Jul 042018
 

The Colossus of Rhodes is an over-long but still fine adventure-drama from director Sergio Leone with some impressive set pieces and solid performances from Rory Calhoun and Lea Massari.

 

 

The Colossus of Rhodes
— Warner Archive Collection —
(1961)

Genre(s): Drama, Adventure
Warner Archive | NR – 128 min. – $21.99 | June 26, 2018

Date Published: 07/04/2018 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Sergio Leone
Writer(s): Ennio De Concini & Sergio Leone & Cesare Seccia & Luciano Martino & Ageo Savioli & Luciano Chitarrini & Carlo Gualtieri (story) (screenplay)
Cast: Rory Calhoun, Lea Massari, Georges Marchal, Conrado San Martin, Angel Aranda
DISC INFO:
Features: Commentary
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.35
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: NA
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


When soldier Darios (RORY CALHOUN) arrives in Rhodes, King Serse (ROBERTO CAMARDIEL) has commissioned a larger-than-life statue of Apollo meant to protect the harbor. Darios immediately falls for a young maiden, Diala (LEA MASSARI), who is the daughter of the statue’s maker. In aligning himself with Diala, Darios also becomes involved with Peliocles (GEORGES MARCHAL) and his rebels, who seek to overthrow the tyrannical king. As the revolt gets underway, so does an earthquake.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.0/5


The only feature included is an academic-like Audio Commentary with Film Historian Christopher Frayling.

 


VIDEO – 3.75/5, AUDIO – 3.5/5


Warner Home Video releases The Colossus of Rhodes onto Blu-ray through their MOD Archive program, presented with a 2.35 widescreen aspect ratio and sporting a new 2018 HD master which does look quite good with decent sharpness on the close-up shots (the more distant ones does lose some detail) and some vibrant Technicolor.

The disc includes a standard but effective DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono track outputting crisp dialogue levels and some nice depth for the destruction sequence towards the end.


OVERALL – 3.0/5


Overall, The Colossus of Rhodes is an over-long but still fine adventure-drama from director Sergio Leone with some impressive set pieces and solid performances from Rory Calhoun and Lea Massari. This WAC release has good video/audio transfers but only a commentary track making up the features.

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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