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Zulu (DVD)

Narrated by Richard Burton and starring an outstanding Michael Caine in his first starring role, ZULU is a tense and dramatic war film about the Battl...

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“FIRE AT WILL!”

published 01/08/2015

ProGood story, Good acting, great set pieces

ConsNot totally accurate

On the 22nd January 1879 after the crushing the defeat of the British forces by the Zulu army at the Battle of Isandlwana a small contingent of British soldiers is left to defend the nearby mission station of Rorke's Drift. Just over 150 British and colonial troops faced more than 4,000 Zulu...

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ProTrue story, gripping, empathetic, violence moderat...

ConsLiberties taken with characters, won't appeal to a...

# # # # # # # # # # FILM ONLY REVIEW # # # # # # # # # # Introduction/plot On 22nd January 1879, the British army sustained one of its greatest defeats, one that shocked the whole nation. Seemingly invincible, and having crushed the powerful African kingdoms of Ethiopia in 1868 and Ashanti in...

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“Doo You See A Zulu?”

published 12/11/2008

ProCaptivating, one of the best films ever made.

ConsNone whatsoever.

Zulu has to be one of my favourite films of all time. It was released in 1964 through Paramount Pictures by Diamond Films - a company set up by the well established actor Stanley Baker, who was looking to move more into the directing field. The film was directed by Cy Endfield, and co-produced by...

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Excellent

ProTrue story.

ConsMichael Caine

I'm reviewing the Movie ZULU. It is in DVD format and is available on amazon for £1.75p new +£1.26 P&P....or used from 1p + £1.26p P&P. DVD released in 2002. It is 133 mins long and stars, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth, Michael Caine. ***WHY I BOUGHT THIS *** I'd seen...

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“The Battle For Rorke's Drift”

published 14/01/2013

ProStunning from start to finish

ConsVery few

Zulu "Zulu" is a 1964 film that was written by John Prebble & Cy Endfield and directed by Cy Endfield, who has also sat in the big chair for "Universal Soldier" (1979), "Mysterious Island" (1961) and "De Sade" (1969) amongst others. Warning: Spoilers will likely be given during this review...

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Excellent

ProVery well made and acted.

ConsA lot of killing.

If you are going to watch this film then make sure that you are sitting comfortably for at 138 minutes this is a very long movie. The film is a dramatisation of a true event that happened in January of 1879 in South Africa. The film depicts a battle between the Zulu warriors and a garrison of the...

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“Cos we're 'ere lad”

published 16/05/2001

ProVery Good Script, Very Good Acting

ConsSome of the details aren't historically accurate

In a recent discussion about films with some friends I said that this probably my favourite of all time. A friend of mine said in some surprise 'You can't like Zulu, you're a Liberal Democrat!' And it's true that Zulu is about imperialism and slaughtering the natives but it's also about the true...

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“The Thin Red Line”

published 19/12/2000

ProOnly to the survivors

ConsTo the Zulus

Ah! The British at war, complete with the stiff upper lip and class ridden officers. We get the classic scene where two officers meet for the first time and with Zulus about to wipe them from the face of the earth they stand arguing about who has seniority and thus will take charge of the...

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“British History”

published 15/04/2001

ProSee Opinion

ConsSee Opinion

This film in my opinion captures the essence of the experience of the common soldier in an action to which his training and character are put to the ultimate test. If you cannot save enough pennies to visit Rourkes Drift, then go to a glen, or canon near where you live - where you are surrounded...

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“Thundering feet”

published 21/02/2003

ProGreat family viewing

ConsNone really

Zulu is a real classic film. It is exciting, fast moving, and, without all those modern day effects it still has a fabulous atmosphere. The sound of the Zulu army approaching is what attracts me most to the film. The rhythmic drumming gets louder and louder and it is caused by the soles of the...

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Excellent

ProGood action movie

Consmay seem a bit dated on effects

Zulu in my opinion has to go down as one of the best movies ever made. Some may say the true makings of Michael Caine who plays a typical English officer by the name of Bromhead, his command is a small outpost at Rorke's Drift, South Africa, in charge of the 24th Regiment of Foot in the year of...

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“sing up”

published 03/11/2001

Progood combat sequences, lots of character,talk sequ...

Consold film, characters old now.

This was a very exciting epic adventure about a few hundred soldiers against thousands of zulu warriors. The zulus had guns aswell as spears,one of the best seens was when they did the bull formation and kept flicking there shields, at the british soldiers. They were given the job of defending...

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“Clockwork Orange”

published 27/07/2001

ProHighly memorable, well made film

Consnot the most moralistic film made

A work of raddled genius, Stanley Kubrick's hugely controversial 1971 film has lost none of its power to shock. It tells the story of Alex, a 15 year old who rampages his way through a dystopian future, fuelled by a love of ultra-violence, hallucinogenic milk, and Beethoven's Ninth. When he is...

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“A Fine Rousing War Film”

published 30/05/2003

Progreat script, superb acting

Consnone, see review

This film is a rousing renactment of a war that takes place January 22, 1879 at Rorke's Drift, Natal, Africa. An army of Zulu warriors destroyed a huge British garrison and heads toward the smaller Rorke's Drift. A minister warns unless they abandon the post, all will die. Naturally, the soldiers...

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“Zulu”

published 03/08/2007

ProGreat battle scenes

Consfew but old fashioned outlook.

This is an amazing film and anyone who enjoys intense action or battle orientated films should buy this DVD. This classic film is an excellent portrayal of the battle where 100 redcoats stood against a force of 4000 Zulus in the Zulu wars of the 1870s. The battle scenes are inredible. With...

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Narrated by Richard Burton and starring an outstanding Michael Caine in his first starring role, ZULU is a tense and dramatic war film about the Battle of Rorke's Drift in 1879--which was part of the Anglo-Zulu War in South Africa--where approximately 150 British soldiers held off 4,000 Zulu warriors. ZULU is an exceptionally well-made and beautifully shot film from 1964 that demonstrates the bravery of the British troops and also acknowledges the Zulu's bravery. The emotional score of the film was conducted by John Barry. Eleven Victoria Crosses were won in the action, the most in a single battle. Most of the characters in the movie were based on real participants of the battle.

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