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Lawrence of Arabia

Released

Dec 20, 1962

Latest Home Video

Nov 12, 2012

MPAA Rating

PG

Director

David Lean

Cast

Peter O'Toole
Alec Guinness
Anthony Quinn
Omar Sharif

Studio

1962 Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures

Still shot from the movie: Lawrence of Arabia.

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Synopsis

T.E. Lawrence (played by Peter O'Toole) is a British intelligence officer during WW I assigned to find Prince Faisal (Alec Guinness) and gauge his willingness to stage an Arab revolt against the invading Turks. But the arrogant underling uses the mission to appointed himself as a British commander and engages in his own battles.

Content Details

Why Is Lawrence of Arabia Rated PG?

Lawrence of Arabia is rated PG

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Violence: A character speeding on a motorcycle crashes and is killed. Numerous characters are shot, stabbed, slashed and killed. A camp is attacked during an air raid that involves shooting and explosions. Boys goad an animal and cause the rider to fall off. A man is left to die in the desert. Characters fight with riding sticks. A man executes his friend in order to maintain a tenuous alliance. He later confesses to having enjoyed the execution. Soldiers attack an army, shooting and stabbing men and horses. Pillaging and looting take place. A character dies in quicksand. Slaughtered victims are seen in a decimated village. Men attack a train, shooting and killing the passengers. A man with a burned face shoots another man. A character is hacked to death off screen. Characters blow up a train track. Men fire on others with a tank. A character, who is injured by an exploding detonator, is later shot rather than being left to be tortured by the enemy. A man is flogged (beating takes place off screen); later blood is shown oozing through his shirt. A dead character is covered with blood. A soldier is shown covered in blood and holding a knife. Numerous other bloody and injured victims are shown. Man is shot point blank and a pool of blood forms on the sand. Characters are shot at close range. A man is slapped. Characters bicker and fight while looting a conquered city.

Sexual Content: A man suggestively touches the chest of another man. A male character’s shirt is ripped off. Insinuations of homosexuality are included.

Language: The script contains infrequent mild profanities and terms of Deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Numerous characters smoke either cigarettes or cigars. Characters drink on several occasions.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Lawrence of Arabia.

Alec Guinness, who plays Prince Faisal, also stars as Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Episodes IV and V, as well as appearing in the war movie The Bridge On the River Kwai. And Franco-Arabic actor Omar Sharif in has a role in Hidalgo.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
Not Rated
AB Not Rated
MB Not Rated
ON Not Rated
QC Not Rated
NB
NS
NL
PE
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Home Video Notes: Lawrence of Arabia: 50th Anniversary Edition

Release Date: 13 November 2012

Lawrence of Arabia releases to home video on Blu-ray in a 50th Anniversary Edition.

Lawrence of Arabia: 50th Anniversary Edition includes the following:

- Secrets of Arabia: Picture-in-Graphic Track

- “Wind, Sand and Star: The Making of a Classic” (1970 version)

- Newsreel Footage of the New York Premiere

- Advertising Campaigns

- “Peter O’Toole Revisits Lawrence of Arabia” All-New Interview

- “The Making of Lawrence of Arabia” documentary

- “A Conversation with Steven Spielberg”

- “The Camels Are Cast”

- “In Search of Lawrence”

- “Romance of Arabia”

Also available: Lawrence of Arabia: 50th Anniversary Collector’s, which features:

- Exclusive Lawrence of Arabia Soundtrack CD

- Authentic 70mm Film Frame

- 88-Page Coffee Table Book

- Secrets of Arabia: Picture-in-Graphic Track

- Advertising Campaigns

- Never-Before-Released Deleted Scene with Introduction by Anne Coates

- “The Lure of the Desert: Martin Scorsese on Lawrence of Arabia” All-New Interview with Martin Scorsese

- “In Love with the Desert”

- “King Hussein Visits Lawrence of Arabia Scene”

- “Wind, Sand and Star” (original version, 1963)

- Archival Interviews with William Friedkin, Sydney Pollack, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg

- Trailers/TV Spots

- “Peter O’Toole Revisits Lawrence of Arabia” All-New Interview

- “The Making of Lawrence of Arabia” documentary

- “A Conversation with Steven Spielberg”

- “The Camels Are Cast”

- “In Search of Lawrence”

- “Wind, Sand and Star: The Making of a Classic” (1970 version)

- “Romance of Arabia”

- Newsreel Footage of the New York Premiere

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