Cult Camp Classics, Vol. 4 - Historical Epics

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"Nobody knew how a Pharaoh talked!" That's how producer/director Howard Hawks explained some of the sillier dialogue exchanges in the William Faulkner-Harry Kurnitz-Harold Jack Bloom script for Hawks' Land of the Pharaohs. Extravagantly produced with a cast of seeming millions actually there were some 10,000 extras, the film speculates on the circumstances surrounding the construction of the Great Pyramids of Egypt. Jack Hawkins plays the Pharaoh, who orders enslaved architect James Robertson Justice to build a ...
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Overview

"Nobody knew how a Pharaoh talked!" That's how producer/director Howard Hawks explained some of the sillier dialogue exchanges in the William Faulkner-Harry Kurnitz-Harold Jack Bloom script for Hawks' Land of the Pharaohs. Extravagantly produced with a cast of seeming millions actually there were some 10,000 extras, the film speculates on the circumstances surrounding the construction of the Great Pyramids of Egypt. Jack Hawkins plays the Pharaoh, who orders enslaved architect James Robertson Justice to build a magnificent, thief-proof tomb for him. At first, the people of Egypt willingly pitch in to construct the huge pyramid. But as the years roll by and the work shows no signs of abating, the Pharaoh begins relying upon forced labor from lands he has conquered. He also plunders the coffers of his neighboring countries. Cyprus can't pony up the necessary gold, so the country sends luscious Joan Collins complete with a jewel in her navel as a "present" for the Pharaoh. Fascinated by the spitfire Collins, the Pharaoh makes her his second wife. What he doesn't know is that Collins is just as much a predator as she would be in the TV series Dynasty. Hoping to gain all of the Pharaoh's kingdom and the riches therein, she stage-manages her husband's death. After the funeral procession, the Pharaoh is sealed in his tomb by a series of sand-operated weights, levers and pulleys this speculation as to how the Pyramids were closed is the most fascinating part of the film. Collins watches in barely controlled glee; she isn't yet privy to the Egyptian custom of entombing the Pharaoh's widow alive, along with her husband's body--but she soon will be.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/26/2007
  • UPC: 085391145240
  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Slip Sleeve
  • Language: English
  • Time: 5:44:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 34,013

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Land of the Pharaohs
1. Credits [1:37]
2. Triumphant Return [4:48]
3. Treasure - and More [4:31]
4. Ceremony of Burial [6:10]
5. Architect for a Secure Tomb [7:00]
6. Sands of Tomb [2:26]
7. Call to Work [2:53]
8. Construction [6:21]
9. Labor; Man Obsessed [3:23]
10. Nellifer, Princess of Cyprus [5:25]
11. Test of Strength [2:44]
12. Treasure Chamber [4:20]
13. Even a Queen May Be Lonely [2:10]
14. Dimming Sight, Lost Speech [3:43]
15. Inner Labyrinth [2:50]
16. Saving Pharaoh [3:34]
17. Senta's Reward [2:53]
18. Murder Plot [4:44]
19. Deadly Music [4:42]
20. Treachery [4:50]
21. Death of a Traitor [4:30]
22. Death of a Pharoah [3:24]
23. Vanished Treasure [3:39]
24. Hamar's Plan [3:39]
25. Funeral Procession [3:06]
26. Buried Alive [3:13]
27. Built to Last [1:15]
Disc #2 -- The Colossus of Rhodes
1. Rescue and Credits [3:57]
2. Dedicating Colossus [4:04]
3. Assassination Attempt [3:53]
4. Never be First [5:15]
5. Dalliance With Diala [6:18]
6. Secret Pact [4:38]
7. Stormed by Intruders [7:02]
8. Secret Desire [4:35]
9. Visit Over [3:07]
10. Falling Flames [6:07]
11. Torture Chamber [5:06]
12. Overthrow in the Making [:01]
13. Who the Bandits Are [5:46]
14. Insurrection [4:07]
15. Risking All For Peace [4:02]
16. Liaison With Diala [4:33]
17. Inside Colossus [8:41]
18. Shoulder Swordplay [3:27]
19. Ours to Conquer [2:27]
20. You are the Traitor [2:42]
21. Arena of Perils [3:05]
22. Bloody Power Play [6:02]
23. Clashes Inside Colossus [4:42]
24. Hot-Headed [5:28]
25. Earthquake [4:17]
26. Thar Thwarted [3:51]
27. Diala Undone [2:35]
28. Toppled by Nature's Fury [2:31]
29. City of and at Peace [3:50]
Disc #3 -- The Prodigal
1. Credits [1:26]
2. Runaway Slave [4:50]
3. Betrothed to Ruth [5:21]
4. Woman Most Desired [4:36]
5. No Longer My Son [3:35]
6. Farewells [3:41]
7. Perfect Companion [5:00]
8. New Damascus Arrival [4:47]
9. Bearded Infidel [3:58]
10. Samarra's Summons [3:01]
11. Her Price [4:59]
12. Nahreeb's Vow [4:11]
13. The Lack of Something [4:19]
14. Tempting Lips [2:43]
15. Sources of Money [3:01]
16. No Further Claim [5:39]
17. Human Sacrifices [5:08]
18. I Belong to All Men [3:39]
19. Blade's Mark [2:51]
20. Enslaved [3:30]
21. Death of a Slave [4:03]
22. Crueler Punishment [3:39]
23. Miracle; Escape Plan [3:21]
24. Vulture Attack [3:53]
25. So I Would Destroy You [4:48]
26. Uprising [3:07]
27. Nahreeb's End [2:47]
28. Fiery Plunge [1:33]
29. Prodigal Son [3:55]
30. Cast List [:48]
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Disc #1 -- Land of the Pharaohs
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   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Commentary by Peter Bogdanovich With Howard Hawks
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Français
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Disc #2 -- The Colossus of Rhodes
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   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Commentary by Christopher Frayling
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      English
      English (for the Hearing Impaired)
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Disc #3 -- The Prodigal
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   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Commentary by Dr. Drew Casper
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Français
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