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The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)

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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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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6 March 1970 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Az aranybirodalom bukása  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Christopher Plummer had played Pizarro in the 1965 Broadway run of the play; he was asked by Robert Shaw to sign on to the film as Atahualpa. Plummer drew inspiration for his own performance from David Carradine's stage depiction of the Inca. See more »

Quotes

Valverde: Tell me, how can the Sun have a child?
Manco: How could your god have a child, since you say he has no body?
Valverde: He is a spirit inside us.
Villac Umu: Your god is inside you? How can this be?
Atahualpa: They eat him. First he become a biscuit, and then they eat him.
Villac Umu: We have seen this! At praying, you say, this is the body of our god.
Atahualpa: And then they drink his blood! Is very bad. Here in my empire, we not eat men.
Valverde: You are being deliberately stupid!
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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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