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1492: Conquest of Paradise [DVD] [1992]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 3)

    Special Features


    • Audio commentary by film historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson
    • Deleted scenes
    • Trailer gallery

    Synopsis


    1492: Conquest of Paradise
    This, the second of 1992's 500th anniversary Christopher Columbus films (the first being Warner Bros. Christopher Columbus: The Discovery), adheres to the historical facts of Columbus's (Gerard Depardieu) possessed quest to discover the New World, and his solicitation of Queen Isabella (Sigourney Weaver) to gain the necessary funding. Despite travelogue-quality footage replete with beautiful scenery of Caribbean islands and a massive cast, this film tends to plod along with too predictable a plot and a mis-cast Columbus. Depardieu -- a very capable French actor speaking English and playing an Italian -- becomes perhaps the movie's bright spot (even if at his own expense) as he laughably struggles with line after line. Michael Wincott puts forth a worthy performance as a nasty Spanish nobleman whose mistreatment of the natives results in an open rebellion. ~ Phillip Erlewine, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Armand Assante
      Armand Assante - Sanchez
    • Sigourney Weaver
      Sigourney Weaver - Isabella of Spain
    • Loren Dean
      Loren Dean - Older Fernando
    • Michael Wincott
      Michael Wincott - De Moxica
    • Ángela Molina
      Ángela Molina - Beatrix



    Customer rating

    Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    67%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Pretty good...

      Posted
      7BHawks7
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      Strong cast, Gerard Depardieu, Armand Assante, Sigorney Weaver, others in minor roles fill out the cast. Story line the standard, story line a few nice twists, which may or may not be historically accurate, but entertaining.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Decent Flick

      Posted
      GHETTOxPUFFS
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      The film itself was a decent watch, some parts being overdrawn.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Lost Ridley Scott Film Always Good Looking

      Posted
      Picard101
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      Missing piece of Ridley Scott's work.Commentary A1

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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