Samson and Delilah [DVD] [1949]

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  • Release Date: 03/12/2013
  • Rating: NR
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

Special Features


  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Samson and Delilah
Samson and Delilah is Cecil B. DeMille's characteristically expansive retelling of the events found in the Old Testament passages of Judges 13-16. Victor Mature plays Samson, the superstrong young Danite. Samson aspires to marry Philistine noblewoman Semadar (Angela Lansbury), but she is killed when her people attack Samson as a blood enemy. Seeking revenge, Semadar's younger sister Delilah (Hedy Lamarr) woos Samson in hopes of discovering the secret of his strength, thus enabling her to destroy him. When she learns that his source of his virility is his long hair, Delilah plies Samson with drink, then does gives him the Old Testament equivalent of a buzzcut while he snores away. She delivers the helpless Samson to the Philistines, ordering that he be put to work as a slave. Blinded and humiliated by his enemies, Samson is a sorry shell of his former self. Ultimately, Samson's hair grows back, thus setting the stage for the rousing climax wherein Samson literally brings down the house upon the wayward Philistines. Hedy Lamarr is pretty hopeless as Delilah, but Victor Mature is surprisingly good as Samson, even when mouthing such idiotic lines as "That's all right. It's only a young lion". Even better is George Sanders as The Saran of Gaza, who wisely opts to underplay his florid villainy. The spectacular climax to Samson and Delilah allows us to forget such dubious highlights as Samson's struggle with a distressing phony lion and the tedious cat-and-mouse romantic scenes. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Hedy Lamarr
    Hedy Lamarr - Delilah
  • Victor Mature
    Victor Mature - Samson
  • George Sanders
    George Sanders - The Saran of Gaza
  • Angela Lansbury
    Angela Lansbury - Semadar
  • Henry Wilcoxon
    Henry Wilcoxon - Ahtur



Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This long-awaited DVD epic was worth the wait!

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    MovieFanMan1
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    Fans of director Cecil B. DeMille will instantly recognize this film as one of his greatest Biblical epics. "Samson and Delilah" tells the famous story of how the Hebrew strongman Samson was betrayed by the sensuous Delilah, Remaining very faithful to the original Bible story, this film contains some of the most spectacular and moving scenes ever put on film. But here's the good news: after a delay of many years, this film is finally available on DVD. The improvement over the video tape version is amazing. The picture is crystal sharp, the sound is clearer and fuller, and the colors are amazingly vibrant. These technical improvements make the many action scenes even more enjoyable. (I played the DVD in my Blu-ray machine, and it looked even better.) Since it's not an actual Blu-ray (yet), the only drawback is that this DVD offers no special features. Nevertheless, seeing this film on DVD is such a great improvement over the old VHS version that it's like seeing this exciting epic for the very first time. Buy it and enjoy!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bible Story Classic

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    Amphotos
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    Though his people, the Israelites, are enslaved by the Philistines, Samson, strongest man of the tribe of Dan, falls in love with the Philistine Semadar, whom he wins by virtue of a contest of strength. But Semadar betrays him, and Samson engages in a fight with her real love, Ahtur, and his soldiers. Semadar is killed, and her sister Delilah, who had loved Samson in silence, now vows vengeance against him. She plans to seduce Samson into revealing the secret of his strength and then to betray him to the Philistine leader, the Saran. Victor MAture and Hedy Lamarr make this film exciting to watch!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is one of our favorite movies

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    baileegirl
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    This DVD movie brings back so many good memories. Very well made and acted and we never get tired of watching it. Our original copy was in bad shape - so when we found out it was available, we immediately bought it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best of DeMille

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    grega1962
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    "Samson and Delilah' was the top grossing move for 1950 for Paramount Pictures! It has been a long time coming to DVD. I'm hoping the restoration will be worth the wait. Enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Blu-Ray Great Film

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    HomeyJ
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    The wonderful classic Samson & Delilah is beautifully presented on a very reasonably priced blu-ray disc. Don't hesitate to pick this one up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    User friendly

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    dmdavis246
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    I was more impressed by how quickly I received my order. I already knew the product would be great

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dvd

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    molly123
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    Great movie, its like they say they don't make them like they use to

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Movie

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    tonybuy
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    One of my all time favorites. It was like they did a remake of this movie. Superb!!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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