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Wow I remember seeing this years ago. Thanks for posting cjrose, looking forward to watching it again :)
Great movie. The ending scene was a thing of magic. Cinematography was insanely good. You cannot go wrong watching this film. 8.5/10.
Oh and the final war salute of the Zulu still gets the hair on the back of my kneck tingling
One of my top 10 war films(3ish),the scenery marvellous, the music sets a pace and authentic actions taken from company records. Viva Chaka,(Cetshwayo) ,Viva Victoria, I think this film gets into the mind set of both set of warriors.
An excellent war film. Supposedly based on a true incident, the movie concerns a small garrison of 90 British soldiers which is assulated by 4,000 Zulu warriors. The main action revolves around the desperate defense of the small outpost. This premise results in some truly fantastic cinematography, which incorporates remarkable African landscapes with thousands of Zulu's charging in full battle gear.

The movie gets neither too political nor too philosophical. The film is orientated more around the individuals' relationships with each other and their separate responses to this desperate situation. Without a strong cast this focus would not have worked. So, congradulations is in order to the solid performances provided by all (including a young Micheal Caine making his debut).

The film is a little slow at first and some of the close combat sequences are less than convincing. Yet, the slow start is soon left behind in a cloud of gun smoke and the brief moments of unconvincing combat are offset by sequences of some stunning yet shocking carnage.

Please note that while the movie focuses more on the British it does not demean the Zulus by portraying them as evil or inhuman. This movie is not racist nor does it allow for the cliche of 'bad' vs. 'good'. It is just about two brave armies who met in battle.
One of the upmost brilliant films of heroism ever made. The whole film is one that will make you feel differently at all times but always in a good way. This is one of the earliest roles ive seen cain play and its one of the best next to "The man who would be king". This film is for anyone who wishes to watch a good war movie...or a good film in general. Brilliant! In all honesty the only movie that has had the power to move me as this one did was this years "Big Fish"...and mabey Edward Scissor Hands...
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This Is hands down the best war movie ever made. There I said it and if you disagree than your wrong ......okay top ten for sure. If they remake this and it takes away from the origonal , I will personally murder the star of the movie.....or ( the most likley choise) slander his good name. Seriously its real, a little one sided, but it show the horrors of war and the power of determination agaist all odds. Based on a true story, its a dam cheap buy and worth every penny.
This is a classic war movie that despite the inevitable inaccuracies is a gripping account of the battle at Rorke's Drift in 1879. It is also the first movie of its sort that I know which depicts boths sides with some attempt at accuracy. I thought the Zulus were great and the psychological warfare they carried on with the chanting and smacking their shields with their spears and sounding like a runaway freight train would've scared the bejesus out of me if I was in their path. There's a bit of a stiff-lipped British Empire attitude and a National Geographic feel to the battle's prelude but even so it builds up nicely to the short but fierce confrontation of 4000 Zulus vs. the 100 odd British soldiers and various indigents at Rorke's, bravely led by the characters played by Stanley Baker and Michael Caine in his 1st major role.

There's a newer DVD release than this one which can only improve the experience as the picture looked a lot like a VHS transfer made in the bilge of a Chinese Junk. An occasional clean film moment is interspersed in the mostly grainy and blurry video, and the audio is strictly mono. Even a 5/10 DVD does not dissuade my high opinion of this old classic.