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The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)

G  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  6 March 1970 (Ireland)
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The Spanish explorer Pizarro captures the Inca god-chief Atahualpa and promises to free him upon the delivery of a hoard of gold. But Pizarro finds himself torn between his desire for ... See full summary »

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Vasca
Alfredo Porras ...
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The Spanish explorer Pizarro captures the Inca god-chief Atahualpa and promises to free him upon the delivery of a hoard of gold. But Pizarro finds himself torn between his desire for conquest and his sense of honor after friendship and respect develops between captive and captor. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The birth of a hero. The death of an empire. The adventure of a lifetime.

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Az aranybirodalom bukása  »

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Actor Alexander Davion had his head shaved in a tonsure for the movie and, while filming in Spain, was repeatedly mistaken for a defrocked monk. See more »

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Francisco Pizarro: You'll have to furnish me with better argument before I give up Atahualpa!
Estete: Perverse man, what is Atahualpa to you?
Francisco Pizarro: Someone I promised life.
Estete: Promised life. How quaint. The sort of chivalrous idea that you pretend to despise. If you want to be an absolute king, my man, you have to learn how to act out of self-will! Break your word, just because you made it! 'Til then, you're nothing but a... a pig-man trying to copy his betters.
Valverde: My son, listen to me. No promise to a Pagan need bind a Christian. ...
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Will there EVER be a decent DVD available?
7 November 2003 | by (Port Townsend, WA) – See all my reviews

I'm very lucky: I actually got to view the Scimitar DVD before buying it, and I can't believe how truly awful the product! In my not-so-humble opinion, this is one of the best movies ever made. I know, I know -- pretty talky. But so are many of the best movies ever made. And how this company managed to turn the glorious film I once treasured on BETA format into this scratchy, garbled mess, I have no idea.

So back to my summary: Will anyone ever rescue this fine old film and offer it to us?

Probably not. And that is sad, considering the dreck offered almost on a daily basis.


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