The Man Who Would Be King

Starring: Sean Connery Director: John Huston  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
Rudyard Kipling's epic of splendor, spectacle and high adventure at the top of a legendary world.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 9 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1975
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Vintage Featurette Call It Magic: The Making of The Man Who Would Be King
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  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox
  • Audio:
    • English
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:

Los Angeles Times - 04/09/1998
"...Wide-screen action and adventure don't get much more satisfying than this..."
Wall Street Journal - 01/15/2010
"Christopher Plummer is Rudyard Kipling in John Huston's peerless version of the classic Kipling story."

Product Description:

Two engaging soldiers of fortune ply their less than respectable trade in 19th century India. They contrive and carry out a daring plan to become rulers of the isolated land of Kafiristan. Based on the 1889 short story by Rudyard Kipling. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best (Adapted) Screenplay.

Plot Synopsis:

Based on the classic story by Anglo-Indian novelist Rudyard Kipling, two British adventurers, former soldiers in Her Majesty's Service, give up the drudgery of eking out a living, legal and illegal, in poverty Raj-ruled India, and set out for the isolated, desolate land of Kafiristan to become heroes or, perhaps, even kings...

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Adventure | Based On A Novel | Big Battles | Buddies | Epic | Essential Cinema | Recommended | Scams And Cons | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Color by Technicolor; shot in Panavision on location in Morocco, Grand Montée, Chamonix, France and Pinewood Studios, London, England.
  • Shown at the Teheran Film Festival November 27, 1975.
  • The newspaper that Kipling edited was called "The Northern Star."
  • Additional cast: Mohammad Shamsi (Babu), Karroom Ben Bouih (Kafu Selim), Albert Moses (Ghulam), Paul Antrim (Mulvaney), Graham Acres (Officer) and The Blue Dancers of Goulamine (The Dancers).
  • Additional credits: Pat McDermott (hairdresser), Eunice Beharrell (assistant editor), Eric Van Harem-Noman (camera operator), Angela Allen (continuity), Les Hodgson (sound editor), Royal Service Company (production services).
  • A Persky-Bright/Devon Feature. Copyright 1975 Devon Company.

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  • Sales Rank: 6,758
  • UPC: 883929151653
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