Zulu or Zulu Dawn?

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Posted by Tom on June 05, 1999 at 21:25:35:

In Reply to: Re: Zulu Dawn posted by Champ on June 04, 1999 at 22:25:29:

: > Interesting, I have no problem finding this one at various local rental shops & at our local retailer (Suncoast Videos).
: I also saw it on WTBS about 2 yrs ago (isnt the History channel a US operated station?).

Maybe you are right on availabiliy depending on region. But I think you might be confusing the two Zulu films.

I have not seen "Zulu Dawn" on television in at least 15 years. I loved it as kid and I always kept my eyes open for it to come on TV for a chance to tape it. No luck. I tried to find it to rent or purchase through various retailers such as Suncoast, Blockbuster, Camelot, and others with no luck. Last year I searched most of the major internet video retailers with little luck until I found it through a Canadian retailer. And the copy I received was printed in 1986!

"Zulu", on the other hand, is easy to find. It is on steady rotation on the History Channel and was a staple of TBS' rotation for years. I taped and then retaped it numerous times over the years. I have also seen it available for rent or purchase at dozens of video stores. (I would look for "Zulu Dawn" but all I would see was "Zulu.")

All the above leads me to question whether you are confusing the two films. An easy mistake due to their similar content and titles.

"Zulu"- 1964- Battle of Rorkes Drift. Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, and Jack Hawkins. Singing Welshmen. John Barry score.

"Zulu Dawn"- 1979- Battle of Isandlhwana. Burt Lancaster, Peter O'Toole, Sir John Mills, Simon Ward, and Bob Hoskins. Memorable Elmer Bernstein score.

I looked for "Zulu Dawn" for a long time and my final search last year led me to the conclusion that it is not easily found in the US.

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