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Title El Cid / 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.

Imprint [Place of publication not identified] : Weinstein Co. : Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by Genius Products, ©2008.

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 Moore Video  PN1997 .C533 2008    Available  Ask at Circulation Desk
Edition 3 disc deluxe ed. ; widescreen.
Description 3 DVDs (212 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Miriam Collection ; 1
System Details DVD ; Dolby Digital 5.1 ; widescreen (letterbox, enhanced) format ; region 1.
Language English with Spanish or English SDH subtitles.
Performer Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Geneviève Page, John Fraser, Gary Raymond, Hurd Hatfield, Massimo Serato, Herbert Lom, Ralph Truman.
Credits Written by Frederic M. Frank. Director of photography, Manuel Berenguer and Robert Krasker ; editor, Robert Lawrence ; music, Miklós Rozsa.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1961.
Summary 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.
Note 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."
Audience Not rated. "Family approved" [Dove family approved seal] -- Container
Awards Golden Globes, USA, 1962: Special Merit Award (Samuel Bronston)
Note "Kick-off" release of the Miriam collection, "to restore and release classics, contemporary classics and notable foreign films"--Publisher info
Subject Cid, approximately 1043-1099 -- Drama.
Spain -- History -- 711-1516 -- Drama.
Spain -- Politics and government -- To 1479 -- Drama.
Granada (Spain : Reino) -- History.
War wounds -- Spain -- Drama.
Muslims -- Spain -- History -- Drama.
Cid, approximately 1043-1099.
Politics and government.
War wounds.
Spain -- Granada (Reino)
Chronological Term To 1516
Genre/Form Action and adventure films.
Biographical films.
Epic films.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Historical films.
DVD-Video discs
Added Author Bronston, Samuel.
Frank, Fredric M. (Fredric Maurice), 1911-1977.
Yordan, Philip.
Mann, Anthony, 1906-1967.
Heston, Charlton.
Loren, Sophia, 1934-
Raymond, Gary, 1935-
Hatfield, Hurd, 1918-1998.
Serato, Massimo, 1916-1989.
Lom, Herbert.
Vallone, Raf.
Bevere, John.
Truman, Ralph, 1900-1977.
Rózsa, Miklós, 1907-1995.
Dear Films Productions (Firm)
Weinstein Company.
Genius Products, Inc.
Added Title El Cid
ISBN 1594449856
Standard No. 796019809719
Music No. 80971 Weinstein (set)
80971WRP1 Weinstein (set)
80396DVD1 - 80396DVD2 Genius Products (discs 1-2)
80971DVD3 Weinstein (disc 3)