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The Return of Zulu to the Big Screen


Screen Shot 2014-08-20 at 1.01.58 PMNo home theater can contain Zulu, director Cy Endfield’s panoramic adventure tale pitting a small band of British soldiers against a swarm of Zulu warriors at Rorke’s Drift in 1879.

Endfield’s South African canvas is vast… and to see a mile-wide line of 4,000 threatening Zulus emerge over the horizon in Super Technirama 70 inspires the kind of goosebumps that no blu-ray could hope to inspire.

Unseen in the theater for decades outside of the stray revival screening, a restored Zulu is now making a limited run in select Los Angeles theaters in celebration of its 50th anniversary. Kenneth Turan makes the case for this terrific movie in this week’s Los Angeles Times.

And here is our own John Landis on the glories of Zulu.