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Lion of the Desert : Omar Mukhtar : 25th Anniversary 2 DVD set (English and Arabic Versions)

Lion of the Desert : Omar Mukhtar : 25th Anniversary 2 DVD set (English and Arabic Versions)

Lion of the Desert : Omar Mukhtar : 25th Anniversary 2 DVD set (English and Arabic Versions)
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Publisher: Anchor Bay Entertainment, Trancas International Films (2006)
Voice: Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Irene Papas, others; Moustapha Akkad (director)
Media: DVD (Region 1)
Total running time: English (93 minutes), Arabic (93 minutes)

Product description:

This is a 25th anniversary special re-issue of Lion of the Desert, including 2 DVDs with *both* the English and Arabic versions!

The year is 1929 and dictator Benito Mussolini (Rod Steiger) is still faced with the 20-year long war waged by Bedouin patriots to combat Italian colonization in Africa. Mussolini appoints General Rodolfo Graziani (Oliver Reed) governor of Lybia, confident that he can crush the rebellion and restore the glories of Imperial Rome.

Inspirational in the Bedouin resistance toward the oppressors is the leadership of one man - Omar Mukhtar (Anthony Quinn). A teacher by profession, guerrilla by obligation, Mukhtar has committed himself to a war that cannot be won in his lifetime.

Making a film of such epic proportions as Lion of teh Desert demanded the approach of planning a vast military campaign. Whole villages had to be built to house the cast and crew of 400 in remote filming locations, along with a medical center to treat ailments from scorpion stings, to heat stroke, to broken bones suffered in battle scenes.

©1991 Trancas International Films All Rights Reserved.

Starring: Oliver Reed, Anthony Quinn

Director: Moustapha Akkad

Producer: Moustapha Akkad

In English.

Quotes "Lion of the Desert is stunning" -Fred Yager, Associated Press

"Two thumbs up" -Siskel & Ebert

"Spectacular" -David Danby, NY Magazine

Features :

  • Widescreen Presentation
  • Includes the documentary The Making of An Epic
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery