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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 Ashermore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Television, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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On DVD: Aug 7, 2001
Hallmark Entertainment

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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 16, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

Full Review… | July 30, 2003
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Full Review… | July 24, 2001
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Arabian Nights


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.

Marion Ravenwood

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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

I loved this movie. The way that all the classic stories are told by making them relevant to the paranoid Sultan is wonderful. The cast was great and it didn't really have the feel of a made for tv movie like most Hallmark movies do.

Heather Metzger

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