One of the most spectacular mega-productions ever made, El Cid stars Academy Award® winners Charlton Heston (Ben Hur) and Sophia Loren (Nine) in two of their legendary performances.
Anthony Mann masterfully directs this classic tale of the 11th-century hero El Cid (Charlton Heston) who fought to unite Spain and drive out the Moorish invaders. Known as history's ‘compassionate warrior’, the film follows El Cid's remarkable journey from peace-broker accused of treason to the King's fighting champion, and later from exiled hero to legendary martyr.
Unequaled in scope, grandeur, and adventure, El Cid is an essential part of any film lover's collection.
- " There are no wasted moments – it starts right into the action from the opening scene and, despite its three-hour running time, keeps up interest and suspense. " – Mike Massie
- " Starring Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren at their prime, Anthony Mann's grand historical epic is still much admired by viewers and directors. " – Emanuel Levy
- " Charleton Heston is the perfect mythic conflicted hero. " – Robert Roten