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El Cid

7 years, 10 months ago at Jan 30 6:34
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El Cid is probably the most unique of the Old Hollywood Epics. Or, should I say EPICS. They truly don’t make movies like this anymore, except for maybe The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Nothing comes as close to the sweeping and grandiose nature of these old films. But what makes El Cid so unique? It seems more intelligent, more concerned with the larger moral canvass on display. This is not a Bibl... read more

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2 years ago at Dec 2 23:10
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To be honest, I wasn't exactly dying to watch this movie but one of my colleagues actually gave me this DVD so I thought I might as well check it out. Well, eventually, even though it was a decent watch, I can’t say I was really blown away by the whole thing. Sure, it was a well made and fairly spectacular epic medieval tale but, in my opinion, it was just really too slow for my taste. I mean, I... read more
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Description: Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain. Written by Stewart M. Clamen ... (more)
Release date: 14 December 1961
UPC: 786936147810
Tags: Epic (6), Drama (4), Action (4), Independent Film (3), 1961 (3), Biography (3), Spain (3), War (3), Spanish (3), Spanish History (2), 11th Century (2), Calahorra Spain (2), King (2), Horse Riding (2), Blockbuster (2), Incest (2), History (2), Moor (2), Siege (2), Character Name In Title (2)
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