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Zorba the Greek

Zorba the Greek
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DVD Features:

  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 22 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: August 3, 2004
  • Originally Released: 1964
  • Label: 20Th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Documentary: "Anthony Quinn: A Lust For Life"
    • Audio Commentary: Michael Cacoyannis - Director
    • Movietone News Footage

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , &
Performer: , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
Composition by
Art Direction by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"To be alive is to look for trouble -- only death is not."
  - Alexis Zorba (Anthony Quinn)

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1964 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (b&w)
Academy Awards 1964 - Best Supporting Actress: Lila Kedrova

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 9


User Ratings: 7,121
As a whole the picture doesn't come off, partly because Quinn completely overshadows Alan Bates. Partly, too, because so much is unexplained. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Jul 16, 2019
Rating: 79/100 -- The serious critique in Zorba attends the tragic elements in the story Full Review
Aug 20, 2011
Rating: B -- Despite Cacoyannis' plodding helming, and schematic contrast between the inhibited Brit and lusty Greek, the film is enjoyable due to Anthony Quinn's performance and Theodorakis' glorious music. Full Review
Jul 31, 2007
Rating: C+ -- Gained international acclaim for Anthony Quinn in a role many believe he was born to play and one that he's become best-remembered for. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Apr 23, 2006
Rating: 3/4 -- A pensive film about the need to find your own truth while living life to its fullest. Full Review
Cinema Sight
Aug 15, 2011
Zorba the Greek is a motion picture that is right in every way -- inspired acting, perfect direction, artful photography. Full Review
Cleveland Press
Nov 20, 2003

Product Description:

Basil, a young English writer of Greek ancestry, meets an older, free-spirited Greek peasant named Zorba (Anthony Quinn) on the island of Crete. While Zorba pursues a relationship with Madame Hortense, an aging French courtesan, the inhibited Basil summons up the courage to court a young widow. The young, unhappy Englishman finds himself learning valuable life lessons from Zorba, the earthy peasant who has a zeal for everything he does. Nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor (Quinn) and winner of three, including Best Supporting Actress (Lila Kedrova).


Production Notes:

  • Additional cast: Eleni Anousaki (Lola), Sotiris Moustakas (Mimithos), Takis Emmanuel (Manolakas), George Voyadjis (Pavlo), Anna Kyriakou (Soul).
  • A Rockley/Cacoyannis production.
  • This film also inspired a Broadway musical.
20th Century Fox / MGM DVD Clearance Sale

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 1,056
  • UPC: 024543115687
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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