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Zulu [WS] [DVD] [1964]

  • SKU: 5428646
  • Release Date: 05/20/2003
  • Rating: NR
Filmed on a grand scale, Zulu is a rousing recreation of the January 22, 1879, siege of Rorke's Drift in Natal, Africa. An army of 4,000 Zulu warriors have already decimated a huge British garrison; now they are on their way to the much smaller Rorke's Drift. A Royal Engineers officer (Stanley Baker) is determined to stand his ground, despite having only a skeleton garrison at his command. His steamroller tactics are constantly at odds with those of a by-the-book lieutenant (Michael Caine), who feels that a retreat is called for, but it becomes clear that if the garrison is to survive, they'd better pay heed. Jack Hawkins and Ulla Jacobsson are also on hand as an idealistic missionary and his somewhat more pragmatic daughter. Richard Burton provides the narration for Zulu, closing the film with the observation that 11 of the 1,344 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856 were bestowed upon the survivors of Rorke's Drift. Zulu was followed in 1979 by a "prequel," Zulu Dawn.
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

    Special Features


    • Original theatrical trailer

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    Zulu
    Filmed on a grand scale, Zulu is a rousing recreation of the January 22, 1879, siege of Rorke's Drift in Natal, Africa. An army of 4,000 Zulu warriors have already decimated a huge British garrison; now they are on their way to the much smaller Rorke's Drift. A Royal Engineers officer (Stanley Baker) is determined to stand his ground, despite having only a skeleton garrison at his command. His steamroller tactics are constantly at odds with those of a by-the-book lieutenant (Michael Caine), who feels that a retreat is called for, but it becomes clear that if the garrison is to survive, they'd better pay heed. Jack Hawkins and Ulla Jacobsson are also on hand as an idealistic missionary and his somewhat more pragmatic daughter. Richard Burton provides the narration for Zulu, closing the film with the observation that 11 of the 1,344 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856 were bestowed upon the survivors of Rorke's Drift. Zulu was followed in 1979 by a "prequel," Zulu Dawn. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Stanley Baker
      Stanley Baker - Lt. John Chard
    • Jack Hawkins
      Jack Hawkins - Rev. Otto Witt
    • Ulla Jacobsson
      Ulla Jacobsson - Margareta Witt
    • James Booth
      James Booth - Pvt. Henry Hook
    • Michael Caine
      Michael Caine - Lt. Gonville Bromhead



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    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent movie!

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      HPGREAT
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      I've seen this before on tape and just started watching it. It is a great historical movie and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the whole movie. The color, sound and plot are great!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Whitewashed history

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      AValueForYourNickname
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      British colonialism of the Dark Continent at its darkest. As it is the victor who writes history, who know how accurate this is, but it still entertains.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Films for collecting

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      Terry
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      Shipment arrived on time in great condition.Film is well made version of a true incident.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic

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      Glenn
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      One of my all time favorites. It really sounds good on a stmos system.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Old movie

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      Kimura
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      Been looking for the movie finally found at best buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Classic

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      wickline
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      My husband has always wanted to add this film to his collection!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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