Captain from Castile
Spain, 1518: young caballero Pedro De Vargas offends his sadistic neighbor De Silva, who just happens to be an officer of the Inquisition. Forced to flee, Pedro, friend Juan Garcia, and adoring servant girl Catana join Cortez' first expedition to Mexico. Arriving in the rich new land, Cortez decides to switch from exploration to conquest...with only 500 men. Embroiled in continuous adventures and a romantic interlude, Pedro almost forgets he has a deadly enemy...
- Stars:Tyrone Power, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero, Lee J. Cobb, John Sutton, Antonio Moreno, Thomas Gomez, Alan Mowbray, Barbara Lawrence, George Zucco, Roy Roberts, Marc Lawrence,
- Director:Henry King,
The invasion of Mexico by Cortez, as seen by a young Spanish officer fleeing the Inquisition. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Captain from Castile torrent reviews
(es) wrote: Me gust esta pelcula, a pesar de ser ficcin deja pensando que haramos si nos sentimos inmortales, donde lo que pase comenzamos el siguiente da como si el anterior no existiera, difcil saberlo pero es interesante el tema
(ag) wrote: I liked this movie VERY MUCH. I would have given it 5 stars if it would have had the ending I had hoped for. I think this movie definitely makes a valid point, one we don't think about too often.
(nl) wrote: One of Hollywood's most dedicated and deserving sports movies, as it takes the perfect story that blends a lesser-known sport with real-world politics and makes the most of it without driving into schmaltz, though the end still feels a bit formulaic.
(ag) wrote: ese negrito de Omari se ve muuuuuy bueno!!! yo quiero uno asi!!!
(kr) wrote: ** out of **** Here's the story of "Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist". It's a long and complicated one. Somewhere between 2004 and 2005, production had begun on a prequel to "The Exorcist" that would talk about the backstory of Father Merrin, portrayed by Max Von Sydow in the original film. Initially, John Frankenheimer was attached, but his health problems and eventual death put another man in the director's chair: Paul Schrader. He had basically made his movie, and then the studio - Morgan Creek Productions - didn't think the film that had been made would be a financial success for the company. Therefore, they hired another director - Renny Harlin - to rework the entire film; his version was called "Exorcist: The Beginning". Now, I've seen that film, and it's bad; real fucking bad. It has used similar sets (and a few of the same actors) from Schrader's film, but it was just significantly worse all around. I guess the studio realized that too, and therefore felt the desire to give Schrader enough money to complete his movie. The stories are essentially the same, although Schrader seems to be a more capable filmmaker than Harlin. His film actually has some structure and general pacing to it, although it's not necessarily good pacing at the end of the day, and the cinematography is also an area in which he shows a lot of improvement over the previous work. "Dominion" at least has the advantage of feeling more cinematic than its predecessor. Father Merrin (played by Stellan Skarsgard in both versions) is the troubled priest from "The Exorcist" that gave his life in the process of assisting in the exorcism of young, possessed Regan MacNeil. But before the incident, there was another encounter that he had with pure evil from a plane of existence beyond ours; in other words, quite possibly Hell. "Dominion" sees Merrin in East Africa, having left the church for a while after a traumatic event during World War II that he endured in Holland. He now devotes his life to an archeological dig; to unearth a long-lost church. He assembles a team of archeologists and a priest (Gabriel Mann) to aid him in all areas during the excavation. However, he digs up more than he bargained for when it becomes clear that evil, demonic forces have plagued the village. Merrin must choose between confronting his faith or walking away from the situation. I know there's a good story to be told here. For the record, Schrader is obviously more devoted to telling it skillfully than Harlin ever was. Nevertheless, it's an affair that is unfortunately far too slow-moving and uninvolving to work. There are brilliant scenes which attempt to bring us into Merrin's emotionally vulnerable self-conscious, but it's not easy buying the film when everything else is too contrived. On top of that, there are bad special effects - although nothing that matches the badness of the hyena scene in "The Beginning", although the silly CGI hyenas still exist here nonetheless - and some of the acting is wooden at best, although I think Skarsgard is good in this role. "Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist" is basically a bad movie helped by an overwhelming sense of sincerity. Underneath it all, I can't say it's well-made and I definitely wasn't engaged, but it regards its supernatural and religious themes in utter seriousness, which is more than I can say for most films that involve demons and exorcisms. Also, I appreciate that it's better than "The Beginning", if only marginally; but whatever. Both versions of this story are forgettable and not particularly well-told; but if you're going to watch one of them, you'd better make it this one. At least, in spite of its failures (a lot of them very big and hard to get by), "Dominion" is bearable. But it still doesn't do William Peter Blatty's novel legacy much justice; although he did go on record saying that he prefers this to "The Beginning". But who the hell wouldn't?
(ru) wrote: Lettbeint, forventet litt mer av den egentlig..
(ca) wrote: A rare gem which I happened to catch on TV years ago.
(de) wrote: Don't know why there is low ratings on here but I thought it was one of the best Chuck Norris action films ever made. Originally written as a action film for Clint Eastwood but he turned down so it became a Chuck Norris film. An early director effort by Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, Nico - Above The Law.)
(kr) wrote: the funniest man ever to walk on this planet at his best. yes he was coked out of his mind. which means he had no clue what he was going to say next. routines are classics pryor,carlin, carson then everyone else.
(de) wrote: this movie has the worst effects ever. it was pretty clever for the idea but this movie suck
(es) wrote: Cheeky Cat & Mouse Comedy. Not Laugh A Minute But It Certainly Passed The Time Quite Nicely On A Rainy Sunday Afternoon.