Directed by Ken Russell
Legendary filmmaker Ken Russell (The Lair of the White Worm, The Devils) directed this flamboyant film fantasia based on the life and untimely death of silent screen legend and most renowned lover, Rudolph Valentino, wonderfully played by the world's most celebrated dancer, Rudolf Nureyev (Nureyev's Don Quixote). Featuring Stunning Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky (Eastern Promises), gorgeous set designs and art direction by Philip Harrison (Mississippi Burning) and beautiful costumes by designer Shirley Russell (Reds). The Stellar cast includes Leslie Caron (Gigi), Michelle Phillips (Dillinger), Carol Kane (Hester Street), Felicity Kendal (Shakespeare-Wallah), Seymour Cassel (Minnie and Moskowitz), Linda Thorson (Tara King of the classic TV show, The Avengers) and Peter Vaughan (Straw Dogs).
Blu-ray Extras Include:
Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
"Trailers From Hell" with Bernard Rose
Animated Montage of Behind-the-Scenes Images
Orson Welles Remembers Rudolph Valentino
Trailer For Valentino's Classic "Blood and Sand"
Footage of Valentino's Funeral Procession
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