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Win Arabian Nights on DVD

15 May 2013 6:12 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To celebrate the release of the adventure classic Arabian Nights on 10th June, we are offering you the chance to win one of three copies of the DVD.

Filmed in glorious Technicolor and nominated for four Academy Awards®, Arabian Nights is an action-packed adventure classic.

Directed by John Rawlins and starring Jon Hall and Maria MontezArabian Nights is a grand tale of intrigue and romance.  Haroun-Al-Raschid, the Caliph of Bagdad and his half-brother Kamar are in an epic battle, competing for the throne and for the affections of a beautiful dancer, Scheherazade.

Lavish sets, beautiful costumes and the first-ever pairing of the romantic adventure team of Hall and Montez, Arabian Nights is a film not to be missed!

Pre-order your copy now here.

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‘Arabian Nights,’ Hollywood’s escapist restructuring of a classic tale

28 January 2013 4:24 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Arabian Nights

Directed by John Rawlins

Starring Jon Hall, Maria Montez, and Sabu

USA, 86 min – 1942.

Part of a series of exotic pictures released by Universal in the 1940s (the others of which include Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and White Savage), Arabian Nights places the Hollywood spin on the classic tale of Scheherazade and her murderous husband. The name of the source material’s heroine – Scheherazade – is kept the same, while others are changed. The tale is twisted, so that there seems to be very little of the original myth and of the original Scheherazade. What is left are some names, supposed exotic places (“Arabia”), a brother’s feud, and humorous references to the stories of Aladdin and Sinbad. Arabian Nights becomes a campy adventure film to take war-minded audiences away to a far off place, for a while.  It works.

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