Dwarfing the mightiest! Towering over the greatest!
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item number:  KSDVD 192D
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DVD Features:

  • Full Length Feature Film (Fully Restored & Enhanced Digital Master)
  • Interactive Menus
  • Original Graphics
  • Chapters - Direct Scene Access
  • Biography
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 18 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: June 6, 2001
  • Originally Released: 1964
  • Label: TGG Direct
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Narrated by
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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 21


User Ratings: 30,168
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Students of such things in movies should appreciate this one, for it has all the standard ingredients of the heroic hold-the-fort film. Full Review
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Zulu is a fairly tough-minded and interesting account of a company of Welsh soldiers doing their bit for somebody else's Queen and Country in an alien land. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
Rating: 5/5 -- This is that rarity in films - an all-action, no-frills, straightforward re-creation of an heroic moment in history. Full Review
Sky Cinema
Jul 10, 2017
Rating: B+ -- A brilliantly made dramatisation of Rorke's Drift, and it does a fine job of capturing the spirit for which the battle is remembered. Full Review
Jul 10, 2017
Rating: 5/5 -- The movie is a revelation. Full Review
Radio Times
Jul 10, 2017
Joseph E. Levine makes an impressive debut in British film production with Zulu, a picture that allows ample scope for his flamboyant approach to showmanship. Full Review
Jan 2, 2009
It may not be truthful - but, my God, the result is thrilling. Full Review
Daily Telegraph (UK)
Jul 10, 2017

Description by OLDIES.com:

Spectacular battle scenes dominate this 19th Century true story about undermanned British soldiers defending their mission against the attacking hordes of Zulu warriors. On January 22, 1879, the garrison at Rorke's Drift, which was manned by less than 150 soldiers, discovers that they are about to be attacked by 4,000 Zulu warriors. With no reinforcements to count on, the soldiers must rely on their own wits to get them out alive. This wonderfully filmed battle epic is a must see for action enthusiasts.

Product Description:

Based on an actual historic event, this is the story of a group of British soldiers stationed in Africa who are forced to defend their tiny outpost against an attack by powerful Zulu warriors. They are outnumbered 40-1 but are still ready to fight to the finish. Michael Caine is outstanding in Cy Endfield's powerful drama. Narrated by Richard Burton.

Plot Synopsis:

Based on actual events, this film takes place in 1879 at Africa's Roarke's Drift, a military post occupied by 97 British soldiers. The Englishmen receive word that they are about to be besieged by 4,000 Zulu warriors armed with spears and even rifles. The soldiers stay and fight the warriors, desperately using everything they can find to withstand the onslaught.


Production Notes:

  • Filmed in Natal and completed at Twickenham Film Studios in England. Shot in Technicolor and Super Technorama 70.
  • Originally released on video by Charter Entertainment in 1986.
  • First British film production for American impressario Joseph E. Levine.
  • Copyright 1963 Diamond Films, Ltd.
  • First starring role for British actor Michael Caine, born Maurice Joseph Mickewhite March 14, 1933, in Bermondsey, England. Married in 1973 to Shakira Baksh, they have one daughter, Natasha. He has an elder, married daughter, Dominique, born 1956, to his first wife, Patricia Haynes.
  • Additional cast: Ivor Emmanuel (Private Owen), Glynn Edwards (Corporal Allen), Neil McCarthy (Private Thomas), David Kernan (Private Hitch), Peter Gill (Private G12 Williams), Tom Gerrard (Lance Corporal), Richard Davies (Private 593 Jones), Dafydd Havard (Gunner Howarth), Denys Graham (Private 716 Jones), Dickie Owen (Corporal Schiess), Larry Taylor (Hughes), Joe Powell (Sergeant Windridge), John Sullivan (Stephenson), Harvey Hall (Sick Man), Gert Van Den Bergh (Adendorf), Dennis Folbigge (Commissary Dalton), Kerry Jordan (Company Cook), Ronald Hill (Bugler), Chief Buthelezi (Cetewayo), Daniel Tshabalala (Jacob), Ephraim Mbhele (Red Garters), and Simon Sabela (Dance Leader).
  • Additional credits: Jennifer Thompson (assistant editor), Douglas Rankin (production consultant), and Rusty Coppleman (sound editor).

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  • UPC: 011891980012
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