Land of the Pharaohs

Thousands of extras, magnificently detailed sets and vast desert vistas fill the screen and astonish the eye.
Land of the Pharaohs
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Format:  DVD-R
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DVD-R Details

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: April 30, 2013
  • Originally Released: 1955
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 9


User Ratings: 449
Rating: 5/10 -- No wars; no battles; one dinky sword fight. But much pageantry. Full Review
Movie Metropolis
Jun 19, 2007
Fairly awesome if you can get beyond the clunky dialogue. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jun 16, 2007
Rating: 2/4 -- Much of the picture concerned itself with the building of the pyramid, not an exceptionally exciting event to watch. Full Review
TV Guide
May 13, 2008
Intelligent epic mixes spectacle and social commentary. Full Review
Classic Film and Television
Aug 22, 2014
Rating: B -- Blockbuster epics are usually not this thoughtfully put together. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jan 11, 2008
A cracking script and a bittersweet ironic ending satisfy those wanting their drama on an epic scale. Full Review
Jun 16, 2007
William Faulkner shared in writing this better-than-average widescreen spectacle drama, with ancient Egypt as its locale. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Oct 16, 2019

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Director Howard Hawks, who worked brilliantly in practically every movie genre, shows his mastery of the large-scale epic with this gigantic production filmed on location in Egypt. Thousands of extras (9,787 in one scene alone!), magnificently detailed sets (including the pyramid's inner labyrinth, booby-trapped so no one can learn its secrets and live) and vast desert vistas fill the screen and astonish the eye. There are also human-scale stories. Of the Pharoah (Jack Hawkins) who orders the pyramid as his tomb, dooming untold numbers to unending toil. Of the architect (James Robertson Justice) designing it to earn his people's freedom. Of the slaves constructing it of blood and sinew. And of the beautiful queen (Joan Collins) whose greed leads to murder - and a stunning revenge!


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  • UPC: 883316732878
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