Production Year: 1970 - Westerns - Director: Alexandro Jodorowsky - Original Language: Spanish - Classification: 18 years and over - Starring: David Silva, Alexandro Jodorowsky, Mara Lorenzio, Paula (On Ciao since: 03/2007)
Sumptuous in every way, visually magnificent, with grandiose sets, panoramic Spanish vistas and intricately detailed costumes, possessor of one of cinema's...... more
Sumptuous in every way, visually magnificent, with grandiose sets, panoramic Spanish vistas and intricately detailed costumes, possessor of one of cinema's greatest music scores, boasting vast and astonishingly kinetic battles, and breathing heroic virtue in every scene, El Cid is the very epitome of epic. For this reworking of the medieval legend of the Cid (Arabic for "Lord") who united warring factions and saved 11th-century Spain from invasion, producer Samuel Bronston and director Anthony Mann insisted every set had to be created from scratch, every costume specially made for this movie alone; they also shot entirely on location in La Mancha and along the Mediterranean coast of Spain to enhance the film's authenticity. The cinematography is saturated with the burnished hues of the Spanish landscape, as are the palatial sets and rich costumes; Miklos Rozsa's resplendent score is also the result of painstaking research into medieval Spanish sources. The screenplay is imbued with knightly gravitas and more than a little salvation imagery, from the opening scene of the young Rodrigo rescuing a cross from a burning church, to the movie's indelible finale as The Cid rides "out of the gates of history into legend". Charlton Heston is at his most indomitable as Rodrigo, "The Cid", a natural leader of men and the embodiment of every manly virtue (note that he fathers twins--a sure token of his virility); Sophie Loren is ravishing as Chimene, the woman whose love for Rodrigo conflicts with her filial instincts after he kills her father, the king's champion, over a point of honour. Their scenes together create a humane warmth at the heart of this vast movie: the moment when Chimene finally declares her love (beneath a shrine of three crosses--more symbolism) to the exiled Rodrigo forms a pivotal and very intimate centrepiece. Shortly thereafter he must rise from their rural marriage bed to lead his followers into battle, and the tension between his public and private lives adds a piquancy to the film's stunning battle sequences. The international supporting cast sometimes look like makeweights, especially when chewing on the occasionally stilted dialogue, but any such faults are easily forgiven as the scale and spectacle of El Cid carries the viewer away on a tide of chivalry. --Mark Walker
"Bright and luminous, crystalline, with shades of silver and blue. Its robust body, giving off an aroma of roasted agave, is intense and herbal, with touches of...... more
"Bright and luminous, crystalline, with shades of silver and blue. Its robust body, giving off an aroma of roasted agave, is intense and herbal, with touches of fresh mint and light touches of olive and smokiness. Smooth and sweet to the taste, its flavour has tremendous staying-power."
Laserworld EL-350 RG, Tired of single color green lasers, doing single color green tunnels? Go for the next step, add color to your lasershow! Two...... more
Laserworld EL-350 RG, Tired of single color green lasers, doing single color green tunnels? Go for the next step, add color to your lasershow! Two colors (green and red), 4 scanners, one hell of a spacious effect. No less than four stepper motors create the illusion of a complete array of laser projectors. Get incredible laser effects, in perfect timing and synchronicity. Either with music control or with DMX. You can create stunning new effects combining the various effect channels of the powerful EL-350RG.Technical specifications: Output power: min: 230nW max: 350mW RG, Lasers: aircooled laser diodes, RED: >150mW / 655nm; GREEN: > 80mW / 532nm, laser class: 3b, Beam properties: 3mm/1,5mrad, Scanner system: high-speed micro step motors, Deflection angle: max. 30 optical, Scanspeed: 2-5kpps., Control mode: DMX 512, Stand-Alone (Auto / Sound), DMX 512: 9 channels, basic patterns: 50 (layers, tunnels, fences, waves...), effects: more than 350 different beam effects, Laser Safety: compliance to IEC 60825-1, accessories: power cable, manual, power supply: 85V - 250V AC 50/60 Hz, power consumption: 40W, measurements: 435 x 205 x 130 mm (L x W x H), weight: 7 kg
Laserworld EL-150B. Description: with ultra bright royal blue! Easy to use: Our Ecoline Series. With their ability to automatically run by music...... more
Laserworld EL-150B. Description: with ultra bright royal blue! Easy to use: Our Ecoline Series. With their ability to automatically run by music control, they are perfect lasers for beginners. Ecoline lasers can perfectly be used in pubs and small clubs. Compact sizes and very economic prices make them versatile lasers for mobile use or your private party. The units have enough output power to create stunning laser effects in small to medium-sized rooms. Add a small fog machine and you can achieve an amazing effect for little money. All lasers can run their patterns to the rhythm of the music you do not have to worry about the control. The various patterns, such as waves or tunnels, look almost as professional as from high end projectors. Compact, small showlaser. Often used in bars, small clubs or at parties. Very affordable and very bright output. Technical Specification: total power: min 120mW, max 150mW, power blue: >120mW / 445nm, beam specifications: ca. 3mm / 2mrad, laser source: diode, laser class: 3b, operation modes: auto, music, DMX, scanner: high-speed stepper motors, up to 2-5kpps, scan angle: +/- 30 max., basic patterns: ca. 50 (layers, tunnels, fences, waves, etc.), accessories: power cable, manual, power supply: 85V - 250V AC, power consumption: 40 W, dimensions: 155/235/100 mm, weight: 2,4 kg,
...The 6th album, ??Brothers??, was the one that punched a fist into the system that defines any duo who, in their musical personnel, consist of a bloke singing and playing a guitar, whilst the other member plays the drums, as basically being copycat The White Stripes. Yet, it is on, ??El Camino??, produced in Tennessee, Nashville, by American music lieutenant Danger Mouse, that if anything...
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...Port El Kantaoui is a purpose built Holiday Resort on the Northern Coast of Tunisia in North Africa. It is situated just a few kilometres North of Sousse, Tunisia's second largest City after the Capital Tunis.
It was built in 1979 with a modern 300 Yacht capacity Marina as its focal point. In recent years this Marina has become a popular mooring location for the rich and famous undertaking...
...Camping El Lac Banyoles Spain, Girona
This year we drove from the UK through France stopping a couple of days then into Spain through the Pyrenees. Before we went I decided that one of the places I would like to see was the town of Girona in Spain , we did not particularly wish to stay in the town so when we found there was a campsite called Camping El Lac Banyoles by the lake at Banyoles...