Add to Cart
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by goHastings
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: 100% PRODUCT GUARANTEE!* Fast shipping on more than 1,000,000 Book , Video, Video Game, Music titles & More! We 100% Guarantee the full functionality of all used and previously viewed product, except its digital content, if any.
Add to Cart
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.25
Gift Card.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$8.25
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: ClassicFlix
Add to Cart
$8.52
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Add to Cart
$12.99
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Cagen's 4 Jays
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Arabian Nights (Universal Cinema Classics)
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Arabian Nights (Universal Cinema Classics)


List Price: $14.98
Price: $8.25 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $6.73 (45%)
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by Media Favorites and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
66 new from $1.96 37 used from $1.46
Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
$8.25
$1.96 $1.46

Frequently Bought Together

Arabian Nights (Universal Cinema Classics) + Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (Universal Backlot Series) + The Thief of Bagdad (The Criterion Collection)
Price for all three: $47.06

Buy the selected items together


Product Details

  • Actors: Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Sabu
  • Directors: John Rawlins
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Restored, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: February 6, 2007
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000KGGJ18
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,892 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Arabian Nights (Universal Cinema Classics)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Exclusive Introduction by Turner Classic Movies Host and Film Historian Robert Osborne
  • Theatrical Trailer

  • Editorial Reviews

    Amazon.com

    Warning: Technicolor silliness ahead, as Universal's nutty series of turban-and-camel movies comes into view. Arabian Nights was the first of these confections, and after it became a big wartime hit it spawned a series of follow-ups, most of them starring some combination of Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Sabu, and Turhan Bey. The story is nonsense, with Hall as a deposed caliph battling his half-brother (Leif Erickson) while remaining incognito amongst a group of traveling players. Montez plays dancing vixen Scheherazade, and her crazy costumes and limited acting range give ample evidence for her later enshrinement as a camp icon. The film's level of seriousness is aptly demonstrated by the casting of Shemp Howard (of the Three Stooges--like there's another Shemp Howard?) as Sinbad; John Qualen plays Aladdin, and vaudeville pro Billy Gilbert plays the leader of the troupe. Coming off best is Sabu, the young star of The Thief of Baghdad and The Jungle Book, whose innate likability is infectious even in these inane circumstances. Arabian Nights probably isn't the most fun of these movies; check out Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and Robert Siodmak's crazed Cobra Woman, too. They work on two fronts: family-movie fodder and high camp. --Robert Horton

    Product Description

    Prepare for every wish to be answered in the dazzling film spectacular Arabian Nights! See the passionate romance, lavish riches and exotic splendor of this classic fable that was "beautifully mounted in Technicolor" (Leonard Maltin), nominated for four Academy Awards and is now magically brought to life with a digitally remastered picture. Jon Hall, Maria Montez and Sabu star in this lush epic story of two half brothers who battle each other for the power of the throne and the love of a sensual, gorgeous dancing girl, Scheherazade. It's a thrilling adventure you can't afford to miss!

    Customer Reviews

    4.1 out of 5 stars
    5 star
    15
    4 star
    12
    3 star
    6
    2 star
    2
    1 star
    0
    See all 35 customer reviews
    It's fun it has comedy,adventure,intrigue and beauty .
    RICHARD J. SPANBURGH
    All in all, a fun waste of an hour and a half, and worth a look for anyone who, like me, is a bit obsessed with this kind of exotic adventure story.
    Muzzlehatch
    I'll recommend this to anyone that likes oldies or classics.
    Angeluz

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    57 of 58 people found the following review helpful By John Malanga VINE VOICE on November 30, 2006
    Format: DVD Verified Purchase
    At last, Universal is releasing the first Maria Montez & Jon Hall adventure classic in glorious Technicolor. I was surprised to see that this was not part of a Collection of 6 Montez films, but happy to get these 1940s classics any way Universal wants to release them. ARABIAN NIGHTS (1942) is great Saturday-matinee fun, but some of the others are even better: COBRA WOMAN (1944) is by far the best, with Montez playing dual roles. ALI BABA AND THE 40 THIEVES (1944) is also a wonderful action adventure, as are WHITE SAVAGE (1943), SUDAN (1945) & GYPSY WILDCAT (1944). I hope Universal will soon release all of these long-neglected classics. I have been waiting a long time.
    If you are looking for exotic, colorful, action adventure in beautiful Technicolor, you are in for a great treat.
    note: since this review was written in 2006, both Cobra Woman and
    Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves have been released on dvd.
    6 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Vivian Perez on April 25, 2000
    Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
    (Action/Adventure, 1 hr 26 min, Technicolor) Universal - U.S.A.
    DIRECTOR: John Rawlins
    CAST: Edgar Barrier, Leif Erickson, Billy Gilbert, Thomas Gomez, Jon Hall, John Qualen, Sabu, Shemp Howard, Maria Montez (As: Sherezade)
    COMMENTS: The legal heir to the throne of the Caliph, played by Jon Hall, is attacked and almost murdered by his evil brother, played by Leif Erickson, who seizes the throne.
    A dancing girl (Maria Montez) finds the wounded heir and nurses him back to health. They fall in love, and he sets off on a series of adventures accompanied by a trusted friend (Sabu), an aging Aladdin in search of his mislaid lamp (John Qualen), and a bragging, shiftless Sinbad in his declining years (Shemp Howard).
    It's all adolescent adventure but great fun and the production is lavish in all areas, particularly the costumes, sets, and wonderful, lush color which the public was impressed with. The film earned Oscar nominations for Best Cinematography, Best Interior Decoration, Best Sound, and Best Score.
    To Maria, it was her first important role, as the beautiful dancer Scherezade, considering that she had to deal with an absurd dialogue. And this was the movie that gave her the nickname of "The Queen of Technicolor".
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By logan_a on September 19, 1999
    Format: VHS Tape
    From the foolish acts of her father, Sheherazade is cast under a spell by evil caliph. But, true love (Shemp) is artfully working to save her. The forty-thieves come to ride. Sabu (from the Jungle Book) helps until he finds a curiosity in an old Genie's lamp. This is the first teaming of Montez, Hall, and Sabu. Thankful the successful trio went on to make more. If some reviewers find this tale trite, perhaps it is because it lacks the gore and step-by-step sex of other flicks. This is for the whole family and to me, a fun tale. Enjoy
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By "altera-a" on March 13, 2003
    Format: VHS Tape
    One of the most beloved escapisms from 40's Warner Bros., that features Maria Montez, Sabu and Jon Hall as the most energetic trio in this sexy camp classic, that it's a sure, colorful entertainment; a rollercoasting Hollywood carnival.
    The real show on this is the presence of that genius named Maria Montez, an incredibly bad actress, that finds her way in this type of nonsensical "It is Written" adventures, that makes the desert of Arizona the ideal faking for Arab-themed stories. She's ideal with cheap jewelry and exaggerated make-up, and dancing with an inneffable style (her dancing shows in these films are astonishing, specially in Cobra woman).
    1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Angeluz on March 3, 2008
    Format: DVD
    This movie is really a classic and besides been from the 1940's they have good special effects. It was a movie i used to watch as child, i used to love all the old classic movies, today is my passion.
    I loved all the costumes.

    By the way a clarification on a previous review.
    Maria Montez was from the Dominican Republic, from the city of Barahona, not from South America.

    As Dominican myself i'm very proud of what she acomplished and really sad of her passing so young.
    I'll recommend this to anyone that likes oldies or classics.
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Byron Kolln HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on February 13, 2008
    Format: DVD Verified Purchase
    Universal's first movie in complete three-strip Technicolor was ARABIAN NIGHTS, produced by Walter Wanger and starring the gorgeous South American spitfire, Maria Montez.

    While it's not entirely faithful to the original stories and legends on which it bases itself, ARABIAN NIGHTS comes alive with lots of colour and pageantry. Jon Hall and Maria Montez (in the first pairing of a long screen partnership) are wonderful to watch. The cast also boasts Sabu and Turhan Bey.

    The new DVD from Universal's Cinema Classics line boasts a newly-restored Technicolor transfer, plus a fun introduction from Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne. (Single-sided, single-layer disc).
    3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Randy Buck VINE VOICE on February 7, 2007
    Format: DVD
    Maria Montez finally on DVD -- and better late than never! The Queen of Universal Technicolor in the 40's, this beauty starred in a slew of films that showcased her good looks in scanty harem wear more than her acting ability. A late show staple for years (and inspiration for generations of gay men), Montez is unknown to many current film fans. But it's hard to imagine anyone, from the kids to Grandpa, not getting a kick from her movies, and ARABIAN NIGHTS is a fine place to start investigating. Full of breathless action, corny comedy, epic romance, and eyepopping color, it's ideal Saturday afternoon fare. Grab some popcorn and hunker down for a great time.
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

    Customer Images

    Most Recent Customer Reviews

    Search

    Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


    Forums

    There are no discussions about this product yet.
    Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
    Start a new discussion
    Topic:
    First post:
    Prompts for sign-in
     


    Look for Similar Items by Category

    Media Favorites Privacy Statement Media Favorites Shipping Information Media Favorites Returns & Exchanges