DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • 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
  • Filmographies
  • 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

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.

Actors:
  Charlton Heston
  Sophia Loren
  Herbert Lom
  Hurd Hatfield
  Gary Raymond
  Genevieve Page
  Raf Vallone
  Massimo Serato
  John Fraser

Writers:
  Philip Yordan
  Fredric M. Frank

Producers:
  Samuel Bronston

Directors:
  Anthony Mann