Oh the colour, the colour! It’s just so sumptuously magnificent, you just can’t help to be struck by the vibrancy and richness of the Technicolor process utilised in Network’s new Blu-ray reissue of Alexander Korda’s magical middle-eastern fantasy epic The Thief of Bagdad.
Alright, but what has the story of usurped king Ahmad (John Justin) who together with the little thief Abu (Sabu) rescues his true love the Princess of Basra (June Duprez) from the clutches of Jaffar, his evil Grand Vizier (Conrad Veidt) and regains his kingdom, got to do with a horror website?
Well for a start it has a giant spider and a giant octopus, not to mention a life-size murdering automata in the form of the six armed Hindu goddess Kali. Then there’s the massive genie (Rex Ingram), who is daft enough to be fooled into…
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