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Arabian Nights

Spine #634

Nov 13, 2012

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Italian PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

Arabian Nights

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Directed By: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Licensor: MGM Home Entertainment

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Pasolini traveled to Africa, India, and the Middle East to realize this ambitious cinematic treatment of a handful of the stories from the legendary The Thousand and One Nights. This is not the fairy-tale world of Scheherazade or Aladdin or Ali Baba-instead, the director focuses on the more erotic tales, ones of desire, betrayal, and atonement, framed by the story of a young man's quest to reconnect with his beloved slave girl. Full of lustrous sets and costumes and stunning location photography, Arabian Nights is a fierce and joyous exploration of human sensuality.

  • Introduction by director Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • On "Arabian Nights," a new visual essay by film scholar Tony Rayns
  • Deleted scenes
  • Pasolini and the Form of the City (1974), a documentary by Pasolini and Paolo Brunatto about the Italian cities Orte and Sabaudia
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