The Resource El Cid, a Samuel Bronston production in association with Dear Films Productions ; written by Fredric M. Frank and Philip Yordan ; directed by Anthony Mann, (DVD)

El Cid, a Samuel Bronston production in association with Dear Films Productions ; written by Fredric M. Frank and Philip Yordan ; directed by Anthony Mann, (DVD)

Label
El Cid
Title
El Cid
Statement of responsibility
a Samuel Bronston production in association with Dear Films Productions ; written by Fredric M. Frank and Philip Yordan ; directed by Anthony Mann
Title variation
Cid
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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, freed 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 between his three children. Sancho challenges the decision and imprisons Alfonso, who is released by El Cid. Then Sancho is assassnated 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 he 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
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music, Miklos Rozsa
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
English dialogue, Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PerformerNote
Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Genevieve Page, John Fraser, Gary Raymond, Hurd Hatfield, Massimo Serato, Herbert Lom
Runtime
183
Series statement
The Miriam collection
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
El Cid, a Samuel Bronston production in association with Dear Films Productions ; written by Fredric M. Frank and Philip Yordan ; directed by Anthony Mann, (DVD)
Label
El Cid, a Samuel Bronston production in association with Dear Films Productions ; written by Fredric M. Frank and Philip Yordan ; directed by Anthony Mann, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1961
  • 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
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Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
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Edition
Two-disc deluxe ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (DVD) (183 min.)
Isbn
9781594447358
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
SALSMW
Other control number
796019803960
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
80396
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (letterbox, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Terms governing use
These DVDs are copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.
Video recording format
DVD

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