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Restored 'Zulu' features epic-style filmmaking of the 1960s

Restored 'Zulu' features epic-style filmmaking of the 1960s

Looking as fresh and shiny as the bright red uniforms of the British soldiers who are its protagonists, the 50th-anniversary digital restoration of the venerable "Zulu" takes us back in time twice over.

In the most obvious sense, this British film goes back to 1879 and South Africa's Battle of Rorke's Drift, in which some 400 of Queen Victoria's finest held off 10 times their number in attacking Zulu warriors.

Playing a limited schedule at several Laemmle theaters, this old-school effort also takes us back to the filmmaking styles and mores of 1964, when epics extolling the glory of empire and the romance of heroic combat in exotic climes were being made and films...

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