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‘Khartoum’ (Eureka Classics) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition – December 2018

The kind of lavish, rousing historical adventure spectacle that doesn’t seem to exist anymore, Khartoum is a majestic, star-studded, BAFTA and Oscar-nominated epic that finds director Basil Deardon ( Victim) delivering a feast for the eyes, as well as a pointed study of English colonialism, religious fanaticism, and the nature of heroism and sacrifice. In 1880s Sudan, thousands of British-led Egyptian troops are massacred by the forces of Arab fanatic Muhammad Ahmad (Sir Laurence Olivier), who believes he is the Mahdi, and nothing less than Mohammed’s chosen warrior in battling against Anglo-Egyptian rule. Legendary Major General Charles George Gordon (Charlton Heston) is sent by Prime Minister William Gladstone (Ralph Richardson) to save the city of Khartoum from the Mahdi, but given only one aide (Richard Johnson), limited support from the British government that sent him there, and a fearless opponent determined to create a new empire, Gordon sees that further bloodshed is imminent. 

 

The majestic, star-studded, BAFTA and Oscar-nominated epic starring Charlton Heston and Sir Laurence Olivier

 

With impressive battle sequences given greater weight by philosophical and moral debates about the righteousness of military action, Khartoum is a widescreen extravaganza and was the final film to be shot using Ultra Panavision 70 (and screened theatrically in Cinerama) until Quentin Tarantino s The Hateful Eight in 2015.

DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 1080p presentation (on Blu-ray) from a gorgeous high-definition transfer
  • Presented in the film s correct aspect ratio of 2.76:1
  • LPCM 2.0 Audio
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary with Film Historians Lem Dobbs, Julie Kirgo, and Nick Redman
  • Exclusive new video interview with film historian Sheldon Hall
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: A collector s booklet featuring a new essay by Phil Hoad, alongside a selection of rare archival imagery

DETAILS:

 

Label: Eureka!

 

Title| KHARTOUM (Eureka Classics) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition

Starring| CHARLTON HESTON | SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER | RICHARD JOHNSON | RALPH RICHARDSON

 

Director| BASIL DEARDEN

 

Dual Format Cat. No.| EKA70317

Dual Format Barcode| 5060000703177

Dual Format RRP| £15.99

 

Release Date| 3 December 2018

Certificate| PG

Run Time| 135 minutes

OAR| 2.76:1 OAR

Picture| Colour

Genre| Adventure / Action / Drama

Year| 1966

Country| UK

Language| ENGLISH

Subtitles| ENGLISH SDH (Optional)

 

 

Khartoum is released on

lu-ray & DVD December 3, 2018!

ORDER NOW!

 

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Gerard Iribe is a writer/reviewer for Why So Blu?. He has also reviewed for other sites like DVD Talk, Project-Blu, and CHUD, but Why So Blu? is where the heart is. You can follow his incoherency on Twitter: @giribe

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