I watched this movie about 50 times now with family and friends. Even to this day.. it surpasses the quality of production of any high budget Hollywood movie even in this age of CG effects and modern techniques. Nothing in the movie looks like old or out of date. The detail of sets and outdoor environments is just astonishing. The story goes very systematically. I have bought about 20 of these and just given them out to people to watch (be ware that i do not belong to a religious org). Its just hard to find for ordinary people so i buy them this and they have at least watched it twice. I love art movies and i consider this a piece of highly collectible item for your unique or rare quality movies. Anthony quin is just phenominal. I am amazed that this movie was totally bypassed in every major film award ceremonies. Even in Anthony Quin's biographies.. this movie and the "Lion of the desert" was never mentioned even though u will be amazed at his performance and just ask your self why not this ? I consider this a hidden jewel and a workmanship marvel, which has been delibrately ignored by countries where media is supposed to be free ! Never heard of this unless I knew about it already. Must see. Must have..