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Omar Mukhtar, lion of the desert Asad al-ṣaḥrāʼ

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2005
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Feature Film DVD DVD Lion
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Feature Film DVD
Call Number  DVD Lion
Dormont Public Library Audio Visual DVD LION
Location  Dormont Public Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  DVD LION
In facist pre-World War II Italy, Benito Mussolini orders General Rodolfo Graziani to fight in the colonial war in Libya and vanquish the Arab nation. But when his troops meet frequent defeat at the hands of national leader Omar Mukhtar and his army of Bedouins, Graziani resorts to using dirty war tactics against the natives, slaughtering women, children, and aged people.
disc 1. Lion of the desert [English language version]
disc 2. Asad al-ṣaḥrāʼ [Arabic language version].

Additional Information
Subjects Mukhtār, ʻUmar, -- 1860?-1931 -- Drama.
Graziani, Rodolfo, -- 1882-1955 -- Drama.
Nationalists -- Libya -- Drama.
Generals -- Italy -- Drama.
Italians -- Libya -- Drama.
Libya -- History -- 1912-1951 -- Drama.
Historical films.
Biographical films.
War films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Troy, MI :Anchor Bay Entertainment,2005
Edition 25th anniversary, English and Arabic language versions, Widescreen.
Other Titles Omar Mukhtar
Asad al-ṣaḥrāʼ
Lion of the desert
Contributors Akkad, Moustapha, film producer, film director.
Craig, H. A. L., screenwriter.
Quinn, Anthony, 1915-2001, actor.
Reed, Oliver, 1938-1999, actor.
Papas, Irene, actor.
Vallone, Raf, actor.
Keir, Andrew, 1926-1997, actor.
Moschin, Gastone, 1929-2017 actor.
Patrizi, Stefano, actor.
Du Mont, Sky, 1947- actor.
Lastretti, Adolfo, actor.
Emmanuel, Takis, actor.
Bigotti, Rodolfo, actor.
Brown, Robert, 1921-2003, actor.
Steiger, Rod, 1925-2002, actor.
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000, actor.
Hildyard, Jack, director of photography.
Jarre, Maurice, composer.
Falcon Films, production company.
Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc., publisher.
Participants/Performers Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Irene Papas, Raf Vallone, Andrew Keir, Gastone Moschin, Stefano Patrizi, Sky Dumont, Adolfo Lastretti, Takis Emmanuel, Rodolfo Bigotti, Robert Brown, Rod Steiger, John Gielgud.
Other Contributors Photographer, Jack Hildyard ; editor, John Shirley ; music, Maurice Jarre.
Language English
English and dubbed Arabic language tracks; closed-captioned (English version only).
Notes Originally produced as a motion picture in 1980.
Special features: disc 1. The making of Lion of the desert (in English) (32 min.); audio commentary with producer/director Moustapha Akkad (in English) -- disc 2. The making of Omar Mukhtar (in Arabic) (38 min.); audio commentary with producer/director Moustapha Akkad (in Arabic).
System Details DVD; region 1; widescreen (1.77:1; 16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
Description 2 videodiscs (174 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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