‘The Son of the Sheik’ [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray & DVD February 17, 2020!

In this visually intoxicating sequel to Valentino’s career-defining film The Sheik, the silent screen’s greatest lover portrays a cultured yet untamed young man who is lured into a thieves trap by a beautiful dancer, Yasmin (Vilma Banky). After escaping, he kidnaps the damsel and holds her captive in his desert lair, dressing her in Arabian finery and threatening to unleash his violent passion upon her. Exotic romance saturates every frame of this Orientalist epic; its sadomasochistic fantasies are acted out against the lavish set design of William Cameron Menzies (The Thief of Bagdad) and lushly photographed by George Barnes (Sadie Thompson).  From a new restoration available for the first time on home video, and featuring a magnificent score by maestro Carl Davis, The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present George Fitzmaurice s The Son of the Sheik on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK in a Special Dual Format edition.


One of the silent era’s most popular films, starring Rudolph Valentino in his final onscreen appearance



One of the most popular films from the silent era, director George Fitzmaurice’s The Son of the Sheik stars Rudolph Valentino who gives perhaps the finest performance of his career. Unfortunately, it would be his last, he died suddenly at the age of 31, just days before the film’s release.


  • Presented in 1080p from a high-definition digital restoration, with a progressive encode on the DVD
  • DTS-HD MA 5.1 and uncompressed 2.0 audio options on the Blu-ray
  • Loitering Within Tent A brand new video essay by David Cairns
  • Introduction to the film by Orson Welles
  • A collector s booklet featuring a new essay by critic and film historian Pamela Hutchinson





Label: Eureka!


Title| THE SON OF THE SHEIK (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition





Dual Format Cat. No.| EKA70372

Dual Format Barcode| 5060000703726

Dual Format RRP| £17.99


Release Date| 17 February 2020

Certificate| U

Run Time| 69 minutes

OAR| 1.37:1 OAR

Picture| B&W

Genre| Adventure / Romance

Year| 1926

Country| USA

Language| SILENT (English Intertitles)


The Son of the Sheik is released on

Blu-ray & DVD in the UK on February 17, 2020!





Gerard Iribe is a writer/reviewer for Why So Blu?. He has also reviewed for other sites like DVD Talk, Project-Blu, and CHUD, but Why So Blu? is where the heart is. You can follow his incoherency on Twitter: @giribe

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