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Caravans
Caravans
Actors: Anthony Quinn, Michael Sarrazin
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
NR     2007     2hr 7min

From the best-selling author of THE SOURCE, COVENANT, CARIBBEAN and CENTENNIAL, comes this classic tale of a young American embassy official (Michael Sarrazin) who is sent into the Middle-Eastern desert to find the missing...  more »

     
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Actors: Anthony Quinn, Michael Sarrazin
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
Sub-Genres: Espionage, Drama
Studio: TeleVista
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/02/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 2hr 7min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Caravans the movie lacks passion
D. Wilson | Liberty, North Carolina | 08/01/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this movie having never seen it before. My father purchased the sound track album in the early 80s and my whole family flipped over this sound track. The sound track is one of the best sound tracks I have ever heard. It is very moving. I was in my early twenties when I fell in love with this sound track and now in my fortys, I still crank the volume for the caravan theme song. I had heard the movie was not very good even though it has a lot of big names. In my opinion the movie lacks passion. You do not feel the passion that the missing wife has for the life she is now leading and never understand why she left her husband or even married him. You do not feel the love that any man has for her and three men are in love with her. The only thing and it's a BIG plus is that the movie comes with the soundtrack. The sound track is worth every bit of the cost of the movie."
Great film, poor DVD-quality
M. Schneider | Cologne, Germany | 10/17/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"A great film with one of the best soundtracks ever written. I was eagerly yearning for this DVD to be released, but I am now very, very disappointed: The DVD is definitely not ?digitally remasted" as stated on the cover, but it obvoiusly seems to be a very poor transcription from a rental-VHS-tape which has been viewed dozens of times. Both the picture and sound quality are miserable. It is really a pity that this great movie is treated that way. I hope that another company will re-release it in proper quality."
There are two reasons to view this film . . .
ramlo | Dallas, TX | 02/06/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

". . . a super soundtrack that has haunted me for years and the stunning views of the Iranian desert. I saw this movie back in the early 80s and managed to tape it the next time it came on--and that was the last I heard of it. I'd watch my "edited for TV" tape every so often and have nagging memories of what was left out. I do like this movie. True, Jennifer O'Neill is totally incongruous amongst the nomads, but hey, it's a movie. I am glad it's finally available on DVD, but the film quality is poor. One of the extras is the sountrack--and that makes it worth the purchase. On a side note, when I first saw the film, I went and read Michener's novel. I didn't like Ellen as well, but the cultural and historical aspects I picked up on Afghanistan have served me well these past 25 yrs."
Caravans - the Film
I. E. Esat | South Africa | 07/16/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Having waited over 25 years to finally see this film I must say that I have ended up with rather mixed feelings! A mediocre script does little justice to the deep and emotive themes in Michener's stunning novel. The author's empathy for the people of Afghanistan, his appreciation for the societal and political conflicts within post World War 2 Middle East and his understanding of the complexities of the rebellious young spirit are regrettably lost in this screen adaptation of the book. However, the movie is definitely worth seeing for probably one of the best musical scores ever, some great views of the Iranian desert and a sterling performance from Anthony Quinn."