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The Thief of Bagdad [Blu-ray] (1924)

Douglas Fairbanks , Raoul Walsh  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Douglas Fairbanks
  • Directors: Raoul Walsh
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Black & White, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Cohen Media Group
  • DVD Release Date: February 19, 2013
  • Run Time: 155 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,458 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Newly restored from two 35mm negatives and incorporating the color tints and tones of the original release prints, this definitive edition of The Thief of Bagdad features silent film score maestro Carl Davis conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra, performing a magnificent score that intermingles Davis' own music with the iconic Orientalia of Rimsky-Korsakov.
Bonus Features: Audio commentary by Fairbanks biographer Jeffrey Vance, Featurette including rare behind-the-scenes photographs.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Thief of Bagdad (Deluxe Edition) from Kino January 6, 2004
Douglas Fairbanks' "The Thief of Bagdad" is in the public domain, so it's no surprise that there are many DVD and VHS versions of this film available, from bargain basement tapes with no music taken from battered source prints, to high-quality editions with fine music and extras. (Many of the reviews given here are for different editions, so if they complain about the video transfer, missing scenes, or the musical score, keep in mind that such comments don't apply to all editions.)
The Kino "Deluxe Edition" is digitally mastered from a 35mm archive negative, with 19 minutes of rare outtakes and special effects footage as extras. The film is tinted throughout -- a color effect that was used on its initial release, and which adds greatly to the fantastic nature of the story and its immense sets.
The new score by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra (a quintet that specializes in reviving music used during the silent film era) is based loosely on the original "cue sheet" for the film by James Bradford. This means that you'll be hearing some of the music recommended for the film on its first release (although the music would have been different in each theater--silent film music was left up to the music director at each movie house). The music features many "oriental" pieces written for the silent film theater by forgotten "photoplay music" composers such as Gaston Borch and Irenee Berge, as well as pieces by classical composers like Rimsky-Korsakov who explored oriental themes. A written commentary and cue list of the music used is on the DVD as an extra, and can also be found at Mont Alto's web site, [...]
A different high-quality edition from Image Entertainment features an organ score by Gaylord Carter, who was a talented theater organist, and that's also a good choice.
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83 of 92 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Outlaw all post-release editing. September 3, 2002
This is truly one the most spectacular films ever made, not suffering for having been made during the silent era. However, as correctly stated by another review of the film, the DVD version runs to 139mins as oppossed to the VHS 155mins. This is not due to DVD faster frame rate, but rather because the DVD version has had a huge portion of the film cut for no obvious reason. At one point, the Hero (Fairbanks) has fulfilled the prophecy of the princess and has been the first to touch the rose-tree, the next minute he is seen explaining to her (in an intimate scene) that he is not what he seems. Having seen the VHS a number of times, I can confirm that the DVD version has been brutally cut. Do not buy the DVD version, as it is a let-down with those scenes missing; thus the reason for my one star, which would otherwise have been 4 1/5 (5 stars with the Rimsky Korsakov soundtrack). You have been warned!
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Great- Kino Deluxe Edition September 14, 2004
I haven't seen many silent films, but this must be the one of the greatest "fantasy" films of this period. I read it was made at an astonishing cost (for 1924, year of its release) U$ 2,5 millions!!? (It must have been filmdom's most expensive feature before the 1926 "Ben-Hur").

Douglas Fairbanks is in excellent shape & form, for the "athletic" part he has to play (at his "acrobatic" best-considering he was 40 years old when it was made); and embodies the hero (the thief of the title) perfectly, who is "redeemed" by the power of love (in the shape of a "languid" princess played by Julanne Johnston). The sets are just awesome & gorgeous (designed by the legendary William Cameron Menzies), plus deft direction by Raoul Walsh.

Great acting by Anna May Wong (as one of the princess' ladies in waiting) and SoJin (The Mongol Prince), who are perfect as the "villains" of the story.

The Kino DVD Release, brings a digital stereo orchestral new score, adapted from the original 1924 cue sheets, a great asset, plus a set of never before seen outtakes and special effects footage, excerpts of Paul Leni's "Waxworks" and George Méliès 1905 "Arabian Nights"...oh...., and a filmed "introduction" by Orson Welles himself.

Highly recommended for silent movie buffs and movie buffs in general, the story line & the plot is very different indeed from Zoltan Korda's classic 1940 same title masterpiece. This movie stands its own ground besides that other version. I have both and love them!!!

Beware of other inferior editions!
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At the time of its release, Thief of Bagdad, was the most expensive and most elaborate film created. It involved enormous sets and special effects which would be rivaled for years. The story has it all: action, adventure, love, and friendship. And it tells it all on a grand scale which can still be impressive 70+ years later.
Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., plays the Thief in an extremely sensual (though, not overtly sexual) way. He is very physically agile and innovative as he meanders through the streets of Bagdad using his wits to take what he wants with a minimum of effort.
The set designs for the film were done by William Cameron Menzies (sp?) and appear almost as pen and ink drawings in the black and white film. They make you feel as if you have entered a story book telling you of the Thief and his love for the Princess.
This DVD version has a nice organ accompaniment. It would be nicer to have the version which was released on LD with a full symphony performing Rimsky-Korsokov's Arabian Nights music. The music, tinting and introduction by Fairbanks' son made that the *definitive* version of the film for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Swashbuckling classic!
This was one of my favorite movies as a kid (even though I was born in the 1980s) and I still love it. Read more
Published 14 days ago by M. Prado
4.0 out of 5 stars First Silent film that I have seen worth watching
the special effects are very cleverly done. Story line classic, but very mellow dramatic here. over all, not bad on a educational level.
Published 29 days ago by Jeff
3.0 out of 5 stars If you know Aladdin...
I must say it is good to reflect movies of old and how their ideas influences the times of today.
Published 1 month ago by Peter Taylor
2.0 out of 5 stars Get the restored edition
The version with the colorized picture of Fairbanks holding a knife to a woman's back is NOT the restored version. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Anne Michels
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality.
I wanted to see a good reproduction of this film, but I did not. The film quality was very poor. I was very disappointed.
Published 2 months ago by asta's mom
4.0 out of 5 stars Long but entertaining
Entertaining old silent movie. It's a bit longer than I would have expected, but thoroughly enjoyable. Sit back and relax with it.
Published 4 months ago by MDodd3
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
One of the greatest films ever made, even today it's fantastic to watch.
OK, the monsters are a bit cheesy, but it is 90, yes, 90 years old. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Martin O
3.0 out of 5 stars silent films the thief of bagdad
Being a baby boomer living and growing up in nyc was and still is fascinating. I learned about silent films onour local education channel 13. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Walter Luciano
5.0 out of 5 stars The Thief of Bagdad (Deluxe Edition)
Douglas Fairbanks, the original swashbuckler, had a way with a story. It was easy to believe the world as seen in these movies actually existed. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Fred Di Francesco
4.0 out of 5 stars The Best Restored Silent Film That I've Seen To Date Video...
As a film buff I had long heard about Douglas Fairbanks and I wondered if he really was that great an actor until I finally watched my first ever Fairbanks film and now I know what... Read more
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