The Wind and the LionDirector: John Milius
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John Milius directs the 1975 costume adventure The Wind and the Lion, released on DVD for the first time on Warner Home Video. Presented with a widescreen color transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound in English. Subtitles available in English, French, and Spanish. There are no special features, but this is a welcome DVD for an Academy Award-winning film.
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
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Cast & Crew
|Sean Connery||Raisuli the Magnificent|
|Candice Bergen||Eden Pedecaris|
|Brian Keith||Theodore Roosevelt|
|John Huston||John Hay|
|Steve Kanaly||Capt. Jerome|
|Vladek Sheybal||The Bashaw of Tangier|
|Roy Jenson||Admiral Chadwick|
|Polly Gottesman||Jennifer Pedecaris|
|Jack Cooley||Roosevelt Child|
|Charlie Bravo||Decapitated Arab|
|Anita Colby||Station Woman|
|James Mitchell||Gummere's Aide|
|Alex C. Weldon||Elihu Root|
|Bill Williams||Sir Joseph|
|Antoine St. John||Von Roerkel|
|Carl Rapp||Station Man|
|Felipe Solano||Pock-faced Arab|
|Deborah Baxter||Alice Roosevelt|
|Chris Aller||Kermit Roosevelt|
|Simon Harrison||William Pedecaris|
|Aldo Sambrell||Ugly Arab|
|Luis Barboo||Gayaan the Terrible|
|Marc Zuber||The Sultan|
|Shirley Rothman||Edith Roosevelt|
|Larry Cross||Henry Cabot Lodge|
|Akio Mitamura||Japanese General|
|Ben Tatar||Sketch Artist|
|Roy Charman||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Jerry Goldsmith||Score Composer|
|Richard La Motte||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Gil Parrondo||Production Designer|
|Harry W. Tetrick||Sound/Sound Designer|
1. Credits [2:00]
2. Raid on Tangier [2:55]
3. Hostages [3:13]
4. Do Not Laugh [2:31]
5. What America Wants [3:08]
6. Great Deal of Trouble [5:16]
7. Diplomatic Lions [2:30]
8. Not a Barbarous Man [5:40]
9. American Interests [2:24]
10. Sleeping Arrangements [2:58]
11. Raisuli's Plan [:02]
12. Bears and Americans [5:26]
13. Audience With the Sultan [3:01]
14. American Wind [5:41]
15. American Grizzly [4:06]
16. Military Intervention [3:39]
17. Night Escape [4:34]
18. Prisoners Again [3:08]
19. One-Man Attack [3:19]
20. Both Bluffers [3:44]
21. Invasion Force [2:15]
22. Dangerous Occupiers [4:51]
23. Admirable Enemies [3:55]
24. Campfire Tales [3:55]
25. Respect in Decline [3:02]
26. Exchanging Names [4:23]
27. Quite Outnumbered [3:58]
28. Her Intention [6:09]
29. Battling the Germans [3:38]
30. I'll See You Again [4:36]
31. The Wind and the Lion [4:05]
32. End Credits [3:26]
Commentary by Writer/Director John Milius
Spoken Languages: English
Spoken Languages: Français
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This is an EXCELLENT movie! It has it all...great action, great story line, great actors (Sean Connery and Candice Bergen), breath-taking cinematography, beautiful musical score, a wonderful romantic tale- the chemistry between Connery's and Bergen's characters is great...and a plot that applies as aptly today as it did when it was made nearly thirty years ago, (although it was set during the turn of the twentieth century, during Teddy Roosevelt's era). GREAT FILM! I can't recommend it enough!
An outstanding film gets a terrific treatment on DVD. My only complaint is I wish there was more of a documentary regarding the making of the film instead of the short film that was made during the making of it. Still, we finally get to see one of the finest adventure films ever in widescreen, along with one of Connery's greatest performances. Bergen's a bit stiff, but she hadn't developed as an actress by 1975. Then again, it could have been her part. However, kudos go to Brian Keith, who steals the show, which wasn't the easiest thing to do, when you consider his scenes were all played with John Huston. All in all, an outstanding adventure film.
Great plot, great characters, wonderful soundtrack and sweeping settings make this one move that will appeal to just about every audience. Brian Keith is a thoroughly believable President Theodore Roosevelt, Candice Bergen is perfect as a strong-willed American expatriate taken hostage with her children by a Berber rebel chieftain, and Sean Connery is more convincing than you might expect as the Berber. Not especially accurate history, but that hardly matters. I have no idea if the overall depiction of Islam is accurate, but the presentation on the whole is definitely thought-provoking and timely even so many years later.
Alost serves as a "training film" for the US Military... Bush/Bin Laden? C'mon. Not even close. Connery does a great job, but to be sure (having been "over there," moslem men in the out back anyway, do not treat women at all well. Certainly not as the movie portrays... Tougher than nails Marines with bayonets, and without reporters? That's the way "diplomacy" used to be done though.
This film is fantastic, the veiws and vistas are stunning! thanks mil
This is fine story well told. And it's a lot of fun. I saw it when it first came out, and I liked it. Now, after a second viewing, and the director's cut, I respect and treasure it. I think it matters that Director Milius wrote it. I like very much how as the plot unfolds, the time and place are continually enriched by the dialog and characterizations surrounding the three main characters - Connery, Keith, and Bergen, as they walk through the plot. One thing of particular interest, which I did not remember when I first saw the movie well over 20 years ago, was the ransom. At the very least, the movie is an enjoyable way to see two cultures and people doing their thing. BTW, I originally watched it again only for the photography. Alongside Lawrence of Arabia. Both were worth revisiting.
One of my top 10.
Milius is well-known for the macho, jingoistic slant to his films (Conan the Barbarian, Red Dawn). The era of Gunboat Diplomacy is exceptionally well suited to this approach. Candice Bergen and Sean Connery are commendable for delivering memorable performances, but it is Brian Keith who steals the show. He will remain forever in my mind as Teddy Roosevelt. The film made me curious to research the era -- the highest compliment! The musical score itself is a character -- easily better than my recent favorite, Howard Shore's exemplary work for The Two Towers . The musical themes are equally as grand as the classic Lawrence of Arabia, from which I don't doubt the composer found inspiration. This film was shown on TNT in widescreen/letterbox format -- where is the VHS widescreen, if the DVD is still unavailable?
I saw this movie not long after it came out. It was one of the first I bought in VHS format when they came out. The story line is great, acting is great. Candice is great (and beautiful as ever in this movie) and Sean is at his best. Get it, you won't regret it. I can't imagine why its taking so long to come out in DVD, I'm waiting to buy it.
Excellent adventure with rousing romantic score. Character play and stars will have women watching it too (so says my wife). Well worth the money, but it's formatted for TV screen and loses its cinematic impact. Put it on DVD in Widescreen format and I'll buy that too.
Tremendous film. It's probably the best Sean Connery film nobody ever saw.
I love this move and watch it over and over. I hope it comes out on DVD real soon.
I can't believe that such an excellent film is not in DVD format!!! Make it happen and watch sales increase.
This is an awesome film in terms of cinematography and soundtrack, and has memorable performances by Bergen, Connery, Huston, and Keith. It covers (with an expected amount of creative license)events in Morocco at the turn of the century. Included in the story are sultans, palaces, battleships, United States Marines, European troops, Islamic tribesmen, lions...you name it! This movie is a must...and WHEN will it be availabe on DVD? Does anyone know?
Loved it and so did my wife. Great action. Romance. Humor. Memorable quotes. Very anxious for the DVD.
I would like to see this in DVD
This excellent film centers around the early 1900's and the United States. Theodore Roosevelt is president of an emerging new world power. The story relates to a moslem rogue (old world) with different ideals. A delightful relationship develops between the two when the moslem rogue kidnaps an american woman and her children. They both learn some rules of life from each other including honor (different views), respect and ways of life. All aspects of the film are true to the period which makes it very enjoyable besides the excellent acting by Sean Connery and Candice Bergan.
This movie is one on Connery's best! Not to mention the rest of the upstanding cast. The movie brings to light an era in history with great adventure, intensity and artistic interpretation. It needs to be brought out on DVD though. I look forward to owning the DVD.
This is an excellent adventure movie, with an underlying love story. Outstanding acting and great quality production. What it needs is a DVD version.