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Producer-director Stanley Donen and screenwriter Peter Stone made a game attempt to mirror the comedy, romance, mystery, and thrills from their brilliant 1963 movie Charade in their 1966 follow-up Arabesque, but they didn’t quite manage to match those qualities in their new effort.



Arabesque (1966)



Released: 18 Aug 1966
Rated: Approved
Runtime: 105 min




Director: Stanley Donen
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime



Cast: Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, Alan Badel
Writer(s): Julian Mitchell, Stanley Price, Peter Stone



Plot: Story of international intrigue involving a university professor, an Arab prime minister, a ruthless businessman, a beautiful spy, and hieroglyphics.



IMDB rating: 6.5
MetaScore: 69





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Garysb

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Small correction. I believe the first barebones blu ray release was from Universal not Kino, This new release is from Kino.

Quote "Not owning the previous bare bones Kino Blu-ray release, I have no idea if the transfer is the same or not, but with there being no special mention in the liner notes, one suspects it’s the same transfer."
 

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I bought this late last week when I discovered another review posting. I somehow missed that the se was coming!

Needless to say I really enjoy this film for what it is.

Happy to order the special edition.
I’ll sell my old copy as well.
 

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It's the kind of glamorous mid 60s film that makes little sense but that would have been fun to see at Radio City. Vincent Canby said that Sophia Loren doesn't so much act as dior.
 
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Matt Hough

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Small correction. I believe the first barebones blu ray release was from Universal not Kino, This new release is from Kino.

Quote "Not owning the previous bare bones Kino Blu-ray release, I have no idea if the transfer is the same or not, but with there being no special mention in the liner notes, one suspects it’s the same transfer."
Thanks. I'll correct it immediately.
 

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My order has bumped to October with an arrival date given of 10/6.
 

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