El Cid-Deluxe Edition (1961)
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|Now available on DVD for the first time, this sweeping, Oscar-nominated epic is "one of the most spectacular mega-productions ever made" (Louis Black, The Austin Chronicle). Digitally remastered and loaded with revealing special features, El Cid stars Academy Award winners Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren in two of their legendary performances.|
Anthony Mann masterfully directs this classic tale of the 11th-century hero (Heston) who fought to unite Spain. Known as history's "compassionate warrior," the film follows El Cid's remarkable journey from peace-broker accused of treason to the King's fighting champion, and later from exiled hero to legendary martyr.
Unequaled in scope, grandeur and adventure, El Cid is an essential part of any film lover's collection.
"One of the greatest epic films ever made. Martin Scorsese
"...the costumes are lavishly colorful, the sets spectacular, the crowds huge, the passions extreme. Richard Harrington, The Washington Post
"Charleton Heston is the perfect mythic conflicted hero. Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"...a feast of visual detail...overflows with deep-focus vistas, towering sets, densely crowded battle sequences... The New York Times
Editor's NoteA 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").
Cast & Crew
|Robert Lawrence - Editor|
|Robert Krasker - Director of Photography|
|Miklos Rozsa - Composer|
|Veniero Colasanti - Production Designer|
|Philip Yordan - Screenwriter|
|Samuel Bronston - Producer|
|John Moore - Production Designer|
|Fredric M. Frank - Screenwriter|
|Anthony Mann - Producer|
|Anthony Mann - Director|
Golden Globe (1962)
|Anthony Mann, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Director|
|El Cid, Nominee, Best Motion Picture - Drama|
|Miklos Rozsa, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Score|
|Miklos Rozsa, Nominee, Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture|
|Miklos Rozsa, Paul Francis Webster ("The Falcon and the Dove"), Nominee, Best Music, Original Song|
Golden Globe (1962)
|Samuel Bronston, Winner, Special Merit Award|
|Veniero Colasanti, John Moore, Nominee, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color|