'The Thief of Bagdad' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 08:00 AM PST by

Raoul Walsh's 1924 silent classic is getting the high-definition treatment in February.

In an early announcement to retailers, Cohen Film Collection is working on 'The Thief of Bagdad' for a Blu-ray release on February 19.

Newly restored from two 35mm negatives and incorporating the color tints and tones of the original release prints, this definitive edition of 'The Thief of Bagdad' features silent film score maestro Carl Davis conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra, performing a magnificent score that intermingles Davis' own music with the iconic Orientalia of Rimsky-Korsakov.

Specs have yet to be revealed, but supplements will include: Audio commentary by Fairbanks biographer Jeffrey Vance and a featurette including rare behind-the-scenes photographs.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $24.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Thief of Bagdad' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under February 19.

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The Thief of Bagdad (Blu-ray)
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