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1492 - Conquest of Paradise (1992) ( Fourteen Ninety Two - Conquest of Paradise ) (Blu-Ray)
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German release, includes original English audio.
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Other reviewers have stated that there is a lot of violence in this movie but I would say it is the opposite. The most gory scene in the film is when an indian has his hand cut off. There are a couple of battles and executions but these scenes are not excessive, and are necessary to the plot.
Dont listen to what the critics say about this film, its well worth watching.
1492 is one of those very rare films where you can really feel the sheer heart and passion that the lead actor has poured into his role. Gerard Depideau is frankly superb and you instantly feel that he really is Columbus and he really did cross that massive ocean.
What's really interesting about this movie though is how it concentrates on not only the events leading up to the discovery but also the aftermath which is so often overlooked. Most people could tell you that Columbus was the guy who discovered America, but not much else about him. This film tells you about the hassles beforehand and his unfortunate struggle thereafter.
A truely moving and educational film. This is worthy of anyones collection.
There are moments, like the scene where the ships are about to set sail, that are utterly captivating. When I look at that scene, I find it hard not to think of the launches in the late sixties, early seventies, from Cape Canaveral. There is the same sense of anticipation as the crews make their way down to the boats. But of course, the moon missions had official sanction, and there was no doubt that the rockets were on course for the moon. Here was a man setting out for a world whose existence he had no proof of whatsoever, and having to argue his case with some incredibly dangerous people in the process, to gain the right to explore.
The film also boasts a beautiful score from Vangelis, although it is quite sparingly used. The principal theme in particular is haunting.
There are other reviewers here whose grasp of history may well be better than mine, and this may be one more case of history being rewritten in the cinema, nevertheless it does convey a very powerful sense of the danger and mystery of those voyages. It is a long story, but one which I find myself coming back to.
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I am not interested in the DVD’s content, only in whether it contains English subtitles for the deaf. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Deaf Ears
A brilliant and well written film- well worth the purchasePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer