Sunday, August 3, 2008
Zulu (Diamond Films 1964)
We're still out of the good ol' US of A again this week to review the 1964 British film Zulu starring Michael Caine (who currently plays Alfred in the new Batman Series)!
Here is the movie review from IMDb...
On the January 22nd 1879, the British Army suffered one of its worst defeats when Zulu forces massacred 1,500 of its troops at Isandlhwana. A short time after the main battle, a Zulu force numbering in excess of 4000 warriors advanced on a British hospital and supply dump guarded by 139 Welsh infantrymen.
Various military officials find that their small contingent has been isolated by the destruction of the main British Army column. Each has a different military background in tactics and they are immediatly in conflict on how to prepare for the attack. Nearly a third of the men are in the infirmary, as the company tries to somehow survive with no help in sight. Based on a true story.
4000 vs. 139? No way they can win this ...right?
I mean that's impossible...how in the world do you get 139 fellas revved up to defend a small base against 4000 Zulu warriors?
Think of this film as the British version of The Alamo. There is so surrender, no peace talks, no "if we just leave them alone, they'll leave us alone" BS, just good ol' 'merican (oops, I mean British) raw courage, faith, and a whole helluva lotta luck! 'Cause folks, those Zulus are some tough dadgum folks and they brought everything they had against the Brits that fateful day!
My friends, Zulu is the Edge Conservative Movie of the Week! Check it out!
Here is the trailer for Zulu!
Scene from the film!