Jul 262018
 

An uneven adventure-drama, Genghis Khan is still a well acted, primarily by Omar Sharif in the title role, and entertaining enough film.

 

 

Genghis Khan
— The Limited Edition Series —

(1965)

Genre(s): Adventure, Drama
Twilight Time | NR – 118 min. – $29.95 | July 17, 2018

Date Published: 07/26/2018 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Henry Levin
Writer(s): Berkely Mather (original story), Clarke Reynolds and Beverley Cross (screenplay)
Cast: Stephen Boyd, James Mason, Eli Wallach, Omar Sharif, Francoise Dorleac, Telly Savalas, Robert Morley
DISC INFO:
Features: Theatrical Trailer
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 1.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.35
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 32.5 GB
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


Prince Temujin (OMAR SHARIF) watches the execution of his father by the ruthless Mongol leader, Jamuga (STEPHEN BOYD), who forces Temujin and his people into slavery. Escaping into the mountains, Temujin vows to avenge his father and unite the Mongol people. He kidnaps and eventually marries Bortei (FRANCOISE DORLEAC), a woman betrothed to Jamuga. He then raises an army and saves China from Jamuga’s invaders, prompting the emperor (ROBERT MORLEY) to convey upon him the title Genghis Khan.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0.5/5


This comes with an 8-page booklet. The only feature included is the Original Theatrical Trailer.

 


VIDEO – 3.75/5, AUDIO – 3.5/5


Twilight Time releases Genghis Khan presented in its original 2.35 widescreen aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer and although there were some specs here and there, it was a good looking picture and colors were generally bright.

The disc includes a standard but effective DTS-HD Master Audio Mono track.


OVERALL – 2.75/5


Overall, an uneven adventure-drama, Genghis Khan is still a well acted, primarily by Omar Sharif in the title role, and entertaining enough film. The Blu-ray release by Twilight Time offers up good video/audio transfers but sadly is lacking the features department.

 

 

 

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

  One Response to “Genghis Khan Blu-ray Review + Screen Caps”

Comments (1)
  1. DVD displays a running time of 1:58:40 and the Blu-ray 1:58:47, a discrepancy of seven seconds. Like all NTSC DVDs, if one actually times them with a stopwatch in real-time they are longer than the player’s on-screen display; Blu-rays, on the other hand, always show this in real-time (the longer time is reflected). So both formats have the same duration in real-time but are reported differently because of timecode differences (see below), and both play film slightly slower than what one would see in a theater using a perfectly calibrated m projector if one existed.
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