Mill Creek Through the Decades: 1960s Collection: Genghis Khan (1965)

Henry Levin made the Eurospy films Kiss the Girls and Make Them DieThe Ambushers and Murderers’ Row, as well as Journey to the Center of the EarthThe Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm and Where the Boys Are.

It tells the story of how Temujin (Omar Sharif) — joined by Geen (Michael Hordern) and Sengal (Woody Strode) — goes from a prisoner to Genghis Khan, the Prince of Conquerors. He falls for Bortei (French actress Françoise Dorléac), but loses her to Jamunga (Stephen Boyd) — the man who had imprisoned Temujin before — who assaults her and captures her for his own.

Plus, you get appearances by Eli Wallach, Telly Savalas (and his brother George), James Mason and Yvonne Mitchell. Shot in Yugoslavia, it looks gorgeous, cost a ton and really plays loose with history — and whitewashing — which is how movies were made in 1965.

Mill Creek’s new Through the Decades: 1960s Collection has twelve movies: How to Ruin a Marriage and Save Your Life, The Notorious Landlady, Under the Yum Yum Tree, The Chase, Good Neighbor Sam, Baby the Rain Must Fall, Mickey One, Lilith, Luv, Who Was That Lady? and Hook, Line and Sinker. You can get it from Deep Discount.

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