Blu-ray Release: Khartoum

Blu-ray Release Date: Jan. 21, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Khartoum movie scene

Charlton Heston heads into battle in Khartoum.

The 1966 historical action adventure movie Khartoum makes its Blu-ray debut in January, 2014 from Twilight Time.

The exotic epic film concerns the ill-fated expedition of British General Charles Gordon (Charlton Heston, The Ten Commandments) in late 19th-century Sudan, an attempt to halt the incursion of the fanatical Muslim leader, Muhammad Ahmad (Laurence Olivier, Richard III), the self-styled Mahdi (“The Expected One”).

Directed by Basil Dearden and Elliot Elisofon and written by Robert Ardrey, Khartoum is a large-scale widescreen (it was shot in Cinerama) roadshow extravaganza filled with battle sequences, stunning desert landscapes, and political intrigue involving British Prime Minister Gladstone (Ralph Richardson, The Four Feathers).

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be prepared to pre-order this one directly from distributor Screen Archives as soon as the prebook date is announced, which will probably be in mid-December.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.