El Cid: 2 Disc Limited Collector's Edition

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El Cid: 2 Disc Limited Collector's Edition

Now available on DVD for the first time, this sweeping, Oscar-nominated epic is "one of the most spectacular mega-productions ever made" (Louis Black, The Austin Chronicle). Digitally remastered and loaded with revealing special features, El Cid stars Academy Award winners Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren in two of their legendary performances.

Anthony Mann masterfully directs this classic tale of the 11th-century hero (Heston) who fought to unite Spain. Known as history's "compassionate warrior," the film follows El Cid's remarkable journey from peace-broker accused of treason to the King's fighting champion, and later from exiled hero to legendary martyr.

Unequaled in scope, grandeur and adventure, El Cid is an essential part of any film lover's collection.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Dec 18 2007
  • Production Year 1961
  • Empire SKU 1382925
  • UPC Code 796019803991
  • Studio  Weinstein Company
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles Spanish


Feature Commentary with Bill Bronston (Son of Producer Samuel Bronston) and Neal M. Rosendorf (Historian & Biographer of Samuel Bronston)
Vintage Radio Interviews with Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren
Still Galleries
Hollywood Conquers Spain: The Making of El Cid
Samuel Bronston: The Epic Journey of a Dreamer
Behind the Camera: Anthony Mann and El Cid
Miklos Rozsa: Maestro of the Movies
Preserving our Legacy: Gerry Byrne on Film Preservation and Restoration
Trailer Gallery
An Introduction from Martin Scorsese
Reproduction of Original 1961 Souvenir Program
Reproduction of Original 1961 El Cid Comic Book
Six Color Production Stills


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Video
    Widescreen 2.20:1 Color (Anamorphic)

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