Eureka Entertainment have today (17 February 2020) released one of the silent era’s most popular films, THE SON OF THE SHEIK; starring Rudolph Valentino in his final onscreen appearance. Released on as part of The Masters of Cinema Series in a definitive Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition, presented from a new restoration available for the first time on home video.
One of the most popular films from the silent era, director George Fitzmaurice’s The Son of the Sheik stars Rudolph Valentino who gives perhaps the finest performance of his career. Unfortunately, it would be his last, he died suddenly at the age of 31, just days before the film’s release.
In this visually intoxicating sequel to Valentino’s career-defining film The Sheik, the silent screen’s greatest lover portrays a cultured yet untamed young man who is lured into a thieves’ trap by a beautiful dancer, Yasmin (Vilma Banky). After escaping, he kidnaps the damsel and holds her captive in his desert lair, dressing her in Arabian finery and threatening to unleash his violent passion upon her. Exotic romance saturates every frame of this Orientalist epic; its sadomasochistic fantasies are acted out against the lavish set design of William Cameron Menzies (The Thief of Bagdad) and lushly photographed by George Barnes (Sadie Thompson).
THE SON OF THE SHEIK, one of the silent era’s most popular films, starring Rudolph Valentino in his final onscreen appearance, is OUT NOW on Dual Format and can be purchased here https://amzn.to/2PhFtYJ
Thanks to those lovely people at Eureka Entertainment we have three copies of The Son Of The Sheik up for grabs. To win a copy please answer the following question…
Q.How old was Rudolph Valentino when he died?
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