Excerpt: In the midst of World War I, a young British lieutenant named T.E. Lawrence (Peter O’Toole) has become tired of his current assignment, in which he colors maps and such. As such, he leaps at the chance to take on a new position and in this case, he works as an observer with Price Feisal (Alec...
Conclusion: This big box might cost big bucks, but unlike some previous Blu-ray mega-box editions, this one is well worth the added cost. Lawrence of Arabia 's definitive home video presentation is worth treasuring.
Conclusion: Lawrence of Arabia is nothing if not spectacular. David Lean's epic continues to resonate fifty years later as cinematic expression of the most ambitious order. Sony's Blu-ray offers an extraordinary feature presentation and a strong collection of extras.
Lawrence of Arabia: Fiftieth Anniversary Limited Edition
14 November 2012
Excerpt: As our own Dr. Jahnke has already quite capably reviewed both this film and the 2-disc Blu-ray edition , I’ll focus on the Fiftieth Anniversary Limited Edition box set in this review and the specific differences between the two BD versions.
Excerpt: The first time I saw Lawrence of Arabia was in 1989. The film had just been restored to a stunning, then-state-of-the-art 70MM, Dolby Stereo print. I stayed in my seat as the Exit Music played, thrilled by the spectacle I’d just seen and awed that I had just seen a movie with an Overture,...
Conclusion: In short, film just doesn't get better than Lawrence of Arabia . This is an epic masterpiece if there ever was one, the cinephiles' film, the picture that defines everything that's great about its medium.
Summary: It may be legend, and it may be romanticized, but “Lawrence of Arabia” feels authentic. It’s as stirring an epic as Hollywood has ever produced—one reason why the American Film Institute has named it the Number 1 epic of all time.