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Legendary filmmaker Ken Russell (The Lair of the White Worm, The Devils) directed this flamboyant film fantasia based on the life and untimely death of silent screen legend and most renowned lover, Rudolph Valentino, wonderfully played by the world s most celebrated dancer, Rudolf Nureyev (Nureyev s Don Quixote). Featuring Stunning Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky (Eastern Promises), gorgeous set designs and art direction by Philip Harrison (Mississippi Burning) and beautiful costumes by designer Shirley Russell (Reds). The Stellar cast includes Leslie Caron (Gigi), Michelle Phillips (Dillinger), Carol Kane (Hester Street), Felicity Kendal (Shakespeare-Wallah), Seymour Cassel (Minnie and Moskowitz), Linda Thorson (Tara King of the classic TV show, The Avengers) and Peter Vaughan (Straw Dogs).
Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas | "Trailers From Hell" with Bernard Rose | Animated Montage of Behind-the-Scenes Images | Orson Welles Remembers Rudolph Valentino | Trailer For Valentino's Classic "Blood and Sand" | Footage of Valentino's Funeral Procession | Trailer Gallery
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Kenn Russell was one of the few directors who could rival Kubrick for his cinematic acuity. While he may have tossed off a few dogs (Lisztomania and Tommy), he knew how to tell a story.
And now a WARNING: on the back of the box is printed the following: "This disc is expected to play back in DVD Video "play only" devices, and may not play back in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives". Yeah, really -- This is some kind of cut rate disc manufacturing process, so mine failed quickly. Be smart and, if you can, back it up immediately. Thanks for nothing MGM