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Zulu Dawn [Blu-ray] [1979]

  • SKU: 20856845
  • Release Date: 03/12/2013
  • Rating: PG

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    Zulu Dawn (Blu-ray) (English) 1979
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

    Special Features

    • The history of the Zulu wars: exclusive new featurette with "Zulu Rising" author Ian Knight
    • Recreating the war: exclusive new interview with historical advisor Midge Carter
    • A visit to the battlefield: exclusive new featurette where Ian Knightv visits the location of the infamous battle of Isandhlwana
    • Theatrical trailer


    Zulu Dawn
    This film depicts the events prior to the devastating conflict that occurred in 1879 when British soldiers were held siege by thousands of Zulu warriors. Fifteen hundred soldiers were killed in the epic battle. This film portrays the tensions existing between the tribal factions and the British invaders. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Burt Lancaster
      Burt Lancaster - Col. Anthony Durnford
    • Peter O'Toole
      Peter O'Toole - Lord Chelmsford
    • Simon Ward
      Simon Ward - William Vereker
    • John Mills
      John Mills - Sir Henry Bartle Frere
    • Nigel Davenport
      Nigel Davenport - Col. Hamilton-Brown

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    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Historically Film of the Battle

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      On the surface of things the English way of war is much to genteel. Their commanding General Lord Chelmsford totally under-estimated the Generalship and tenacity of the Zulu Nation and split-up his forces into three elements and due to time/distance factors they could not reinforce in a timely fashion. The Director took measures to insure that the weapons, uniforms and the tactics of the time were correct, and covered in an historically correct fashion the" march-in" to the chosen ground for the battle to come for the Calvary, Infantry, and Supply Train. Great acting by the entire cast to include 3000 Zulu “extras.”

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good, but not perfect!

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      The video is good, but as is common with older titles not as sharp or consistent as new titles. Likewise the audio has its moments of sub-par clarity. Some of the heavy accented dialog maybe tough going, there are no sub-titles to help out either. However this is a beautifully photographed action movie of British Colonial history. It is a prequel to the 1964 "Zulu". Well worth watching.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great prequel


      To anyone who is a fan of Zulu, this is a great prequel. It is well acted and great cinematography. I love this period in history, when empires fell and native "savages" formed a mighty army. Victorian England was forever doomed to repeat it's history of colonization attempts. This is a must see for any fans of Burt Lancaster or Peter O'Toole. God save the Queen and her mighty colors!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This is a "you are there" type of movie. The acting is excellent and you are engrossed in the action. If you have never seen it, it clearly is a "must have" addition for your collection! It's all that!

      I would recommend this to a friend

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