EGYPT: FILM, CINEMA AND DOCUMENTARY ON DVD / VIDEO

Egypt is very active in making TV series and films - and the Egyptian actor Omar Sharif is known all over the world. And the outside world loves to document Egypt on film. So there's plenty to choose from - home-grown or made from the outside looking in.

Here we've reviewed a selection of films, documentaries and children's DVDs about Ancient Egypt or contemporary Egypt. There's fact, fiction and fun.

You can't beat visiting Egypt and seeing it with your own eyes - but if you can't come, try the best films / documentaries on DVD.

Umm Kulthum: A Voice Like EgyptUMM KULTHUM: A VOICE LIKE EGYPT (all region DVD, 1996)

Featuring Omar Sharif, Mona Zakaria and Umm Kulthum, this film is about the most famous singer in the twentieth-century Arab world.

Also see our feature about about the music of Egypt

OMAR SHARIF
EGYPT - FILMS ON DVD
EGYPT FILM ON VIDEO

BOOKS ABOUT EGYPTIAN CINEMA

Dream Makers on the Nile: 75 Years of Egyptian Cinema

DREAM MAKERS ON THE NILE: 75 YEARS OF EGYPTIAN CINEMA (Book)

The glory days of Egypt's film industry started in the early twentieth century. This book - a 43-page album of stars - celebrates Egyptian cinema, film-makers and films from that special time.

NEW - 2008 THE GOLDEN YEARS OF EGYPTIAN CINEMA 1936-1967

by Rafik El-Sabban, Mustafa Darwish, Yasser Alwan, and Sherif Boraie (2008)
A new look at Egyptian cinema scene from The American University in Cairo Press

"PRINCE OF EGYPT": A NEW VISION IN ANIMATION
by Charles Solomon

Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity
by Viola Shafik (Paperback - 30 Sep

PRINCE OF EGYPT MOVIE SCRAPBOOK (Film tie-in edition edition)
by Tommi Lewis (Picture Puffin, Paperback)

Part scrapbook, part behind-the-scenes book, this a colourful book features characters, the story and the making of The Prince of Egypt. It's a fascinating leap into the world of animation, and the animators who are interviewed talk about their craft and show how the film was created - from storyboards to animation techniques and voice-overs. A good book about a good film.
Designed for 8 - 12 years, but likely to appeal to all ages.

NEW - 2008
THE YACOUBIAN BUILDING (Region 1 DVD, 2008)
Arabic, with English Subtitles

Directed by Marwan Hamed and starring Nour El Sherif, Ahmed Rateb, Yousra, Ahmed Bedir, Adel Imam
Format: Closed-captioned, Colour, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC

INTRODUCTION TO THE EGYPTIAN CINEMA
by M. Khan

EGYPTIAN CINEMA (BFI EDUCATION STUDY GUIDE)
by Joe Nicholas

POPULAR EGYPTIAN CINEMA: GENDER, CLASS, AND NATION
by Viola Shafik (2007)

EGYPTE: 100 ANS DE CINEMA by Magda Wassef MAKING OF THE PRINCE OF EGYPT by Charles Soloman

EGYPT FILM STUDIES
EGYPTIAN CINEMA


EGYPT: DOCOUMENTARY ON DVD / VIDEO

SEVEN WONDERS OF ANCIENT EGYPT - VALLEY OF THE KINGS (region 2 DVD)

This documentary investigates the mysteries of Ancient Egypt's Pharaohs - and allows us to see the buildings just as the Egyptians would have seen them. The Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut, Karnak, Abu Simbel, Mount Sinai, Sphynx and The Pyramids of Giza - fascinating!

JOURNEY THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS (region 1 DVD)
by Kent Weeks

Archaeologist Kent Weeks works with the Theban Mapping Project - his familiarity with the place and the subject gives real authenticity.

THE FORGOTTEN MEN OF THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS - in French (region 2 DVD, 2008)

The monumental tombs in the Valley of the Kings and Queens in Egypt, stand as testament to the forgotten members of an elite craftsmen's guild; Kha, Sennedjem, Pached, Nakhtamon, and Inerkhaoui. Their work was not intended for living eyes but now their craft is legend. This documentary explores the lives of these men and how they constructed these masterpieces.

DISCOVERY CHANNEL DVD / VIDEO

Ancient Egyptians: Ramses the Great (DVD) Secrets of Egypt's Lost Queen (REGION 1) (NTSC) (DVD - 2007) Ancient Egyptians: The Real Cleopatra (DVD)

DISCOVERY CHANNEL VIDEO:
Discovery Channel - Nile: River Of Gods - F. Murray Abraham (VHS VIDEO) National Geographic: Egypt - Secrets of the Pharaohs (REGION 1, NTSC) by Ron David, Stephen Burns, and John Hazard (DVD - 2002) Awesome Egyptians (DVD - 2005) Ancient Egyptians - Hidden History Of Egypt - Terry Jones (DVD - 2005) Prince of Egypt - Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Sandra Bullock (DVD - 2006) King Tutankhamun: The Mystery Unsealed (REGION 1, NTSC) (DVD - 2006) Egypt : Rediscovering A Lost World (3 Disc Box Set) - Olegar Fedoro, Laurence Fox, Fuman Dar, and Stuart Graham (DVD - 2006) Seven Wonders Of Ancient Egypt - Valley Of The Kings - John Shrapnel (DVD - 2005) Joseph - King Of Dreams / The Prince Of Egypt (DVD - 2007) Egyptmania - The Treasures Of The Egyptian Museum In Cairo (DVD - 2007) An Egyptian Story (REGION 1, NTSC) - Oussama Nadir, Mohsen Mohieddin, Nour El-Sherif, and Ahmed Mehrez (DVD - 2000) Ancient Egypt (DVD - 2007) Egyptmania - The Treasures Of The Egyptian Museum In Cairo (DVD - 2007)

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DVD / VIDEO

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: EGYPT DVDs
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: EGYPT VIDEOS



EGYPT: DVD / VIDEO FOR CHILDREN

EGYPT: CHILDREN'S DVDs

NEW!
DVD: FAMILIES OF THE WORLD: FAMILIES OF EGYPT FAMILIES OF THE WORLD: FAMILIES OF EGYPT [2002] (DVD - 2005)
Master Communications, Inc (All Regions)

An Educational production - run-time: 30 minutes

HORRIBLE HISTORIES ON DVD

HORRIBLE HISTORIES are probably the most famous children's production on DVD / VIDEO, so we've devoted a special section to them.

HORRIBLE HISTORIES: Awesome Egyptians - Rotten Romans - Highly Hawaiian - Ingenious Industrialists

HORRIBLE HISTORIES - 26 GROOVY EPISODES DVD HORRIBLE HISTORIES - 26 GROOVY EPISODES DVD

The hugely popular 'Horrible Histories' tell the wacky adventures of two teenagers, Stitch and Ma using a portal through time to experience 'gross, gory and glorious' historical events at first hand.

Disc One: 'Awesome Egyptians' - plus Savage Stone Age - Groovy Greeks - Challenging China - Rotten Romans - Vicious Vikings - Measly Middle Ages - Marvellous Marco Polo - Stormin' Scots.
Disc Two: Trading Timbuktu - Perilous Plague - Captivating Columbus - Rockin' Renaissance - Angry Aztecs - Terrible Tudors - Surprising Samurai - Revolting Revolution - Royal Pain.
Disc Three: Amazing Aussies - Extraordinary Explorers - Battlin' Bolivar - Highly Hawaiian - Ingenious - Industrialists - Wild West - Magnificent Mounties - Gnarly North Pole.

AWESOME EGYPTIANS DVD

more HORRIBLE HISTORIES DVDs



The Prince Of Egypt DVD Children's Bible Stories: Joseph & the King of Egypt DVD A Tale Of Egypt DVD Tale of Egypt/Tarzan DVD Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy? DVD


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