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Exodus [DVD]

Paul Newman , Eva Marie Saint , Otto Preminger    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford, Lee J. Cobb
  • Directors: Otto Preminger
  • Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Leon Uris
  • Producers: Otto Preminger
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Dutch
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English, German
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 2 Feb 2004
  • Run Time: 208 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00015N56A
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,289 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Otto Preminger's 1960 adaptation of Leon Uris's novel Exodus is a sprawling tale of the founding of modern Israel, starring Paul Newman as a resistance leader. The film works best as an example of Preminger's estimable skill with all levels of drama and action, but as a reflection upon history it is compromised by stereotypes, unpersuasive relationships and a certain moral ambivalence about issues related to the subject. There are good and exciting sequences, however, particularly one involving an effort to break through a British blockade and get to the homeland. --Tom Keogh

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Inspired by Leon Uris’ international best-seller, this extraordinarily moving chronicle of the rebirth of a people and the establishment of a nation is the ultimate experience in human drama. Nominated for three Academy Awards and winner for Best Score, Exodus is an exciting, dramtic, scenic, panoramic and deeply moving masterpiece.

Ari Ben Canaan (Paul Newman), a commander of the Israeli underground, manages to lead 600 Jews from the detention camps of Cyprus on to a large freighter bound for Palestine. But British forces soon learn of his plan and insist that he turn back. Undaunted, Ari and his passengers refuse to give up, risking their lives for the greater cause of Israeli independence.

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4.0 out of 5 stars The birth of Israel 6 Oct 2008
As the story opens in Cyprus, several hundred Jewish refugees have just been taken off a boat headed for Palestine and incarcerated in a British prison camp. Jewish activist Ari Ben Canaan (Paul Newman) decides to stage a mass escape and send them all to Palestine on a new ship, which is dubbed "Exodus." On board the ship are teen refugees Karen and Dov (Sal Mineo) and Kitty Freeman (Eva Marie Saint), an American nurse.

It was a formidable task trying to transfer the huge novel to the screen, and it isn't completely successful. Newman is an odd choice, but gives a good performance as the stalwart hero. Saint is completely wrong for her part; she's unattractive and unappealing. The script doesn't help either; their so-called romance is practically non-existent. Sal Mineo was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his convincing portrayal of a child who survived the Warsaw ghetto.

The soundtrack by Ernest Gold is magnificent and the movie is actually filmed on location. While it may be a disappointment to those who have read the book, "Exodus" is still interesting and even inspiring.
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5.0 out of 5 stars EXODUS 8 Jan 2014
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This movie is beautifully crafted by Otto Preminger and boy what a cast . I felt that Jill Haworth was the only let down , however when I viewed the movie again I realized I was wrong the part did not require great acting but rather an an innocent young girl and that she seemed to be at that time . we would see her in only a couple of Preminger films in America and died last year at the age of 60 from natural causes . it's a pity we didn't see more of her as she matured . the rest of the cast are perfect and Sal Mineo deserves a mention for a knockout performance his second film with Mr Newman . The beautiful and talented Eva Marie Saint always so good and still making movies in her late 80s the film is glorious from every angle and you need to see it restored and on BLU RAY .
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5.0 out of 5 stars DVD 17 Mar 2014
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Totally brilliant the story the action was all just awesome highly recommended to all we think it was just brilliant well worth the money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fab film 14 Mar 2014
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this is the best film of all time. worth having in your dvd library as it is a true modern classic
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5.0 out of 5 stars Replacing Old Videos 30 Nov 2013
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A great film about a piece of history with a stunning cast and at a terrific price to replace the old video collection
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A good film with a backdrop about Israel's early struggles for survival against united Arab hostility and British hardheadedness a few years after World War 2. Very informative.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exodus [DVD] 3 July 2014
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I ordered this because I saw the film years ago at the cinema and also read the book and wanted to see this again - happy with this and the speedy delivery
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exodus DVD 16 May 2014
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What a great historical and biblical story! Great acting by all and in particular Paul Newman who brought it alive with his drive to get the Jews back to their Homeland. I recommend it!
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