'El Cid' (1961) Director Anthony Mann's epic film of how the legendary Spanish hero "El Cid" (Charlton Heston) succeeded in driving the Moors from Spain in the 11th century benefited from beautiful locations (it was filmed on location at castles in Spain) and great reaction back home (it was nominated for three Academy Awards). But somehow, despite a restoration and theatrical re-release overseen by Martin Scorsese in the 1990s, the film is still unavailable on DVD in the U.S.
American Cinematheque
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