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Samson and Delilah

Hedy Lamarr , Victor Mature , Cecil B. DeMille    Unrated   VHS Tape
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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Behaving as if it hadn't already been immortalized in Judges, chapters 13-16, Cecil B. DeMille immortalized history's most famous haircut all over again in this 1949 classic of the Epic Saga genre. Victor Mature is a trifle bovine as Samson--which perhaps isn't so inappropriate--but Hedy Lamarr's Delilah is a magnet on fire. Impossibly perfect and sexy, she sashays through the movie in a whole wardrobe of revealing halter tops, bending the men like blades of grass. These days it's hard to enjoy a DeMille film without condescension: from Samson's fight with a lion that might well be stuffed, to the famous collapsing-temple scene, we are constantly aware of how far movies have come, and the Philistines parade around in costumes that won an Oscar but can only remind the modern viewer of Klingon cocktail parties. But in so many other ways this is very classy filmmaking. DeMille takes considerable liberties with the biblical story to come up with a sort of Ur-narrative of love, betrayal, and remorse that you can swallow very nicely with or without its religious ingredient. Best exchange: Lamarr--"You killed him with... your hands. Oh, Samson!" (Jumps on Mature's back.) Mature--"Hey! One cat at a time!" Also stars George Sanders, a very youthful (and miscast) Angela Lansbury, and impassioned music by Victor Young. --Richard Farr

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4.0 out of 5 stars SAMSON ET DELILAH March 18 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Images superbes et qualité du DVD un autre film à avoir dans sa collection de DVD un classique des drames bibliques.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Five Star Classic! June 16 2013
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This is one of those nastolgic masterpieces that I was happy to get on dvd to replace my vhs version. The story is probably familiar to almost everyone. The dvd transfer is beautiful, it is full screen and you also get entrance and exit music. It is also on one disc so there is no having to pop in the second disc. To me this is the best version, actually I also have the Elizabeth Hurley version which is good. Anyway, this one is a keeper!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Deception Dec 11 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I recently bought through Amazon.ca the movie SAMSON AND DELILAH which was sold by GROOVEYARD. I received it today and I must admit I am somewhat disapointed.
This DVD is evidently a bootleg and a very bad one. The DVD cover is of poor quality as is the disc print, obviously homemade.

That is not to mention the movie itself which looks like a clip downloaded from low quality Youtube!!!! And I don't mention the menu....

And a thing that really disapoints me is the fact that I got it from Amazon and that I am not used to that kind of low quality product at their store.

I'm sorry to say this but, in the future when I make an order at Amazon, I'll make sure it's not from GROOVEYARD.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A True let down Nov. 2 2012
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I was soo very dissapointed when i got this movie, no where on the package does it indicate that there are chinese subtitles. When i contacted the manufacture for a refund there response was cold and short. I had to send out several email to confirm the procedure of returning the dvd for a refund. It has been over three weeks and i still have not heard back from them, This is my first bad experience with Amazon. The whole experience was very frustrating .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Samson&Delilah July 2 2014
By janette
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I remember watching this biblical move with my dad many years ago and loved it.They do not make movies like this anymore.That;s sad.
The quality of the movie is great,I recommend it
Janette M Chamberlain
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous May 15 2010
Format:VHS Tape
I LOVED this movie when I was a kid! And watching it at my now makes me love it even more. It helps to understand the little things more than I used to. :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Correcting an error in the Amazon review May 8 2004
Format:VHS Tape
Yeah, I give the film "four stars" but my main reason for submitting is to set the record straight. Angela Lansbury did not play Samson's sister; she played "Semadar", sister to Delilah and betrothed of Samson. Her accidental death at the hands of one of the Philistine wedding party sends Samson in a murderous rage, setting the stage for Delilah's emergence as a treacherous romantic interest.
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2.0 out of 5 stars yes, groucho, vic's chest is bigger than heddys! April 22 2004
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
when the inimitable groucho marx was asked if he was going to attend the premiere of this movie, he responded that he refused to go to any movie where the hero had a bigger chest than the leading lady!
they dont make them like this anymore, which is a good thing!
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