Charlton Heston

The Ten Commandments

March 31, 2011 // 0 Comments

During the 1950s Hollywood saw a rise of monumental motion pictures like never before. Huge numbers of extras were employed on the sets of the film studios for the money shots that give movies their credibility and awe. Shot in Technicolor, these films [...]

El Cid

January 23, 2008 // 0 Comments

Coming in a wonderful, linen-covered, weighty cardboard box, the Weinstein Company is finally putting out a DVD version of the 1961 epic "El Cid." This monumental film starring Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren has been missing from home video [...]

The Omega Man

January 14, 2008 // 0 Comments

In 1954, Richard Matheson's novel "I Am Legend" was released upon a paranoid world and its depiction of the end of the world has now been filmed three different times. The first, released in 1964, was the brilliant adaptation known as [...]

Planet Of The Apes: 35th Anniversary SE

April 13, 2004 // 0 Comments

To celebrate the movie’s 35th Anniversary, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has recently released "Planet Of The Apes" as a Special Edition. The story of a space-crew stranded on a strange planet where planets are the dominating species and [...]

The Omega Man

August 8, 2003 // 0 Comments

Science Fiction films of the 70s were a very different breed than what we see today. Most of them were not creature features or space operas but films that took a close look at society and painted a picture of what our world could look like in the future [...]

Soylent Green

July 29, 2003 // 0 Comments

Richard Fleischer’s 1973 science fiction film ’Soylent Green’ may not feel very scientific or futuristic with its gritty retro-world, but despite the dated vision of the world of 2022 the film’s story still holds up extremely well. Charlton Heston [...]


May 1, 2002 // 0 Comments

"Khartoum" is one of those classic, sweeping historical epics from the waning days of Hollywood’s golden years. Likely an attempt to follow on the heels of 1962’s critically-acclaimed "Lawrence of Arabia, " "Khartoum" [...]

The Big Country

June 4, 2001 // 0 Comments

William Wyler’s epic Western ’The Big Country’ stars Gregory Peck as Jim McKay, an East Coast born sea captain engaged to Patricia Terrell (Carroll Baker), daughter of Texas cattle baron Henry Terrell (Charles Bickford). Trading in his sextant for a [...]

Ben Hur

February 23, 2001 // 0 Comments

William Wyler’s "Ben Hur" is an epic that epitomizes everything that grand filmmaking is about. Whether it is the film’s considerable running length of 222 minutes, its extremely wide aspect ratio of 2.76:1, its number of extras, the level [...]

Touch Of Evil

October 18, 2000 // 0 Comments

If there is one film besides "Citizen Kane" that became synonymous with the legacy of ingenious filmmaker Orson Welles, it has to be his 1958 movie "Touch Of Evil." After turning his back on Hollywood in frustration in 1948, Welles [...]
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