Zulu Dawn (Blu-ray + DVD)
The sun dawned bloodied...two great armies met face to face...and the earth trembled to the sound of
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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 12, 2013
- Originally Released: 1979
- Label: Severin
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: The history of the Zulu wars: exclusive new featurette with "Zulu Rising" author Ian Knight
- Recreating the war: exclusive new interview with historical advisor Midge Carter
- A visit to the battlefield: exclusive new featurette where Ian Knightv visits the location of the infamous battle of Isandhlwana
- Theatrical trailer
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
- DTS - English
- DTS HD Master Audio - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Burt Lancaster & Peter O'Toole|
|Performer:||John Mills, Simon Ward, Bob Hoskins, Denholm Elliott, Anna Calder, Nigel Davenport & Christopher Cazenove|
|Directed by||Douglas Hickox|
|Edited by||Malcolm Cooke|
|Screenwriting by||Cy Endfield|
|Composition by||Elmer Bernstein|
|Cinematography by||Ousama Rawi|
|Art Direction by||John Rosewarne|
|Produced by||Nate Kohn|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Let us hope, gentlemen, that this will be in the Final Solution (sic) to the Zulu problem."
- Sir Henry Bartle Frere (JOHN MILLS)
Rating: 3.5/5 -- Seen today, it's not only a startling indictment of British imperialism, but it seems a remarkably forward-thinking work. Full Review
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Rating: 3.5/5 -- A simple two-act story: Prelude to war, and the war. The former is concerned with a lot of British derring-do and priggish behavior. The latter consists of battle scenes with a lot of kinetic energy but not as much emotional punch as they should have. Full Review
Rating: B+ -- A rousing visual spectacle that's a prequel of the Cy Endfield directed Zulu (1964). Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
...The action sequences are superbly handled....[The] technical credits are faultless....Bernstein's music is also evocative...
...[A] sweeping battle film...
New York Times
ZULU DAWN depicts the bloody Battle of Isandhlwana, in which 30,000 Zulu warriors wiped out nearly 1,500 British troops stationed in Natal. The film focuses most sharply on the preparations for battle and the political situation in the region at that time. Taking Zulu chief Cetshwayo's defiant stance on tribal customs as a declaration of war, General Lord Chelmsford sends in hundreds of British troops in order to squash the spear-carrying Africans with superior fire power. The sheer number of Zulus, however, overwhelms the British infantry.
Dramatic and true story recounting the breathtaking defeat of British forces at the hands of a 25,000 strong and relentlessly determined Zulu Army.
- A Lamitas Presentation of a Samarkand Production.
- Shot in Panavision. Color by Technicolor.
- The film was released theatrically in USA at 98 minutes. It opened in New York City in July, 1982.
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