El Cid [Import]
The GREATEST ROMANCE and ADVENTURE in a THOUSAND YEARS!
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- 4:3 ASPECT RATIO
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 3 hours, 2 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 4, 2004
- Originally Released: 1961
- Label: Imports
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Charlton Heston & Sophia Loren|
|Performer:||Herbert Lom, Douglas Wilmer, Frank Thring, Geneviève Page, Massimo Serato, Raf Vallone, Gary Raymond & John Fraser|
|Directed by||Anthony Mann|
|Edited by||Robert Lawrence|
|Screenwriting by||Philip Yordan & Fredric M. Frank|
|Composition by||Miklos Rozsa|
|Produced by||Anthony Mann & Samuel Bronston|
|Director of Photography:||Robert Krasker|
[A] feast of visual detail....The film overflows with deep-focus vistas, towering sets, densely crowded battle sequences and the imposing presence of two remarkable physical specimens, Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren.
New York Times
Rating: B -- Charleton Heston is the perfect mythic conflicted hero. Full Review
Laramie Movie Scope
5 stars out of 5 -- There are obvious resonances with today's religious tensions, but this is a story of much more, and it is handled superbly.
[I]t's clear that the director relished working in 70mm and having such rich resources at his disposal. As a spectacle, it's muscular and more dynamic than most.
Sight and Sound
Not many filmmakers could make the transition to epic filmmaking with all their signature touches intact; Anthony Mann more or less succeeds. Full Review
Rating: 3/4 -- To say that El Cid is the most intelligent of the elephantine epics of the early '60s is to damn it with faint praise. Full Review
...It is not only a spectacle the likes of which we may never see again, but also brings an elegance to the form not much seen before its release, either...
A widely acclaimed Hollywood spectacle which tells the story of the 11th century Spanish hero who drove the Moors from Spain. The restored version was overseen by Martin Scorsese and is uncut and remastered. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, Best Song ("The Falcon and the Dove").
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