Sign Of The Pagan DVD


Jack Palance is in full swagger as ˜Scourge of God' Attila the Hun, who seeks to conquer the Roman Empire's 5th century power bases of Rome and Constantinople. Centurion Marcian (Jeff Chandler) is captured by Attila on his way to Constantinople to warn the Eastern Emperor Theodosius of an attack by the barbarian tribes. Attila, impressed by his enemy's wiliness, honesty and courage, is powerless to prevent his escape. The two men meet again at the court of Theodosius (George Dolenz), where they fall under the spell of the Emperor's scheming sister Pulcheria (Ludmilla... Tchérina). At a feast for the barbarian kings, Theodosius and Attila strike a deal that Constantinople will not be sacked so Attila turns his attentions to Rome. As Attila prepares his assault, he is wracked by foreboding as he recalls a childhood vision of his death beneath the shadow of a cross. When he learns of a betrayal by his daughter Kubra (Rita Gam), it seems his fate is sealed. Douglas Sirk's first foray in CinemaScope is both lavish and savvy, with Parlance's Hun a fine balance of ferocity, vulnerability and doubt. [show more]

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08 August 2016
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Jeff Chandler stars in this 1950s drama directed by Douglas Sirk. When Marcian (Chandler), a centurion of the Roman Empire, is captured by Attila the Hun (Jack Palance), Attila's plan to conquer the Empire's bases in Rome and Constantinople become clear. As Marcian does all he can to warn the Emperor Theodosius (George Dolenz) of the potential attack, he discovers that Theodosius has made a deal with Attila to spare his Constantinople and attack Rome together. The cast also includes Rita Gam and Ludmilla Tcherina.