Blu-ray Release: The War Lord

Blu-ray Release Date: Jan. 28, 2020
Price: Blu-ray $24.26
Studio: Kino Lorber

From Franklin J. Schaffner (Papillon) comes The War Lord, an action-packed 1965 adventure yarn with solid performances and production values.

In the 11th century, the powerful Duke William of Ghent sends his most trusted knight, Chrysagon (Charlton Heston, Khartoum), and a troop of warriors to guard Normandy’s coastal settlements from plunder and pillage by Frisian raiders. Smitten with Bronwyn (Rosemary Forsyth, What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?), the foster child of village elder Odins (Niall MacGinnis, Jason and the Argonauts), the war lord is tempted simply to take her, under the feudal custom of droit du seigneur, but finds he is falling in love.

Oh yeah, Richard Boone (Big Jake) is also in it, which is cool as he’s considered a boon to the industry…

Kino Lorber’s new edition features a commentary by film historian Sergio Mims.

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About Laurence

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.