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Lawrence of Arabia Blu-ray (Updated)

Posted August 8, 2012 10:44 AM by Josh Katz

Sony PicturesIn November, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will bring Lawrence of Arabia to Blu-ray. Director David Lean's epic drama focuses on the military career of T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole, Becket), a lieutenant in the British Army who makes a profound impact on the Arab nations during World War I.

Beginning with the motorcycle accident that claimed his life in 1935, Lean's film then flashes back, following Lawrence from his initial explorations in and around Cairo through his assault on the Turks in Damascus, an experience that united the region's Arab tribes but left Lawrence cynical and disillusioned.

Produced by Sam Spiegel (The Bridge on the River Kwai), Lawrence of Arabia has an acclaimed all-star cast that includes Alec Guinness (Star Wars), Anthony Quinn (Zorba the Greek), Omar Sharif (Doctor Zhivago), José Ferrer (The Caine Mutiny), and Claude Rains (Casablanca).

One of the most acclaimed motion pictures ever made, Lawrence of Arabia won seven Oscars at the 1963 Academy Awards Ceremony, including:
  • Best Picture: Sam Spiegel
  • Best Director: David Lean
  • Best Art Direction: John Box, John Stoll, and Dario Simoni
  • Best Cinematography: Frederick A. Young
  • Best Sound: John Cox
  • Best Film Editing: Anne V. Coates
  • Best Original Score: Maurice Jarre
In addition, the picture received further nominations for:
  • Best Actor: Peter O'Toole
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson
  • Best Supporting Actor: Omar Sharif



Updated: Sony will offer two Blu-ray iterations of Lawrence of Arabia - a two-disc version of the film and a four-disc, limited edition 50th Anniversary Collector's set.

Both versions will present the 227-minute director's cut (including the overture, intermission, entr'acte and exit music) of the film in its 2.20:1 original aspect ratio with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track. The print used is courtesy of a 4K digital restoration; according to Sony's official press release, "the original camera negative was scanned at 8K and the film went through a painstaking process of repairing problems inherent to the fifty-year old film elements."

Bonus supplements include:
  • Secrets of Arabia picture-in-graphic track
  • Newly produced Peter O'Toole Revisits Lawrence of Arabia interview
  • Feature-length The Making of Lawrence of Arabia documentary
  • Five behind-the-scenes featurettes:
    • A Conversation with Steven Spielberg
    • The Camels Are Cast
    • In Search of Lawrence
    • Romance of Arabia
    • 1970 version of Wind, Sand and Star: The Making of a Classic
  • Newsreel footage of the New York premiere and material from the film's advertising campaigns
  • Limited Edition Blu-ray Exclusives:
    • Never-before-released deleted scene with introduction by editor Anne Coates
    • Newly produced The Lure of the Desert: Martin Scorsese on Lawrence of Arabia interview
    • Three behind-the-scenes featurettes:
    • - In Love with the Desert
      - King Hussein Visits Lawrence of Arabia
      - Original 1963 version of Wind, Sand and Star
    • Archival interviews with William Friedkin, Sydney Pollack, Martin Scorsese, and Steven Spielberg
    • Trailer gallery:
    • - Theatrical trailer
      - Two teaser trailers
      - The 1989 70mm restoration trailer
      - Two TV spots
    • Exclusive Lawrence of Arabia soundtrack CD that includes the film's score plus two previously unreleased tracks
    • 70mm film frame
    • Eighty-eight-page book with on-set photographs and notes on the film's production and legacy
Lawrence of Arabia streets on November 13th (the date confirmed by the studio's press release).




Note: The image of the Fiftieth Anniversary box set comes courtesy of Home Theater Forum.


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

News comments (133 comments)


Farid
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Finally! MINE!

hdgfs
 - Jul 18, 2012

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The Blu-ray of all Blu-rays

yellowcakeuf6
 - Jul 18, 2012

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I think I feel a tear welling up in my eye.

wnicholas76
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Finally!!!!!!!!

dougkuhn
 - Jul 18, 2012

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With all the other Lean titles available mostly through Sony ("Kwai", "Passage to India") and Warner ("Zhivago"), been wondering when they'd finally get around to it. Thanks Sony!

mport5150
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Day 1! Yay! Can't wait to see LOA in BLU!

ShellOilJunior
 - Jul 18, 2012

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'Awrence, 'Awrence, 'Awrence, 'Awrence!

Finally!

Ethan_
 - Jul 18, 2012

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One of the greatest films ever made. Yep, can't wait.

GoBlu08
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Man this year just keeps getting better for bluray. Day 1

Pirate King
 - Jul 18, 2012

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I watched this in the theater 50 years ago when I was 13. In fact, I think I went to see Lawrence three times. To this day, it is my favorite movie. I am very excited. Lawrence of Arabia is a must own for anyone who loves movies. Thank you Sony. "He likes your lemonade"

repete66211
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Big things have small beginnings.

Pretty cool man.

P@t_Mtl
 - Jul 18, 2012

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I will buy the single release, no need for the big box set for me

Gosszilla
 - Jul 18, 2012

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motorcycle accident--my eye! he was driving like a maniac!

Mahatma
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Say it will be a 2 disc split!Or maybe a 50GB MKV;) Finally

Al_The_Strange
 - Jul 18, 2012

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I will buy the big box set, no need for the puny single-disc release.

zoodermin
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Finally is here!! And looks to be a spectacular release! Can't wait!

KrugerIndustrial
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Looks like this box set is going to be quite similar to the Bridge on the River Kwai set. Beautiful.

Simonbergeron
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Day one for me!!! Finally LOA on Blu-ray!!!!!

Dalgarnif
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Day One purchase! What a great movie. It will be a joy to watch it in its 4k restoration.

BigNickUK
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Importing this baby My no.2 film of all time how I longed for you

Arkadin
 - Jul 18, 2012

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FINALLY!!!......but will this be the final classic catalog bd from Sony proper?

Mao
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Oh

My

God!

gfunkmoney06
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Give my wallet a break! Please!

Korrigan
 - Jul 18, 2012

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tremendo
 - Jul 18, 2012

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The clarity of Peter O'Toole's hangovers will be staggering! Day one must have

blu-seven
 - Jul 18, 2012

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I knew this was coming later this year, but just reading the news...I can't stop smiling.

Just the other day I was thoroughly enjoying one of my other all time favorite movies that was recently released on blu-ray: To Kill A Mockingbird, and I was wondering how it didn't win the Oscar for best picture. When I looked it up, it came out the same year as LOA - so that explains it. I guess you could also wonder how Peter O'Toole didn't win the oscar for best actor, then you realize it went to Gregory Peck that year.

Not a bad year...and now, 50 years later, maybe they will be competing against each other again for Blu-ray of the year!

alphadec
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Sony knows how to make breathtaking blu-ray boxes, this is day one!

fpas
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Doesn't look similar to the Bridge On The River Kwai box set, I think. It looks much bigger. And it's not a digibook in a case.
It's a box, with a seperate book. I think, this surpasses the River Kwai quite a bit. Beautiful.

theboyfrombluesea
 - Jul 18, 2012

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I hope it's worth the wait!

Been waiting for this!

Don Corleone
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Will the US BD version get the 21 additional minutes (extended cut)

Cabzilla06
 - Jul 18, 2012

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If this looks as good as the 4k restoration that Sony did for Martin Scorsese's "taxi Driver" that Sony recently released then this should look really good.

dmarvin
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Still remember the teaser for it on the very first Sony BD's ever released. Lots of happy campers today in Blu-land.

ROBINTHEUSA
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Like many here, I first saw this when I was a child. I have to say, this is my most anticipated release ever!

mjcavinder
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Welcome to my collection Lawrence.

HeartPalmeiras
 - Jul 18, 2012

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it says 3disc. someone earlier mentioned there is a french BD set that is a 4disc BD set. anyone have the french release to confirm and explain what is in the 4 BDs?

lukejosephchung
 - Jul 18, 2012

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It's 3 BD's plus the soundtrack CD, hence the 4-disc array you see in the press kit photograph...regardless, DAY ONE purchase for me!!!

Raizov
 - Jul 18, 2012

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This is it brothers and sisters!

Blu-Dog
 - Jul 18, 2012

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No need for fancy boxes, extras, bells, whistles, window dressing, frosting, perfume, or sizzle.

Steak time! Just the movie, please. Robert Harris did the restoration, that's all I needed to know.

DanHettersen
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Jaws, Titanic, Indiana Jones, Universal's Classic Monsters set, The Santa Clause, E.T., Finding Nemo, and now Lawrence of Arabia? This year is getting better and better!

BluPix
 - Jul 18, 2012

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At long last. Lawrence of Arabia is a title I've been wanting to add to my collection since I first saw it on cable and started collecting blu-rays years ago. It's terrific that Sony will treat it as well as detailed above. It will be a very special release indeed—and it will be added to my library on its Day One.

2012 is certainly a big year for fans of David Lean. First came Criterion's David Lean Directs Noel Coward box set, now Lawrence, for a total of five films in one year. This will look nice next to that Criterion set and my copies of Doctor Zhivago and The Bridge on the River Kwai.

theboyfrombluesea
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Wow, I love the cover they've made for CANNES Screening:

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/t/308191/while-we-wait-for-a-few-words-about-lawrence-of-arabia-in-blu-ray/150

rafaelsalguero
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Beautiful Box-Set DAY 1 for me
2012 the year of Blu-Ray releases

samper
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Wow - yes - and finally - one of the greatest of all time.

Daedalian
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Absolutely awesome news! I can't wait to finally see this in HD. Will definitely be pre-ordering on Amazon when possible.

redno5
 - Jul 18, 2012

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DAY ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow! I've been checking the news section everyday religiously just waiting for some sign that this was coming. Can't wait!

spanky87
 - Jul 18, 2012

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What the hell. No 3D?

Gradius2
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Finally!

TTC1984
 - Jul 18, 2012

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At the risk of sounding redundant.... FINALLY! One of my most eagerly awaited titles since I jumped on the Blu bandwagon.

bluskies
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Josh, there is a thread on the news page already.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=9158

emw107
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Ditto. Ditto. Ditto. It doesn't get any better than this! Bye bye laserdisc.... dvd .... superbit.... hello blu!

kenkraly2004
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Looking forward to Lawrence of Arabia on Blu-Ray this November. That new 4K transfer will look fantastic. And extras should exciting as well.

Lino11
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Big box sets, what are we supposed to do with them? I can't fit this on my shelf, man. Looks awesome, tho!

McHugh
 - Jul 18, 2012

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I will have to see it on the big screen again as well as getting the boxed blu-ray on day one. I'm a little confused about the mention of an additional 21 minutes of never before released footage. The 1989 restoration which Robert Harris, and Jim Painten did with input from David Lean himself was I thought the director's "vision" and included scenes that had been cut over the years. Are these 21 minutes more footage that was not in the 1989 restoration version? If so, this news is even better than expected for my favourite movie of all time.

ibeetle
 - Jul 18, 2012

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ibeetle
 - Jul 18, 2012

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jimmy3vil
 - Jul 18, 2012

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So...who else is waiting for Ryan's Daughter?

DanaCameron7320
 - Jul 18, 2012

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The Holy Grail of all that is Blu-ray finally arrives! DAY ONE!!!

McHugh
 - Jul 18, 2012

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At the site announcing the U.S. premiere of the restored version of LOA at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater tomorrow night it says that the running time is 217 minutes. However, the running time of the Super Bit version of LOA which is the 1989 restored version is 227 minutes so I am now even more confused. Maybe the 217 is a typo. By the way ibeetle, blu-ray is 1080P and not 1080i. In addition LOA has a ratio of 2.20 to 1 so it will not fill the entire television screen. The movie is not "squished" when shown at the proper ratio. None of the picture will be missing which would be the case if they expanded it to fill the entire television screen. There is no doubt that the blu-ray version will show LOA in its original theatrical ratio as did the Super Bit release.

http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2012/07/arabia.html

reidw
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Finally ! I see too from the press release that the rumours I heard several years ago concerning the delay were true. The BD could not be released until extensive repair was done due to damage to the negative. The announcement confirms this fact. At the time my suggestion earned me a hidden post (lots of thumbs down). It is nice to be vindicated.

Scholer
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Will the UK version miss a disc then. If so I'm gonna cancel the UK and pre-order the US one instead. I hate losing any extras.

lgans316
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Years of waiting and Finally....

mseeley
 - Jul 18, 2012

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sweeeeeeet!

f451
 - Jul 18, 2012

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"For some, there is only the desert."

It could be a typo, or perhaps they exclude the overture, intermission and exit music? I hope this gets the IMAX treatment -- it deserves in the best theater format available.

I was lucky to have seen this in its Robert Harris/David Lead restored 70MM glory several years back. This film invented the term 'film classic'.

IMDB: Runtime:
216 min | UK: 228 min (director's cut) | UK: 187 min (1970 re-release) | UK: 210 min (original version) | UK: 222 min (premiere version) | USA: 227 min (restored roadshow version)

Blackadder
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Finally, now all I need is the Great Escape and I can die happy!

PBR
 - Jul 18, 2012

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Finally! Thank you god. I've been waiting 4 years for this on blu. I once had the pleasure of having a two hour private conversation with Robert Harris about his restoration of the film and I was a huge fan before that but after, there just weren't words to describe my respect for Mr Harris, David Lean and the movie.
One of my top five movies of all time. A movie that I could easily watch it every day
Thank you, thank you, thank you
Needless to say first day buy!

Aclea
 - Jul 18, 2012

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The French DVD had a feature length documentary that was exclusive to that set, In Love With the Desert, which was about Eddie Fowlie, the legendary property master and all round fixer who worked on the film and was a close friend of Lean. It's listed on the BD page for the film on Amazon.fr, but I'd be surprised if they included it on any of the other releases.

Aricson Tarasova
 - Jul 19, 2012

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AWESOME!! What a year for blu: Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T and now Lawrence of Arabia!!

Bluprint
 - Jul 19, 2012

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LOA UK Cancel!!! I have to get this beast!

phillyfilmbuff
 - Jul 19, 2012

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El Aurens!! Yay!

fdm
 - Jul 19, 2012

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Don't really care for boxes, but... if only it had a Lawrence action figure, might have swayed me to go for the box. Instead, probably just going with a blu-ray case full of discs. And: YAY!

ElliesDad
 - Jul 19, 2012

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Yes! Absolutely Ryan's Daughter! It's always been quite as high on my list as Lawrence...

michaeljoo
 - Jul 19, 2012

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Finally!

kedavis
 - Jul 19, 2012

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I just ordered Lawrence (region-free) from Amazon UK for £12.41 for a September 10 release. Hopefully the pre-order will be up for the US version before that so I can decide if I want that instead.

Kaiju
 - Jul 19, 2012

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David from Prometheus is stoked.

ckyrico
 - Jul 19, 2012

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GIM. ME.

Geezer00003
 - Jul 19, 2012

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Spot on!
Good news to wake up to:)

Shanester
 - Jul 19, 2012

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My most anticipated Blu-Ray since the format began! Thank You Sony!!

CandyStalker
 - Jul 19, 2012

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"The trick is, not MINDING that it hurts."

in2video2
 - Jul 19, 2012

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I'm glad I didn't hold my breath... but all good things come to those who wait.

slaughinghouse
 - Jul 19, 2012

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Finally!!!

Swissangel4616
 - Jul 19, 2012

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Finally, will be mine.

Dr Locked Her
 - Jul 19, 2012

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Didn't see LOA until the restoration release in 1990 at the famous Uptown theater in Wash. DC (almost IMAX size!), absolutely breathtaking! Me and some buddies were sitting around on a Sunday after some partying on Sat. and I was looking through the paper and noticed a 1pm matinee showing there. 2 of the guys were for it, but 1 of them was being a stick in the mud. We finally got him to go and after the film, he changed his tune. Thought it was incredible.

Finally at last on BD, I'm sure it will be worth the wait. Sony is usually pretty good for these restoration releases.

faornelas
 - Jul 19, 2012

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Great news! But how many people have space on their shelves for those enormous boxsets? I hope they release a digibook like Doctor Zhivago's.

j_adson
 - Jul 19, 2012

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OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG skeet! *sigh

brid
 - Jul 19, 2012

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This design kinda reminds me of the Limited UK Arrow releases, The front looks like it might have a cutout square window, showing the book's image inside, I could be wrong though. Then if the blu-ray is much smaller than the book (maybe a thick 3 disc Amaray), it must be contained on some sort of tray next to the book. I expect the CD sampler will maybe be like the Dr.Zhivago one in a thin cardboard cover.

I was hoping for a much smaller box though, something like the bridge on the river qwai one would have been plenty big enough.

I will still get this though if it's a great price (under $20) cos it's way nicer than the UK one and Lawrence deserves it.

DVD Phreak
 - Jul 19, 2012

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The set will be in my hands on day 1. THAT is written.

Brad1963
 - Jul 19, 2012

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Not really flowing with the box set and high price. Hopefully Best Buy will release a movie only version for about $20.00.

RBBrittain
 - Jul 19, 2012

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$67.19 for a Warner-esque box'o'swag is a little too pricey for me. Thankfully my Amazon UK preorder is still active for September, so I have time to decide both before & after the barebones UK edition ships. May end up like Ben-Hur--got the UK edition first, then bought BB's box'o'swag on BF and sold the UK set on eBay.

The Great Artiste
 - Jul 19, 2012

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I'm locked in on the Amazon pre-order for $ 67.19. I would like to see the theatrical exhibition in 4K digital projection like Taxi Driver. I have seen Casablanca (4K restoration) and Singin' in the Rain (4K restoration) this year in merely 2K projection. These 2 showings were Fathom Events.

ARE YOU LISTENING SONY/FATHOM ???

brid
 - Jul 19, 2012

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Too pricey - $67.19 for one movie is ridiculous, why did sony offer us this?
I can buy 6-8 other movies for the same price as this one/ or 3 or 4 Digibook editions.
Why not a cheaper 3 disc version without the big box,cd & book but keeping all the extras in a nice digipack.
I'm sure they could've (or will do in future) given us this for under $20
I'll wait or buy it from another country, maybe the UK one if it's the only reasonably priced one.

daking
 - Jul 19, 2012

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One of the movies that Blu-ray format was created for. It took a long time but it sounds like it will be worth it...

oddworlder
 - Jul 19, 2012

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This might make me believe in god..maybe...

Sith
 - Jul 19, 2012

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Can't pay $70 for a movie around Christmas time. I mean that's the price of Halo of COD, but I will pick up a single disc version if available somewhere.

ambientcafe
 - Jul 19, 2012

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El Aurens is coming, because it is his pleasure! Hands down the BEST announcement since the dawn of the format. And because I can't wait until Nov, I'll get the non-deluxe U.K. version on Sept 10th (!!!), and then get the U.S. boxset 2 MONTHS later....best of all, the combined cost of both editions won't run much more than what I paid for my CAV Laserdisc back in 89'. Also hoping that the theatrical run in Oct includes Canada

obriensg1
 - Jul 19, 2012

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I've never seen this in full, and I can't wait. I will go in the theater then wait for the simple inexpensive version. They all come eventually. See 'Wizard of Oz', 'Casablanca', 'Gone with the Wind', etc...

McHugh
 - Jul 20, 2012

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Considering the time (4 years), expense, and effort that Sony has taken to bring out this digitally restored version of one of the great movies of all time, I will be buying the boxed set to show my support for their efforts. Just a little perspective, earlier this week I paid $78 for a round of golf.

I saw Lawrence of Arabia as a 14 year old in 1963 in a theatre on the big screen and it changed my entire perspective of movies. I have spent a life time collecting LOA movie memorabilia and have every version put out in VHS, laserdisc, and dvd. I believe my Criterion Collection laserdisc of LOA cost me more than $70. I doubt that we will ever see any movie whether contemporary or classic given this much restoration effort, treatment and presentation by any studio or corporation that Sony has.

nazdar
 - Jul 20, 2012

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cover art was the first graphic and on ads and the record cover ...

BigNickUK
 - Jul 20, 2012

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Ordered from amazon US...it will cost me a pretty packet but seriously worth it!
Dont understand why amazon have removed the new picture and replaced it with temporary art again

idiotproof67
 - Jul 20, 2012

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I saw this 3 times when it was re-released in 70mm at Hoyts on George St in Sydney.
I finally got to programme for a cinema that has a 70mm projector, but sadly the print was shipped back OS.

Awesome news. 1min of this film poops on the Peter O'Toole homaging Prometheus.

ontiger
 - Jul 20, 2012

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It looks like a large set. Surely it contains more that just four discs and a booklet for its size and price.

The Apocalypse
 - Jul 20, 2012

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Once again, the UK misses out on this type of boxset. Surprise surprise.

Jim L
 - Jul 20, 2012

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Yay! Finally! I can't wait to pop this baby in my Oppo and watch it on my 106" projection screen.
This looks like a really nice set too. Sony does an excellent job.

reidw
 - Jul 20, 2012

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@ontiger: It does seem a bit steep to me too. The box looks kind of art-deco-ish. Maybe that's what we're paying for.

pvault
 - Jul 20, 2012

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Looking forward to it when it's just the discs and not the swag. I can wait.

mikej327
 - Jul 20, 2012

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"Looks like this box set is going to be quite similar to the Bridge on the River Kwai set. Beautiful."

Hmm, I don't think so. BOTRK was pretty much a regular sized digibook, this thing is huge!

ZoetMB
 - Jul 20, 2012

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One of the greatest classics. While the big-budget films made today are remarkable in their own right, this film has a majesty to it that no filmmaker seems to be able to achieve today, probably due to Lean's intelligence. I don't normally go for the big boxes, but in this case I might make an exception (although why do they have to make them so thick? - they're mostly filled with air). Hopefully that book replicates the pages from the original program sold primarily at the roadshow theatres. I owned that once.

I've seen previous restorations in 70mm at both the Ziegfeld in NYC and the Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles. Hopefully it's now even better. As good as those restorations were (and this film was in very bad shape), it has never looked as crisp as it did originally.

pvault
 - Jul 20, 2012

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Reidw, Ah, didn't know that, I'll go check now. Thanks.

haines3
 - Jul 20, 2012

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I'm going to support SONY by buying the full limited collector's edition and put the book with the Beatles Anthology and house the discs in a standard Blu-ray box on the media shelf. What Robert Harris said about the work done and how it is going to look on Blu-ray was breathtaking. Gotta support efforts like that. There are two kinds of movies ... a David Lean film and all the others. I regret that Warner didn't do a better job wth Dr Zhivago. I thought it could have looked just a bit better resolved.

ifireun
 - Jul 21, 2012

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I immediately wanted to have LoA on Blu when I bought my first BD years ago. But I never imagined that Hell freezing over would look this good...

The most beautiful presentation of a special edition Blu-ray title ever.

Tns49
 - Jul 21, 2012

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Three BD. So why does the image seem to show four discs, ALL of which have the BD logo?

Dubstar
 - Jul 21, 2012

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so the French deluxe edition sounds like it has a 70mm frame in it's box set - is this true?? The French Amazon listing states that one of the discs is a Blu-Ray Audio disc (?? the soundtrack?)

remilhi
 - Jul 21, 2012

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I saw this on it's first release when i skipped school for the day and by the time i left the theatre i was in love with movies. It is because of David Lean that i am a poor man today spending all my money on blue rays instead of saving up for more important things, well here goes another $70. Thanks David Lean if you were not so brilliant heaven only knows where I would be today.

hokuto99
 - Jul 21, 2012

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For those wondering,here's the content of the french Blu-ray version:
-first blu-ray is the movie restored in 4k.
-second blu ray contains 2 hours of bonus features(1hr making of+exclusive interview from Peter o toole+featurette).
-third Blu-ray contains archives and the 80 mn documentary "in love with the desert".
-fourth disc is the cd soundtrack of the movie.

Also there's a 50 page book and a unique senitype for each box set.
Hope it helps

jayembee
 - Jul 21, 2012

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To quote William Potter, "Oh, ta."

aiman04
 - Jul 22, 2012

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The UK gets it 2 months earlier.

rollinwith26s
 - Jul 22, 2012

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Nice box set.

Big A2
 - Jul 22, 2012

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Not too keen on paying for all this. I'll probably get the UK or local (Australian) one, even though I don't really like the UK artwork and the Australian one's cover probably won't be too good either.

reidw
 - Jul 22, 2012

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@jimmy3vil: Yes for me too. I hope Ryan's Daughter will be out next year. in 1997 I toured the Dingle Peninsula. I recognised it immediately as it still looked just as it did in the movie. All that gorgeous Irish scenery on the Dingle should sparkle like an emerald on Bluray

JoeBuck
 - Jul 22, 2012

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No words can describe how excited I am for this release. First time I saw this was in a theatre and Ive made sure to catch it every time its shown since.
Been hoping for this announcement since I bought my first blu ray and it really sounds like theyre trying their hardest to make sure this is the blu-ray of all blu-rays.
Pre-ordered the second I could!

BouCoupDinkyDau
 - Jul 22, 2012

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I have never seen this, despite hearing praise for it for years and years. It only took me 37 years to finally see The Godfather...I think I'll rent this one before I turn 40 this November.

reidw
 - Jul 22, 2012

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Once you rent it you'll want to buy it. This movie is the all time best example of the craft of movie making.

BouCoupDinkyDau
 - Jul 23, 2012

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Right on. Looking forward to it.

Shakingman
 - Jul 23, 2012

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Day one! I saw this in the mid-90's when they re-releaseed it in the theatres and I was blown away by the scope and size of this film! Peter O'Toole was robbed of an Oscar for this performance, although Gregory Peck was good in To Kill a Mockingbird it didn't come close to O'Toole's performance.

jmitana
 - Jul 23, 2012

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A 4 hour movie on 1 disc might cause some bitrate problems-
after so much effort in restoration, I would divide it in two discs.

rondanto
 - Jul 24, 2012

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Why can't they release the box sets and single disc release on the same day. Box sets take up too much room

reidw
 - Jul 24, 2012

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Box sets make more money. The studios count on the fact that the real fans of a movie will want the extra trinkets included in the box and willingly pay for them even though the value of those items is usually extremely questionable. Once they think they've milked the box set market for all its got, they put out the movie only (usually single disc) to snag a few more customers and pad their profits a bit more.

Now having said that I'd like for once to give credit to James Cameron. He is putting out his magnum opus on how not to build a ship in September in mutiple versions from big box set to discs only. He at least is showing some respect for his audience.

UNCMT9
 - Jul 25, 2012

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@rediw: I agree to some extent. While I'll probably hold off for a less expensive release of this title, many people will see this as simply endorsing all of the hard work that went into the restoration project. From my understanding, this was put off a few times because they just didn't get it right. Kudos to Sony for the extensive (hopefully) work that went into LoA. At some point though, you have to think price and I'll see if this goes down before/when I pull the trigger.

oneneo
 - Jul 26, 2012

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But...but why did it take so long?!

reidw
 - Jul 26, 2012

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@oneneo: People I know who work for Sony have told me that when the company went to the vaults to pul out the carefully stored (not) negatives they discovered extensive damage that had occurred after the major restoration in the late 80s. The damage may have been from a fire or it may have been from water. In any case instead of abandoning the project they decided that it was worth it to fix the damage even though it would be a costly and very time consuming process. This film was just too valuable a piece of cinematic history to let it go. This fall we will see the results. I'm looking forward to it as should all real cinephiles.

dj_intrepid
 - Aug 08, 2012

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Very disappointed that this isn't being spread over two blu-ray discs. It made a huge difference for Lord of the Rings and it would make a huge difference for Lawrence of Arabia. What were they thinking?!

reidw
 - Aug 08, 2012

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So Sony joins James Cameron by releasing both a minimal movie set and a big box set at the same time. Thank you Sony. I retract my earlier post. You've just satisfied both audiences.

ilconsigliere
 - Aug 12, 2012

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This one is a sure one for me. It will be my own Christmas present...to myself.

Vittoriano
 - Aug 21, 2012

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finally.
the Movie


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