In honor of the film's 50th anniversary, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment today releases "Lawrence of Arabia" on Blu-ray for the first time ever. Not only is the Blu-ray accompanied by a wealth of behind-the-scenes and making-of featurettes as well as interviews and remastered audio, the feature itself will come as the director's cut of the film -- restored in the 4K format from its original negatives.
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Below watch two clips, exclusive to Indiewire, from the special features included on the disc. The first clip discusses director David Lean's relationship with the actors on set ("Part of a director's job is tickling the talent," Lean says in an interview. "Particularly the actors."); in the second, Lean elaborates on what he loves most about making movies -- and Omar Sherif explains why "Lawrence of Arabia" was such a feat of a film. Watch below:
Special Feature Clip: Working With David Lean
Special Feature Clip: "A Great Piece of Cinema"