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    Unique ID Code: 0000010096
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    Added on: 2/11/2000 00:06
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    Zulu Dawn (UK)

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    A rip-roaring blood and thunder epic
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 113 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    This dramatic and true story recounts the breathtaking defeat of British forces at the hands of a 25,000 strong and relentlessly determined Zulu army in 1879.

    General Lord Chelmsford (brilliantly portrayed by Peter O`Toole) is the man responsible for the fatal decision to split up the troops based on faulty information provided by the fake Zulu prisoners. Colonel Durnford (Burt Lancaster) is the one armed hero who leads his men into battle with the Zulu forces that outnumber them sixteen to one.

    Sir Henry Bartle Frere (Sir John Mills) constructs the impossibly demanding ultimatum which ignites the Zulu chief to an unforgettable show of arms.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Moving Main Menu
    Scene Index
    Fact Files
    Period Prints
    Photo Gallery

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Mono English

    Directed By:
    Douglas Hickox

    Written By:

    Peter J. Elliott
    Ian Yule
    Phil Daniels
    Nicholas Clay
    Donald Pickering
    Paul Copley
    David Bradley
    Bob Hoskins
    Christopher Cazenove
    James Faulkner
    Peter Vaughan
    Denholm Elliott
    Simon Ward
    Burt Lancaster

    Soundtrack By:
    Elmer Bernstein

    Director of Photography:
    Ousama Rawi
    Peter MacDonald

    Malcolm Cooke

    Production Designer:
    John Rosewarne

    Visual Effects:
    Richard Richtsfeld

    Barrie Saint Clair
    Dieter Nobbe
    Nate Kohn
    James Faulkner

    Mosaic Entertainment

    Your Opinions and Comments

    2 / 10
    this dvd is rotten i made the mistake of buying this in a box set with the movie ashanti.this claims to be in widescreen its not the 2.35 it was shot in.and after the credits it soon becomes cropped .worse is picture quality in the closing scenes you cant see peter o`tooles face with tears running down his face.thec pictures gos all fuzzy like it needed a ariel to pick up a picture.dont buy this rotten pathetic dvd.the film i saw as a young boy at the walthamstow granada i liked it then i liked it now .i just thought mosaic ruined the movie with a poor print and lame widescreen claims.
    posted by flair on 14/11/2000 20:13
    2 / 10
    This film is a masterpiece, sadly the DVD like the VHS by Mosaic is not. Quite how they messed this up I don`t know. One of the last great epics by a British director is destroyed here. Cropped from it`s original 2.35:1 aspect ratio to 1.78:1, the whole feel of the film is destroyed, the battle sequences like the film have lost the epic feeling the filmmakers were aiming for. Mosaic should be prosecuted for such a shoddy presentation.
    posted by Derrick Howes on 31/12/2001 12:22