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Basil Dearden's sweeping period adventure film Khartoum comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. English and Spanish soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical aspect ratio. MGM/UA has done a solid job with this older title. The disc should please genre enthusiasts, as well as fans of the impressive cast (Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson).

Product Details

Release Date: 05/07/2002
UPC: 0027616875808
Original Release: 1966
Rating: NR
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 2:16:00

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer; English stereo surround; Spanish stereo surround; English, French & Spanish language subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charlton Heston Gen. Charles Gordon
Laurence Olivier The Mahdi
Richard Johnson Col. J.D.H. Stewart
Ralph Richardson Mr. Gladstone
Alexander Knox Sir Evelyn Baring
Johnny Sekka Khaleel
Michael Hordern Lord Granville
Zia Mohyeddin Zobeir Pasha
Marne Maitland Sheikh Osman
Nigel Green Gen. Wolseley
Douglas Wilmer Khalifa Abdullah
Edward Underdown Col. Hicks
Alec Mango Bordeini Bey
George Pastell Giriagis Bey
Peter Arne Maj. Kitchener
Alan Tilvern Awaan
Michael Anthony Herbin
Jerome Willis Frank Power
Leila The Dancer
Ralph Michael Sir Charles Dilke
Leo Genn Narrator
Richard Jordan Actor
Ronald Leigh-Hunt Lord Northbrook
Hugh Williams Lord Hartington

Technical Credits
Basil Dearden Director
Robert Ardrey Screenwriter
Julian Blaustein Producer
John Bodimeade Set Decoration/Design
Frank Cordell Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Pamela Cornell Set Decoration/Design
John Howell Art Director
John McCorry Costumes/Costume Designer
Fergus McDonell Editor
Richard Parker Special Effects
Edward Scaife Cinematographer
John Stoll Production Designer
Harry Waxman Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/Overture
2. Holy War in the Sudan
3. "The Expected One"
4. Who Can Explain War?
5. "Come Back Safe"
6. Aide or Spy?
7. "You Killed My Son!"
8. Hail the Proud Savior!
9. A Peace Offer Refused
10. Failure Is No Option
11. Opening the Floodgates
12. Divide & Conquer
13. "Conniving Politicians"
14. "The British Are Coming!"
15. No Chance, No Choice
16. Impossible Missions
17. Executing Proclamations
18. Giving False Messages
19. Threatening Miracles
20. Last Stand at Khartoum

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3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is one of my favorite movies of all time. Charlton Heston did a marvelous job portraying General Gordon. Lawrence Olivier and Ralph Richardson were excellent as well as was Richard Johnson. The battle scenes are extremely well done as well. Nevertheless there are some inaccuracies in the movie. First, General Gordon was a very high strung chain smoking individual- which Heston does not portray him as in the move. Second, General Gordon and the Mahdi never actually met face to face yet in the movie they do. Finally, I do not believe that the movie does an adequate job of portraying just how bad things were in Khartoum during the Mahdist seige of the city and how important Gordon's flotilla of river boats were in taking the battle to the beseigers. Nevertheless, I believe that this is still a great movie and I believe that it is Heston's finest role (I would put it ahead of his acting in Ben Hur and The Ten Commandments).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago