Lion Of the Desert

Released: July 19, 2022 • Available in US & Canada
Product SKU: 826663220933
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Synopsis

"SPECTACULAR" – David Denby, New York Times Magazine

"TWO THUMBS UP!" – Siskel & Ebert

Two-time Oscar® winner* Anthony Quinn (Lawrence Of Arabia) stars as Omar Mukhtar, the brilliant Bedouin leader who waged a 20-year guerilla war against the invading Italian tank armies led by General Rodolfo 'The Butcher' Graziani (Oliver Reed, Gladiator) and increasingly furious fascist dictator Benito Mussolini (Academy Award® winner** Rod Steiger, In The Heat Of The Night). Oscar® winner*** John Gielgud (Arthur) co-stars with a cast of thousands in this action-packed epic produced and directed by Moustapha Akkad (The Message) that remains one of the most provocative historical dramas of our time.

*1952: Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Viva Zapata!; 1956: Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Lust For Life

**1967: Best Actor in a Leading Role, In The Heat Of The Night

***1981: Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Arthur

Bonus Features

DISC ONE (4K UHD) – LION OF THE DESERT (English Language):

  • Audio Commentary With Producer/Director Moustapha Akkad

DISC TWO (BLU-RAY) – LION OF THE DESERT (English Language):

  • NEW Restoring LION OF THE DESERT Featurette
  • Audio Commentary With Producer/Director Moustapha Akkad
  • The Making Of LION OF THE DESERT
  • Theatrical Trailer (Original Trailer)
  • Theatrical Trailer (Re-Release Trailer)
  • TV Spot

DISC THREE (BLU-RAY) – OMAR MUKHTAR (Arabic Language, No English Subtitles):

  • Audio Commentary With Producer/Director Moustapha Akkad (In Arabic, No English Subtitles)
  • The Making Of OMAR MUKHTAR (In Arabic, No English Subtitles)
  • Theatrical Trailer (Original Trailer in Arabic)

Product Information

The Lion of the Desert

NAME ROLE
Anthony Quinn Omar Mukhtar
Oliver Reed Gen. Rodolfo Graziani
Rod Steiger Benito Mussolini
Irene Papas Mabrouka
Raf Vallone Colonel Diodiece
John Gielgud Sharif El Gariani
Andrew Keir Salem
Gastone Moschin Major Tomelli
Stefano Patrizi Lt. Sandrini
Adolfo Lastretti Colonel Sarsani
Moustapha Akkad Director
David Butler Writer
H.A.L. Craig Writer
Paul Thompson Writer
Moustapha Akkad Producer
Nahila May Al-Jabri Producer
June Bordcosh Producer
Geoffrey Helman Producer
Mohammad Sanousi Producer
Roy Stevens Producer

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