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El Cid [DVD Boxset] [Deluxe Edition; 2-Disc Set]

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 2 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • 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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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 80396

  • Credits
    Charlton Heston, Charles Carter, Charlton Easton, Sophia Loren, Sofia Scicolone, Genevieve Page, Genevive Page, Raf Vallone, Raffaele Vallone, Gary Raymond, Herbert Lom, John Fraser, Massimo Serato, Douglas Wilmer, Frank Thring
  • Critic Reviews
    "...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..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "[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

    "[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

    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."
    Ultimate DVD

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