Arabian Nights (2000)





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When Sultan Said discovers his wife locked in a passionate embrace with his only brother, he flings his sword at the prince and accidentally murders his adulterous queen. Tortured by his wife's ghost, the maniacal and cowardly sultan must marry another to save his kingdom, but to avoid future matrimonial disgrace he plans to have her executed the morning after the wedding. Fortunately for him, Scheherezade, the grand vicar's daughter played by the lovely Mili Avital, jumps at the challenge and the chance to marry her childhood love. A master storyteller, the newly crowned sultana escapes death night after night with her mesmerizing tales of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Aladdin and his Magic Lamp, countless warriors, supernatural duels, and ferocious genies.

Although the main story line falls short of Scheherezade's seductive tales, audiences will be enchanted with fantastic special effects, elaborate costumes, and the magic of Persia. Wonderfully directed and edited by Steve Barron, Hallmark's Arabian Nights will particularly appeal to fans of magical computer-effects laden television miniseries. --Melissa Asher
Action & Adventure , Drama , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Television
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Critic Reviews for Arabian Nights

All Critics (4)

A fresh, but long, take on the classic stories.

Full Review… | December 14, 2010
Common Sense Media

A phantasmagorical tale filled with dragons, thieves, genies,flying carpets,and practical jokes.

Full Review… | March 15, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

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Full Review… | July 30, 2003
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July 24, 2001
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Arabian Nights

Great production values, costuming and special effects for a TV mini-series. Decently acted, especially since the main characters are in so little of it until the final act. The trouble I had is that either the stories were too well known to me or were written too poorly to keep my interest, because for much of the playing time I was bored. Worth a look, but should have been much better. You wrote this on 6/24/09.

Don Schick
Don Schick

Made for TV movies are a different beast than movies made for the cinema, and must be judged as a separate genre. In the TV genre this is a top-notch film. Obviously the storyline is awesome, it is taken from the book with very little change. It is visually appealing, the characters are likeable and it is just a fun escape into fantasy.

Maggie May
Maggie May

Well done TV mini Series, not many things I can gripe about, it didn't feel long to me. If you like Fantasy films, it's a good watch.

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