Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 2 hours, 9 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 7, 2011
- 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
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
- DTS HD Master Audio - English
- Subtitles - French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
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."
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.
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...
Based On A Novel |
Big Battles |
Essential Cinema |
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- 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.