Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
The Squirrel with the Dragon Tattoo Add to Cart
$52.96  & FREE Shipping. Details
Brand New Rarities Add to Cart
$52.97  & FREE Shipping. Details
Serenity-Now Add to Cart
$52.99  & FREE Shipping. Details
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Zulu (Twilight Time Limited Edition) (1964) [Blu-ray] (2014)

Michael Caine , Stanley Baker , Cy Endfield  |  PG |  Blu-ray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (556 customer reviews)

Price: $53.75 & FREE Shipping. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 3 left in stock.
Sold by Rob's Super Happy Fun Store and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Monday, Nov. 3? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
Zulu   -- --

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
Blu-ray 1-Disc Version $25.41  
  1-Disc Version $53.75  
DVD 1-Disc Version --  

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

Zulu (Twilight Time Limited Edition) (1964) [Blu-ray] + Zulu Dawn (Blu-ray / DVD Combo) + The Man Who Would Be King [Blu-ray Book]
Price for all three: $93.83

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product Details

  • Actors: Michael Caine, Stanley Baker
  • Directors: Cy Endfield
  • Format: Widescreen
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Twilight Time
  • Run Time: 138 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (556 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00HGGUPC4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #293,739 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

LANGUAGE: English
VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 2.35:1
AUDIO: English 2.0 DTS-HD MA / English 1.0 DTS-HD MA
SUBTITLES: English SDH
1964 / Color
138 MINUTES
NOT RATED
REGION FREE

Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Audio Commentary with Film Historians Lem Dobbs and Nick Redman / Original Theatrical Trailer


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
366 of 374 people found the following review helpful
Verified Purchase
Zulu is one of the greatest historical action movies ever made, and one of the great war movies. It is based on what historian Michael Glover terms "the most highly decorated battle in British history", the defence of Rorke's Drift during the Zulu War of 1879. Eleven of the defenders received Britain's highest award for military valor, the Victoria Cross--the rarely awarded counterpart of the US Medal of Honor. The movie is a landmark in the art of cinema for its extraordinary combination of location, cross-cultural engagement, a real story, good script, fine cast and great production team. This 1964 film never looks tired, despite my many years of rerunning it in 16mm, the Criterion laserdisc, later the Front Row Entertainment Inc. DVD, and then the Paramount DVD and Blu-ray discs. Anecdotally, military colleges have used Zulu to show the power of directed massed musketry, and leadership and teamwork in combat.

Zulu is the greatest achievement of the career of British actor Stanley Baker, who co-produced with US-born, formerly blacklisted director Cy Endfield. Nothing else in the genre really measures up, including Endfield's so-called "prequel", Zulu Dawn, or other epics based on British colonial wars, such as Khartoum. It was filmed on location in the grandeur of Natal, South Africa, with descendants of the Zulu warriors who took part in the original action portraying their forebears. The prominent Zulu politician and traditional chief, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, plays the Zulu leader, his distant relative Cetewayo.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
152 of 158 people found the following review helpful
Format:VHS Tape
In January, 1879, a column of British soldiers comprised primarily of the 24th Regiment of Foot, South Wales Borderers, was wiped out at the base of the mountain, Isandhlwana, in Natal, South Africa. A large contingent of 4,000 Zulu warriors then moved on to the undermanned expedition base at Rorke's Drift. This movie tells the incredible true story of the subsequent battle, and of the victory of the 90 some British soldiers, many of them sick, who held their post in the face of overwhelming odds. See Donald Morris' definitive book, _The Washing of the Spears_, against which this film account compares most favorably.
This neglected classic was filmed at a time when it was still just possible to associate the word "glory" with military victory-- without a sneer. The makers of the film avoid preaching and just let the battle tell the tale of the men of both sides. The British soldiers are not the "good guys" nor are the Zulus "bad guys," and the lone derogatory comment about the fighting ability of the Zulus is instantly rebuffed by a tough Boer cavalryman who says, "And just who do you think is coming to wipe out your little garrison, the Grenadier Guards?" This is a soldier's story about a soldier's fight.
Did the Welsh really sing "Men of Harlach" as they manned their mealie-bag barricades?
Did the Zulus really render a warrior's salute as they broke off the action on the second day of the battle?
It doesn't matter. The film is accurate in the historical basics that really count.
Beautifully filmed on location, with an outstanding, stirring score by John Barry, this film features solid but appropriately understated performances by Stanley Baker, Michael Caine, and Jack Hawkins.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
89 of 92 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Battle at Rorke's Drift, Natal, South Africa September 20, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
January 22-23 1879 will go down as one of the greatest and bravest days in British military history.
The battle at Rorke's Drift, or as the Zulus called it "Jim's Place" is magnificently portrayed in this 1964 epic filmed on location in Natal.
Michael Caine perfectly plays the part of Lieutenent Gonville Bromhead, a gentleman and professional soldier who along with Lieutenent John Chard of the Royal Engineers (played by Stanley Baker) masterminded the defence of the small missionary station at Rorke's Drift.
80 men of the South Wales Borderers 24th Regiment Of Foot defended the missionary station and it's 36 wounded men in the hospital against 4,000 zulu warriors.
The Natal scenery and costumes of both the British soldiers and Zulu warriors are a highlight.
The battle scenes were graphically ahead of it's time and the narration by Richard Burton (himself a welshman)certainly adds to the drama that would unfold.
One criticism is levelled at the characterization of Private Alfred Henry Hook, who in the movie is portrayed as a drunken malingerer. He was in fact a gentleman and small landowner who was a well regarded soldier. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery in evacuating the sick and wounded from the burning hospital.
Overall, as an avid historian on the Zulu War of 1879, I found this a compelling movie classic which has been watched over and over again by me and my 3 brothers( Tom, Chris and Sam)
James Hulston from Sydney, Australia
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category

Rob's Super Happy Fun Store Privacy Statement Rob's Super Happy Fun Store Shipping Information Rob's Super Happy Fun Store Returns & Exchanges