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El Cid

Author: Samuel BronstonFredric M FrankPhilip YordanAnthony MannCharlton HestonAll authors
Publisher: [S.l.] : Weinstein Co. : Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by Genius Products, ©2008.
Series: Miriam Collection, 1
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : 3 disc deluxe ed. ; widescreenView all editions and formats
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Disc 1-2. (ca. 187 min.) Eleventh-century Spain is divided into Christian kingdoms and Moorish strongholds. The young Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, a Castillian knight who has been dubbed El Cid [El Cid Campeador "The Lord Champion"] by his followers, vows to free his country from the invader. The epic tale romanticizes the years of love, warfare, revenge, rivalries, as El Cid becomes a revered warrior. Much of the movie  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Action and adventure films
Epic films
Historical films
Film adaptations
Biographical films
Drama
History
Named Person: Cid; Cid
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Bronston; Fredric M Frank; Philip Yordan; Anthony Mann; Charlton Heston; Sophia Loren; Gary Raymond; Hurd Hatfield; Massimo Serato; Herbert Lom; Raf Vallone; John Bevere; Ralph Truman; Miklós Rózsa; Dear Films Productions (Firm); Weinstein Company.; Genius Products, Inc.
ISBN: 1594449856 9781594449857
OCLC Number: 192168609
Language Note: English with Spanish or English SDH subtitles.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1961.
Special features: Disc 1: Feature commentary with Bill Bronston (son of producer) and Neal M. Rosendorf, vintage radio interviews with Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren, still galleries; filmographies ; Disc 2: "Hollywood conquers Spain: the making of El Cid", "Samuel Bronston: the epic journey of a dreamer", "Behind the camera: Anthony Mann and El Cid", "Miklos Rózsa: maestro of the movies", "Preserving our legacy: Gerry Byrne on film preservation and restoration", trailer gallery. Disc 3: "Living a life of integrity: a conversation with John Bevere."
"Kick-off" release of the Miriam collection, "to restore and release classics, contemporary classics and notable foreign films"--Publisher info.
Credits: Written by Frederic M. Frank. Director of photography, Manuel Berenguer and Robert Krasker ; editor, Robert Lawrence ; music, Miklós Rozsa.
Performer(s): Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Geneviève Page, John Fraser, Gary Raymond, Hurd Hatfield, Massimo Serato, Herbert Lom, Ralph Truman.
Awards: Golden Globes, USA, 1962: Special Merit Award (Samuel Bronston)
Target Audience: Not rated. "Family approved" [Dove family approved seal] -- Container.
Description: 3 videodiscs (212 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; Dolby Digital 5.1 ; widescreen (letterbox, enhanced) format ; region 1.
Series Title: Miriam Collection, 1
Other Titles: El Cid
Responsibility: Samuel Bronston production in association with Dear Films Productions ; written by Fredric M. Frank and Philip Yordan ; directed by Anthony Mann ; produced by Samuel Bronston.

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Disc 1-2. (ca. 187 min.) Eleventh-century Spain is divided into Christian kingdoms and Moorish strongholds. The young Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, a Castillian knight who has been dubbed El Cid [El Cid Campeador "The Lord Champion"] by his followers, vows to free his country from the invader. The epic tale romanticizes the years of love, warfare, revenge, rivalries, as El Cid becomes a revered warrior. Much of the movie was shot on location in Spain - including the castles of Belmonte (Cuenca) and Peñíscola (Castellón). Disc 3 (ca. 25 min.)features an Interview with John Bevere, a Christian fiction author, about the values found in the movie, El Cid.

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