid release before dropping $20.
son of the desert
  Jan 23, 2013
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
The Davis score, based on Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade," is a significant addition to Fairbanks' great film. It brings out all the exhilaration and ecstasy implicit in the film's brilliant images. The film's unsurpassed design is by William Cameron Menzies. I've been waiting for the release of the film with Davis' score since PBS broadcast it many many years ago. Highest recommendation. Frank Bidart


Add comment



Please login to post a comment.



Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. X-Men: Days of Future Past
2. Lone Survivor
3. The Expendables 3
4. Edge of Tomorrow
5. Rain Man
6. Godzilla
7. How to Train Your Dragon 2
8. The LEGO Movie
9. Transformers: Age of Extinction
10. A Million Ways to Die in the West
11. Maleficent
12. How to Train Your Dragon 2 3D
13. American Hustle
14. The Purge: Anarchy
15. Neighbors

Trending in Theaters
1. Interstellar
2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
3. Dumb and Dumber To
4. Big Hero 6
5. Nightcrawler
6. Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance
7. Gone Girl
8. John Wick
9. Horrible Bosses 2
10. Fury
11. The Theory of Everything
12. Whiplash
13. Autómata
14. Rosewater
15. The Maze Runner
16. The Guest
17. The Imitation Game
18. The Drop
19. Foxcatcher
20. Exodus: Gods and Kings

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
2.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
3.  Godzilla
4.  Despicable Me 2
5.  Rio 2
6.  Star Trek Into Darkness
7.  The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
8.  Pacific Rim
9.  American Hustle
10.  Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
2.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3D
3.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
4.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
5.  Big Hero 6
6.  Star Trek: The Next Generation, Sea...
7.  The Maze Runner
8.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3D
9.  The Legend of Korra - Book Three: C...
10.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
$19.99, Save 50%
2.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
$9.99, Save 75%
3.  Godzilla
$7.99, Save 78%
4.  Despicable Me 2
$13.00, Save 57%
5.  Rio 2
$13.00, Save 67%
6.  Star Trek Into Darkness
$15.80, Save 60%
7.  The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
$41.99, Save 65%
8.  American Hustle
$6.00, Save 85%
9.  The LEGO Movie
$17.96, Save 50%
10.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
$17.99, Save 54%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


American Hustle

 United States


$40.99 $6.00





Godzilla

 United States


$35.99 $7.99





Killing Them Softly

 United States


$24.99 $3.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices