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Lion of the Desert [Blu-ray]
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"Lion of the Desert" opens in the year 1922 right after Benito Mussolini took control of the Italian government. As many historians know, Il Duce quickly decided one way to bolster his fascist dictatorship was to present it as a renewed Roman Empire. One of his first priorities as a conquering Augustus was to renew efforts to pacify the Bedouin tribes in the Italian colony of Libya. After ascertaining that the leader of the Bedouin resistance is a man named Omar Mukhtar, Mussolini handpicks one of his most ruthless and capable generals, Rodolfo Graziani, as the new governor of the colony. Graziani's mission is to go to Libya and smash these pesky desert nomads in any way he sees fit.Read more ›
An interesting footnote:at the time of it's initial release, Quinn was quoted as saying he thought it was his most accomplished performance to date(and I couldn't agree MORE)!
Though it may(to many Western film reviews such as Shannon)be considered a mere "footnote" in film history, this in NO WAY diminishes it's epic grandeur;retelling a story that is well worth your time to watch-no, EXPERIENCE! WELL WORTH checking out!
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The movie is a little long, but it is a great story line with a lot of strategy and decision making aspects, for those interested in that type of thing. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Well_CD
Depicts the eternal faults of one man's greed and desire to be forever self-serviant in order to achieve self-servitude! Read morePublished 9 days ago by robert joannides
Excellent depiction of the period in Italian History. The Uniforms were spot on! Stigers performance was superb!Published 10 days ago by Richard Roash
Quality actors with a great historical story line! Rod Steiger and others were incredible!Published 1 month ago by Carl