Video Details

Title: CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS The Discovery (Marlon Brando)
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OUR PRICE: $24.75

Year: 1992 / VHS / 121 mins

Director: John Glen

Starring:
Marlon Brando, Tom Selleck, George Corraface, Rachel Ward, Robert Davi, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta Jones, Oliver Cotton, Mathieu Carriere, Nigel Terry, Branscombe Richmond

Video Notes:
Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus (George Corraface) has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by travelling west instead of east, across the unchartered Ocean sea. After failing to find backing from the Portugese, he goes to the Spanish court to ask Queen Isabella (Rachel Ward) and King Ferdinand (Tom Selleck) for help. After surviving a grilling from the Head of the Spanish Inquisition Tomas de Torquemada (Marlon Brando), he eventually gets the blessing from Queen Isabella and sets sail in three ships to travel into the unknown. Along the way he must deal with sabotage from Portugese spies and mutiny from a rebellious crew. VIEWER COMMENT: " This film was heavily criticised by leading reviewers. As a teacher I have used this film with students as a surprisingly accurate account. I accept that some performances are terrible (Brando) and the direction is pedestrian, but for historical accuracy it can hardly be criticised, and it's undoubtedly a fun, swashbuckling movie that can pass a wet Sunday afternoon and entertain all ages. Buy it or view it; just don't expect too much."