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Solomon & Sheba
Solomon Sheba
Actors: Yul Brynner, Gina Lollobrigida, George Sanders, Finlay Currie, David Farrar
Director: King Vidor
Genres: Classics, Drama, Military & War
NR     2008     2hr 22min

After King Solomon takes the throne, his relationship with his brother is strained when Solomon is seduced by the Queen of Sheba.

     
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Actors: Yul Brynner, Gina Lollobrigida, George Sanders, Finlay Currie, David Farrar
Director: King Vidor
Genres: Classics, Drama, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Classics, Classics, Religion, Military & War
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/25/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/1959
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/1959
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 2hr 22min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Superb quality DVD
Laurence G. Dorning | New York State | 02/10/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Solomon and Sheba" is one of the great biblical epics. Not great in the sense that the dialog is sharp and witty ot the acting something not to be missed. Great in the sense that this is a reminder that back in the 50's biblical epics were taken seriously, as solid entertainment. The production is beautiful-gorgeous massive sets-even if it's very obvious that they are sets. And there is lots of spectacle(the final battle scene is a sight to behold) and plenty of religious fervor and vengeance. But the real reason for my writing this is the quality of the DVD. This is one of the best DVD's I have ever seen. the picture is as clear as if it had just been made and the colors are sharp and bright throughout. I have the widescreen version on VHS and debated whether or not to replace it-I am really glad I did. They simply cannot compare. One comment: it is a shame that the great score by Mario Nascimbebe is not available on a compact disc(With the exception of a horrible sounding import where it is paired with "This Vikings"-avoid this disc if you ever see it). Nascimbene was a truly innovative composer for this genre and his music deserves to be heard."