Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Minority Report (Blu-ray)
$7.88
Mad Men: The Final Season, Part 1 (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music (Blu-ray)
$17.99
West Side Story (Blu-ray)
$14.98
Attack on Titan Part 2 (Blu-ray)
$24.98
Chucky: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
$31.99
Ghostbusters 1 & 2 (Blu-ray)
$15.95
Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Seasons 1 - 4 (Blu-ray)
$44.99
The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$57.98
The Simpsons: The Seventeenth Season (Blu-ray)
$29.96
Dragon Ball Z: Season 7 (Blu-ray)
$17.99
Oblivion (Blu-ray)
$9.99
Game of Thrones: Complete Seasons 1-2 (Blu-ray)
$72.99
The Nutty Professor: 50th Anniversary (Blu-ray)
$28.99
The Tim Burton Collection (Blu-ray)
$26.49
COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED


Lawrence of Arabia 50th Anniversary Event

Posted October 1, 2012 10:58 PM by Ryan Seiler

Sony PicturesSony Pictures Entertainment is debuting the newly digitally restored presentation of Lawrence of Arabia in select U.S. theaters for a special one-night event Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Presented by NCM® Fathom Events the film was meticulously restored by Sony Pictures Entertainment in 4K at Sony Pictures' Colorworks from the original 65mm negative. This special event features an exclusive introduction from Lawrence of Arabia star and Academy Award nominee Omar Sharif. The event will include newsreel footage of the New York premiere as stars arrive on the red carpet, as well as footage of King Hussein visiting the film set in Aqaba where he met David Lean, Sam Spiegel and Peter O'Toole. Academy Award winning Director Martin Scorsese (Best Director, The Departed) will also discuss the overarching themes of the film and its influence on other iconic films.

Tickets for "Lawrence of Arabia 50th Anniversary Event: Digitally Restored" are available at participating theater box offices and online at FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented using new digital cinema projection systems in more than 630 select movie theaters around the country.

Click here for a full list of participating theaters.




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

News comments (23 comments)



Top reviewer
bluskies
  Oct 01, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I got the Blu from the UK and it looks fantastic.

d5680
  Oct 02, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Cool... I can't wait for this classic film to be released on Blu-Ray.....
RiffFan924
  Oct 02, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I would still rather see it on an actual 65mm print, but there's a SLIGHT possibility I might attend this screening, otherwise I'll just save my money and put it towards the Blu.
greatme
  Oct 02, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I wonder if the new up coming 49£ edition is better then the new Lawrence blu ray that i have just bought for 11£
RICKBONDOO7
  Oct 02, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I bought the uk blu ray weeks ago and its in mint condition !!! I dont wait for us release of blu rays im region free ! like lawrence.

Top reviewer
Yojimbo68
  Oct 02, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Yeah. But is this going to be presented windowboxed like West Side Story Fathom event?

Top contributor
obriensg1
  Oct 02, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I am planning on going with my dad. He saw it fifty years ago and now I'll see it for first time. Yojimbo68's comment gives me pause though. I guess worse case scenario, if window boxed, we get our money back and see something else

filmincarnate
  Oct 02, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Seeing an actual 70mm print of LAWRENCE OF ARABIA is an experience every moviegoer should have. It's a shame that even with a recent release like THE MASTER that was able to strike 70mm prints that we can't get a new one for this. Oh well.

seannyd
  Oct 02, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
@Yojimbo - What do you mean "windowboxed"? Like black bars on all four sides? On a scope movie?

If that's the case, this will really bum me out. I was planning on going on Thursday, and was going to go out of my way to go to a 4K theater. But if they're not going to project this in 4K filling up all of the screen, it doesn't seem worth it.

Top contributor
obriensg1
  Oct 02, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Honestly though, I think they'd know better. After all, LOA is a 2:20:1 aspect ratio. If that has black boxes on all sides on the big screen it will look tiny as hell and everybody will complain. I know I would. My dad and I would walk out, refund our $12.50 tickets, and go see Looper for free for our trouble. Then I'd put that money toward blu-ray.

I expect they'll get it right. This is a big deal.

spf781
  Oct 02, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
When I first heard about the rerelease, I was hoping that Sony would have gone and struck up a few 70mm prints for the reissue. But when I heard it would be a digital projection, I opted out.

Hopefully a 70mm print will pop up somewhere in the near future.

Top contributor
repete66211
  Oct 02, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
A 70mm print would have been nice, but if that were the case no one outside of LA and/or NY would ever lay eyes on it. Digital presentation allows a high definition presentation in any theater in the world equipped with a digital projector. IMO it's a justified compromise.

Top reviewer
Yojimbo68
  Oct 02, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
@ seannyd-Yes. West Side Story was presented with black bars on all sides. I can't say if LOA will be presented this way or not but I wouldn't want to bet the rent money on it.

Top contributor
RBBrittain
  Oct 02, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
West Side Story was also 2.20:1 OAR, so don't get your hopes up. No thanks; will probably order from Amazon UK (along with Bond 50) when I get some money later in the week.

ShellOilJunior
  Oct 02, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I'll be there
italo
  Oct 03, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
For all of those who are tentative about seeing this in 4k digital rather than in 70mm, don't be. Run, and I mean run, to see this in 4k where you can and it is available. I have seen this masterpiece in 70mm twice (including the '88 restoration) and this 4k digital is the best it's ever looked.

Top contributor
The Great Artiste
  Oct 04, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Everyone: Listen to italo.

70 mm film can get damaged, dirty or break. Digital is more reliable. I am going to a 1 PM showing in 4K today!

Top contributor
The Great Artiste
  Oct 04, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Yojimbo: I think the windowboxing must have been due to the particular theater you were in and was incorrectly setup for that film.
jayembee
  Oct 04, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Italo is absolutely correct. I, too, had seen the 1988 restoration twice in 70mm. I just got back from seeing the 4K, and it looks effin' amazing!

Top contributor
obriensg1
  Oct 04, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I went to the afternoon screening today, and even some of the special features like an Omar Sharif intro and Martin Scorcese discussion were in 2:35:1 aspect ratio. The movie itself was displayed in the proper manner, though some idiot AMC employee stopped it during the overture. We'd had an on screen graphic telling us the overture and intermission would be blank (though the intermission had a countdown to return). He yelled 'Don't know why no picture! I'll fix it! I'll fast forward!'. We all yelled at him continuously that it was supposed to be that way but he ignored us. By the time the film started again, it was at the end of opening credits and saying 'Directed by David Lean'. So that's theater's fault, not Fathom.

The film looked great, and it WAS in the proper ration filling the screen. I just wish more of the behind the scenes and archive footage had been saved for the end of the film

seannyd
  Oct 05, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
After all the comments telling me to be worried about the presentation, I decided not to go. Now, reading this stuff, I'm very disappointed I didn't.
spriddler
  Oct 05, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Went last night and it looked amazing! That was easily one of the best theater experiences of my life. LOA is one of my top five as far as movies that intially had a huge impact on me and have maintained that impact every time I see them are concerned. I have been waiting for the blu-ray for years, and the chance to actually see it in a theater before hand was amazing.

I was blown away by the immensity of the landscapes like never before. This is a movie that screams for the big screen. So many scenes that I have seen probably two dozen times were brought to new and magnificent life. The opening motorcycle sequence for instance was far, far more engrossing in the theater. I felt thrilled by the drive in a way I never had which connected me to O'Toole's expressions during the ride on a visceral level for the first time. Just seeing the actors faces in such greater detail added new layers to their performances. It was a night of revelations for one of my absolute favorite movies; what a treat!

The only downside is that I am now going to be forced to seriously upsize my home viewing platform

BTW: Thank you so much Blu-Ray.com! I would have never known about the event if you hadn't posted it.

mdanderson
  Oct 06, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I saw it Thursday night at AMC Northpark in Dallas and it was fantastic. Like some others have said, it was truly amazing to see this great film on the big screen. The detail was mind blowing and the colors looked awesome. The landscapes were a sight to behold on the widescreen. The extras they showed before the film started were very good and it was great to hear Omar Sharif doing an introduction.

I really look forward to getting the bluray when it comes out. Colorworks did an excellent job.


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. X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D
3. X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D
4. The Blob
5. X-Men: Days of Future Past
6. Edge of Tomorrow
7. Edge of Tomorrow 3D
8. Edge of Tomorrow
9. Fargo: The Complete First Season
10. Transformers: Age of Extinction
11. Kingpin
12. Transformers: Age of Extinction 3D
13. Ghostbusters 1 & 2
14. Godzilla
15. Snowpiercer

Trending in Theaters
1. Gone Girl
2. Annabelle
3. Dracula Untold
4. Fury
5. The Judge
6. Guardians of the Galaxy
7. The Equalizer
8. A Walk Among the Tombstones
9. The Maze Runner
10. The Expendables 3
11. Lucy
12. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
13. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
14. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
2.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
3.  Maleficent
4.  Sleeping Beauty
5.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
6.  Oblivion
7.  Mr. Peabody & Sherman
8.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
9.  Snowpiercer
10.  X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
2.  Maleficent
3.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
4.  Snowpiercer
5.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
6.  Planes: Fire & Rescue
7.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
8.  Mad Men: The Final Season, Part 1
9.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3D
10.  The Judge
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
$19.99, Save 50%
2.  Maleficent
$19.98, Save 46%
3.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$17.99, Save 55%
4.  Oblivion
$9.99, Save 71%
5.  Mr. Peabody & Sherman
$18.96, Save 49%
6.  Snowpiercer
$14.94, Save 50%
7.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
$39.96, Save 50%
8.  The Tim Burton Collection
$26.49, Save 56%
9.  Mad Men: The Final Season, Part 1
$19.99, Save 50%
10.  Attack on Titan Part 2
$24.98, Save 50%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Minority Report

 United States


$29.99 $7.88





Mad Men: The Final Season, Part 1

 United States


$39.97 $19.99





Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music

 United States


$39.96 $17.99





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