RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 185041750 LA In English with optional Spanish or English SDH subtitles. T1 El Cid A1 Bronston, Samuel., Frank, Fredric M., Yordan, Philip., Fabbri, Diego,, Mann, Anthony,, Heston, Charlton., Loren, Sophia,, Vallone, Raf., Page, Geneviève., Fraser, John,, Raymond, Gary,, Hatfield, Hurd,, Serato, Massimo,, Lom, Herbert., Rózsa, Miklós,, Krasker, Robert., Colasanti, Veniero,, Moore, John., Lawrence, Robert., Samuel Bronston Productions, Inc., Dear film produzione., Weinstein Company., Genius Products, Inc., PB Weinstein Co. ; Distributed by Genius Products PP [New York, N.Y.]; Santa Monica, CA YR 2008 SN 1594447357 9781594447358 1594447381 9781594447389 AB Eleventh-century Spain is divided into Christian kingdoms and Moorish strongholds. The young Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, who has been dubbed El Cid by his followers, vows to see his country at peace, free from the invader. Showing clemency to some emirs, he faces treason charges at court. His accuser, Gomez, father of his fiancee, Chimene, dies in the resulting duel. Chimene's avowed vengeance plot fails and Rodrigo is given her hand. When King Ferdinand dies, his kingdom is divided among his three children. Sancho challenges the decision and imprisons Alfonso, who is released by El Cid. Then Sancho is assassinated by an African war-lord. Alfonso now claims that throne, too, and exiles El Cid. Chimene realizes the nobility of her husband and joins him. The years pass and El Cid becomes a revered warrior, but refuses to aid Alfonso. He lays siege to Valencia, catapulting food into its starving garrison. The Valencians kill their evil ruler and offer the crown to El Cid. He sends it to Alfonso, who rushes to his side. But El Cid has been hit by a stray arrow. Attended by Chimene, he hides the wound from his men and prepares a final bid to drive the Moors from Spain.