The Wind and the Lion [DVD] [1975]

  • SKU: 6120743
  • Release Date: 01/06/2004
  • Rating: PG
John Milius directs the 1975 costume adventure The Wind and the Lion, released on DVD for the first time on Warner Home Video. Presented with a widescreen color transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound in English. Subtitles available in English, French, and Spanish. There are no special features, but this is a welcome DVD for an Academy Award-winning film.
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

Special Features

  • Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Commentary by writer/director John Milius
  • Vintage making-of featurette
  • Theatrical trailer


The Wind and the Lion
In the early 1900s, an American businessman was kidnapped by a rebellious Arab chieftain, principally as a means to embarrass the sultan of Morocco. This abduction sparked the threat of armed intervention by President Theodore Roosevelt, which was never carried out. In The Wind and the Lion, the unattractive male captive is replaced by the gorgeous female Mrs. Pedecaris, an American widow played by Candice Bergen. The ruthless but essentially decent Arab chief Raisuli is portrayed by Sean Connery, while Teddy Roosevelt is depicted as a jingoistic blowhard by Brian Keith. The film's main theme -- that of America's emergence as a world power -- is largely secondary to the growing mutual-respect relationship between Mrs. Pedecaris and Raisuli. After releasing his hostage, Raisuli is himself captured by German forces, who at the behest of the Kaiser are seeking out methods of laying the groundwork for what would evolve into World War I. Mrs. Pedecaris must then help Raisuli escape. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Sean Connery
    Sean Connery - Raisuli the Magnificent
  • Candice Bergen
    Candice Bergen - Eden Pedecaris
  • Brian Keith
    Brian Keith - Theodore Roosevelt
  • John Huston
    John Huston - John Hay
  • Geoffrey Lewis
    Geoffrey Lewis - Gummere

Overall customer rating

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



    Based on true events, an American (Candice Bergen) & her 2 children are kidnapped in 1904 Morocco by members of the Berber tribe (led by Sean Connery, probably the only actor in history who could get away with playing an Arab with a Scottish accent), touching off an international incident. The dialogue between Connery & Bergen is great, but the scene-stealer is Brian Keith, who is perfect casting as Teddy Roosevelt, whose 'big stick' policy settled the matter. John Huston is also wonderful as Roosevelt's aide.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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    I have always been a fan of both Sean and Candice. To the two in such a film was spot on. I am deeply drawn into the slowly progress of not only respect that they share but the spark that also begins to flame.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great movie in blu-ray

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Only negative is that the disc menu does not have Scene Selection. One has to step thru from the first chapter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great show

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I loved the film and SO glad you had it! I ordered it online and I trust Best Buy to give me prompt and exact service. Thank you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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