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Genghis Khan
Stephen Boyd and Omar Sharif




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The internationally produced historical epic GENGHIS KHAN sometimes wavers uncertainly between spectacle and self-parody. Though Omar Sharif essays the title role, top billing is bestowed upon Stephen Boyd as Genghis Khan's mentor-turned-enemy Jamuga. It's hard to generate audience sympathy for a Mongolian leader who laid waste to much of the civilized world, but Sharif manages to pull it off. While the battle scenes are impressive, the most memorable sequence involves an outsized fireworks display (which turns out to be a clever bit of military strategy). James Mason is amusing as an epigrammatic Chinese leader, Eli Wallach is appropriately hissable as the film's main villain, and the late Francoise Dorleac is decorative as the romantic bone of contention between Genghis Khan and Jamuga. Most of the film was lensed in Yugoslavia, a country that served as a generic location for many a historical pageant of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Overview

The internationally produced historical epic GENGHIS KHAN sometimes wavers uncertainly between spectacle and self-parody. Though Omar Sharif essays the title role, top billing is bestowed upon Stephen Boyd as Genghis Khan's mentor-turned-enemy Jamuga. It's hard to generate audience sympathy for a Mongolian leader who laid waste to much of the civilized world, but Sharif manages to pull it off. While the battle scenes are impressive, the most memorable sequence involves an outsized fireworks display (which turns out to be a clever bit of military strategy). James Mason is amusing as an epigrammatic Chinese leader, Eli Wallach is appropriately hissable as the film's main villain, and the late Francoise Dorleac is decorative as the romantic bone of contention between Genghis Khan and Jamuga. Most of the film was lensed in Yugoslavia, a country that served as a generic location for many a historical pageant of the 1960s and 1970s.

Main Cast & Crew

Henry Levin - Director
Stephen Boyd
Omar Sharif
James Mason
Eli Wallach
Francoise Dorleac
Telly Savalas
Robert Morley
Yvonne Mitchell
Woody Strode

 

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DVD Format
  • Format: DVD (Anniversary Edition)
  • Run Time: 122
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 683904538857
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: August 2011

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas
Movies > Biography

Related Keywords:
Action
Epic
Escape
Historical
Biographical

 

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