Tag: Omar Sharif

Much Khan: Genghis Khan (1965) + The Conqueror (1956)

Much Khan: Genghis Khan (1965) + The Conqueror (1956)

October 5, 2018 | By

Yes, it’s finally time to compare the legendary conqueror as portrayed by Omar Sharif in GENGHIS KHAN (1965) on Blu via Twilight Time + John Wayne in THE CONQUEROR (1956) on DVD via KOCH Media.

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BR: Genghis Khan (1965)

BR: Genghis Khan (1965)

October 5, 2018 | By

The 1960s was the decade where epics bloomed, ballooned, and died as superproductions were cranked out by studios and maverick indie producers, and Genghis Khan was designed to ride the wave furthered by Samuel Bronston…

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BR: Night of the Generals, The (1967)

BR: Night of the Generals, The (1967)

July 21, 2015 | By

After the massive international success of Lawrence of Arabia (1962), producer Sam Spiegel took a little longer to find the right material for his next project, and while it took 4 years for the next wave of films to materialize, his next trio of productions – The Chase (1966), The Night of the Generals (1967), and The Happening (1967) – were a mixed bag…

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Lalo Schifrin’s Che!

Lalo Schifrin’s Che!

December 15, 2014 | By

Lalo Schifrin is showcased in this amalgam of reviews featuring Twilight Time’s new Blu-ray of Che! (1969), the soundtrack CD (Aleph Records) + the composer in an episode of Jazz Casual (Rhino) and the 2001 concert doc Movie Music Man: A Portrait of Lalo Schifrin (Image / Kultur).

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BR: Che! (1969)

BR: Che! (1969)

December 15, 2014 | By

Produced two years after the death of Argentine-born rebel Che Guevara, Richard Fleischer’s film is infamous for being a grand piece of cinematic kitsch, starring Omar Sharif as the eponymous anti-hero whose face became a brand on T-shirts, sheets, posters, and buttons for decades, and Jack Palance as a cigar-chomping Fidel Castro who led his band of rag-tag rebels into Havana after 2 years of guerilla warfare in the rural areas of Cuba…

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