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subtitle Summer.Hours.2008.PROPER.1080p.BluRay....

VIDEO and AUDIOLiving up to the high expectations a film of this stature inspires, Lawrence of Arabia is treated to stunning picture on Blu-ray. The 2.20:1 transfer shows off this hugely-canvased production in all its splendor and glory. From the vivid sky and desert sand to a beach at sunset, the film is full of dazzlingly photographed natural beauty that the 1080p picture shows off in perfect detail. Somehow, even the night scenes are shot to maintain their visual clarity and also remain untroubled. It all looks magnificent, with almost no shortcomings (I noticed a small number of missing frames in a scene of Prince Feisal being interviewed by the Chicago reporter). The detail is terrific enough for Anthony Quinn's prosthetic nose to look glaringly inadequate. The nearly 4-hour movie has no trouble fitting on a single Blu-ray Disc and doesn't seem to require excessive compression as a result.The 5.1 DTS-HD master audio is not quite on par with the first-rate picture. The dialogue and music is clearly aged, with the former at times sounding hollow. Some of the issues may stem from the blend of materials employed for the 1989 restoration. There is strong bass to the mix and Maurice Jarre's powerful score, which does much of the film's work for it, is nicely presented. The movie gets fewer subtitle choices than most Sony films, although oddly Disc 2's extras are translated in three times as many languages as the film itself. BONUS FEATURES, MENUS, PACKAGING and DESIGNDisc One's lone bonus feature is one of the set's two newly-produced supplements. "Secrets of Arabia: A Picture-in-Graphics Track" displays fun facts, behind-the-scenes photos, and excerpts from T.E. Lawrence's autobiography Seven Pillars of Wisdom, while shrinking the film to occupy around one-third of the screen. When there are no facts, the movie returns to full size, though you can skip to the next tidbit. It's a nice and seamless presentation, full of somewhat screen-specific information on the real Lawrence, this film, its settings, and desert living. If you utilize the navigation options, you could get through this content in much less time than the movie's 227 minutes, though a new insight pops up around every minute.The bonus Blu-ray's extras begin with the other new addition: "Peter O'Toole Revisits Lawrence of Arabia" (21:07, HD). The actor is much more lucid and articulate opening up about his experience than recent performances and appearances would suggest. His vivid reflections on his first big movie are quite enjoyable, even if some of them seemingly repeat stories already told, based on what is written online. This certainly makes up for his absence from the set's biggest supplement.That would be the plainly-titled, thorough "The Making of Lawrence of Arabia" (1:01:29), which hails from 2000. It interviews Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif, Lean's associate Norman Spencer, assistant director Roy Stevens, production designer John Box, costume designer Phyllis Dalton, prop master Eddie Fowlie, second unit director Peter Newbrook, and film historians. Even David Lean is represented in footage from an interview for the 1989 reissue. O'Toole is a glaring nearly no-show, seen only re-recording lines for the restoration and commenting upon that process. The subjects recall the experience at large and certain key sequences in particular. It's a fine documentary, though one that seems much more ordinary now than it did when it was first released. Also, the shortcomings of the 1.33:1 presentation are apparent, with the widescreen footage being windowboxed to a small size. "A Conversation with Steven Spielberg" (8:49) gathers thoughts from one of the film's most distinguished fans. The accomplished director recalls the impact Lawrence had on his teenaged self, who could relate to the settings as a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, and getting the chance to later talk with Lean about the movie while working on the 1989 restoration.Four short, worn promotional pieces on the film's making appropriately fall under the heading Vintage Featurettes.The black & white "Maan, Jordan: The Camels Are Cast" (2:00) discusses not only the animals but the men who ride them for the production. The color, more polished, and randomly HD "In Search of Lawrence" (5:00) deals not with O'Toole's casting, instead talking up the sweltering desert filming conditions.Also presented in HD, "Romance of Arabia" (4:37) focuses on the film's setting, considering the Middle East's history and geography before announcing the cast and celebrating the crew's hard work. From 1970, "Wind, Sand and Star: The Making of a Classic" (4:32) plays audio of then-new O'Toole reflections over otherwise more officially narrated color making-of footage. "New York Premiere" (1:08) gives us a short, old-fashioned black & white newsreel report on the film's Manhattan premiere with clips of celebrity red carpet arrivals."Advertising Campaigns" (4:51) is a short featurette displaying and describing marketing artwork from the film's different engagements of varying runtimes. Sadly, this set doesn't even include a single Lawrence trailer, despite some retailers' information to the contrary.Occupying just 9.03 GB of a disc that could hold up to 50 GB, the bonus platter could have easily accommodated many and probably all of the additional extras that were kept exclusive to the Gift Set. It's unfortunate that to get that content, you need to buy a big, pricey box set you may very well not have space to display.WHAT'S MISSING?A few bonus features from Lawrence's two 2-disc DVD editions do not resurface here. The DVD-ROM feature "Archives of Arabia" and corresponding bibliography can be considered a precursor to this set's "Secrets of Arabia" viewing mode. Less clearly succeeded are the interactive map "Journey with Lawrence", the once-standard "talent files", trailers for Lawrence and other classic Sony movies, and a souvenir booklet reproduction.GIFT SET and BOOKI did not receive the Limited Edition Gift Set for review. With a $96 list price ($69 more than the two-disc edition I'm reviewing here), that deluxe set adds a third Blu-ray Disc with over 2 hours of bonus features (including a new Martin Scorsese interview, a never-before-released deleted scene, the 80-minute documentary "In Love with the Desert", trailers and TV spots), the soundtrack CD (featuring two previously unreleased tracks), a numbered and mounted 70mm film cell, and a large hardcover coffee table book. The last of those items, simply titled Lawrence of Arabia, was the only component sent by Sony for this review.The snazzy 90-page book, apparently not available on its own, opens with a retrospective paragraph from Steven Spielberg and closes with one from Martin Scorsese. In between those, we get tons of high-quality photos, a preface by Leonard Maltin, and text by Jeremy Arnold making good use of production quotes and surviving cast reflections. Arnold's information -- on the long journey to get Lawrence's story told on film, the long filming in various trying locations, the finishing touches applied in post-production, and what went into this year's digital restoration -- is revealing and well-researched.MENUS, PACKAGING and DESIGNThe discs' common main menu plays 16:9 screen-filling clips, sometimes in layers, to strands of the iconic Oscar-winning Maurice Jarre score. Like other Sony Blu-rays, this one allows you to place bookmarks on the film, although it is less adept at resuming playback.The discs are packaged in a standard side-snapped keepcase and topped by an ordinary cardboard slipcover. The one insert supplies a unique code for accessing the complimentary UltraViolet stream/download.CLOSING THOUGHTSLawrence 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. It's not the definitive release; the Gift Set seems closer to that, but will set you back around $50 more. If you like the movie enough to want to own it on Blu-ray, the two-disc set will do the job just fine. The trick is not minding the missing extras.Support this site and classic cinema when you buy Lawrence of Arabia now from / Blu-ray Gift Set / 2008 DVD / 2001 DVD / 1-Disc DVD / Superbit DVD / Instant Video

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