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Title El Cid [(DVD) videorecording] / written by Fredric M. Frank and Philip Yordan ; produced by Samuel Bronston ; directed by Anthony Mann ; a Samuel Bronston production in association with Dear Film Production.

Edition Two-disc deluxe edition.
Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : Weinstein Company, [2008]
Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by Genius Products.
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 Naper Blvd. Adult DVD Fiction  F CID    AVAILABLE
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Description 2 videodiscs (183 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Miriam collection.
System Details DVD, NTSC; region 1, widescreen (letterbox, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language English dialogue, with optional Spanish subtitles or English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Cast Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Genevieve Page, John Fraser, Gary Raymond, Hurd Hatfield, Massimo Serato, Herbert Lom.
Credits Music, Miklós Rózsa ; director of photography, Robert Krasker ; editor, Robert Lawrence.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1961.
First half of film plays on 1st disc, film is continued on 2nd disc.
Special features: Disc 1: Feature commentary with Bill Bronston 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; Miklós Rózsa: maestro of the movies; preserving our legacy: Gerry Byrne on film preservation and restoration; trailer gallery.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Terms Of Use These DVDs are copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.
Summary Eleventh-century Spain is divided into Christian kingdoms and Moorish strongholds. The young Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, who has been dubbed El Cid by his followers, vows to see his country at peace, free from the invader. Showing clemency to some emirs, he faces treason charges at court. His accuser, Gomez, father of his fiancee, Chimene, dies in the resulting duel. Chimene's avowed vengeance plot fails and Rodrigo is given her hand. When King Ferdinand dies, his kingdom is divided among his three children. Sancho challenges the decision and imprisons Alfonso, who is released by El Cid. Then Sancho is assassinated by an African war-lord. Alfonso now claims that throne, too, and exiles El Cid. Chimene realizes the nobility of her husband and joins him. The years pass and El Cid becomes a revered warrior, but refuses to aid Alfonso. He lays siege to Valencia, catapulting food into its starving garrison. The Valencians kill their evil ruler and offer the crown to El Cid. He sends it to Alfonso, who rushes to his side. But El Cid has been hit by a stray arrow. Attended by Chimene, he hides the wound from his men and prepares a final bid to drive the Moors from Spain.
Contents Disc 1. El Cid [pt. 1] ; special features -- disc. 2. El Cid [pt. 2] ; special features.
Audience Not rated.
Awards Golden Globes, USA, 1962: Special Merit Award (Samuel Bronston)
Subject Cid, approximately 1043-1099 -- Drama.
Spain -- History -- 711-1516 -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Spain -- Politics and government -- To 1479 -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
War wounds -- Spain -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Muslims -- Spain -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films.
Epic films.
Historical films.
Action and adventure films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Bronston, Samuel, producer.
Frank, Fredric M. (Fredric Maurice), 1911-1977, screenwriter.
Yordan, Philip, screenwriter.
Mann, Anthony, 1906-1967, director.
Heston, Charlton, actor.
Loren, Sophia, 1934- actor.
Vallone, Raf, actor.
Page, Geneviève, actor.
Fraser, John, 1931- actor.
Raymond, Gary, actor.
Hatfield, Hurd, 1918-1998, actor.
Serato, Massimo, 1916-1989, actor.
Lom, Herbert, actor.
Samuel Bronston Productions, Inc.
Dear film produzione.
Weinstein Company.
Genius Products, Inc.
ISBN 1594447357
Standard No. 796019803960
Music No. 80396 Weinstein Company
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