DVD – Masada

DVD - Masada


               Genre: Drama, History
               Antiquity, soldiers, desert, Israel, Jerusalem, fortress, Roman Empire, zealots

The famous battle at the fortress as a historical miniseries

  A historical epic of superlatives has staged the American director Boris Sagal with Masada in the year 1981. With a budget of more than 20 million U.S. dollars arisen within a complex production under extremely difficult conditions in the rugged mountainous region of Israel between the Dead Sea and the desert, eight episodes of the legendary substance around the fortress of Masada. Originally shot on the novel The Antagonists by Ernest K. Gann for television, was one of two hours drastically shortened version of Masada At the time shown in German cinemas, and now the entire series will be released with a circumference of 360 minutes on DVD.

around the year 70 of the Christian era is coming, the war of the Roman Empire after the destruction of Jerusalem to Judea to continue. The defiant leader, Eleazar ben Ya’ir (Peter Strauss) flees with his family and nearly one thousand other zealots in the desert to escape the oppression by the Roman legate Lucius Flavius Silva (Peter O’Toole), where they soon able to retreat to the regarded as impregnable fortress of Masada. Same protection as prisoners there, can the Jewish community to Eleazer defended bravely against the Romans, and suggests the Silvas to a truce offer made persistent. But when their enemies to build a siege ramp and it’s just a matter of time that the Romans will storm the fortress, which means death or slavery, take the proud Eleazar and his indomitable community a drastic decision …
(# ) With a legion of students and tourists as extras accidentally present in the vicinity of Masada, as well as the fortress itself is already shot the legislative history of this historical adventure series form the consummate individual episodes of “The Rebel”, “Ceasefire”, “Sheva” “Water in the Desert,” “The Omen,” “The new commander,” “calm before the storm” and “The end of the fight” is a small introduction and the scenario of young Israeli recruits prefixed to the performance of their oath to charismatic place to stay and remember the long-ago events. This linking of the current with the past that the fictive with the documentary and the concrete with the symbolic is a bold and exciting component in the design of Masada, the claim is, however, unanimously carried. Nominated

triple for the Golden Globe and Emmy were eleven times for the episodes with the “Eddie” section of the American Cinema Editors Award for Edwin F. England and Peter Kirby, and each with an Emmy for the music of Jerry Goldsmith, as well as David Warner co-stars awarded as outstanding. The theatrical qualities of the whole ensemble go well beyond the television format of Masada, led by Peter Strauss, and Peter O’Toole, whose performance in the chic Roman dress quite a bit at times unintentionally comic account of his seductive type of self-clings.

(Mary Anderson)

Title: Masada Country of production: USA Year of production: 1981 Length: 360 (Min) Published by: ( #) Polyband media format: 4:3 tone / language: Dolby Digital 2.0, English, German EAN: 4006448756734 Extras: Booklet

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