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Film Review - L.A. Slasher

Blu-ray Review - Kings of the Sun


Continuing their professional relationship after competing "Taras Bulba," director J. Lee Thompson and star Yul Brynner reteamed for 1963's "Kings of the Sun," marketed as one of the few major motion pictures to examine ancient Mayan culture, doing so as an epic production with blockbuster intentions. It's the size that's most impressive about "Kings of the Sun," which offers hundreds of extras, towering sets, and frame-filling war scenes. Less inviting is the melodrama at the core of the screenplay, which works diligently but fruitlessly to build an intimate tale of doomed attraction and pained leadership as the populations of Central America and North America collide. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com


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