The Last Valley (1970)

 


 

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People in a small German village in the last valley to remain untouched by the devastating Thirty Years\’ War try to exist in peace with a group of soldiers occupying the valley.

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Genre: Adventure,Drama,War

The Last Valley (1970)
   
Release Date: 28 January 1971 (USA)
Country: UK , USA
Director: James Clavell
Cast:
  • Michael Caine
  • Omar Sharif
  • Florinda Bolkan
  • Nigel Davenport
  • Per Oscarsson
  • Arthur O'Connell
  • Madeleine Hinde
  • Yorgo Voyagis
  • Miguel Alejandro
  • Christian Roberts
  • Brian Blessed
  • Ian Hogg
  • Michael Gothard
  • George Innes
  • Ralph Arliss
  • Claudia Butenuth
  • Paul Challen
  • Chris Chittell
  • Kurt Christian
  • Dave Crowley
  • Holly du Marreck
  • Mark Edwards
  • John Hallam
  • Frazer Hines
  • Leon Lissek
  • Andrew McCulloch
  • Michaela
  • Seyton Pooley
  • Irene Prador
  • Jack Shepherd
  • Vladek Sheybal
  • Larry Taylor
  • Edward Underdown
  • Tony Vogel
  • Patrick Westwood


13 Responses to The Last Valley (1970)

  1. jeffyoung1
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    The Thirty Years War was fought with such savagery, death, and wanton destruction that if atomic weapons existed in that conflict, Caucasian people would exist only in history books today.

    The term, "world war", is a 20th century invention. But there have been a number of historical military conflicts of wide enough geographical location and conflagration that, easily, would qualify for the term, world war. If those wars were awarded the term, world war, then World War II would be more like World War VIII.

    Here’s my list:

    The Persian-Greek wars

    The Ostrogothic, Visigothic, and Gothic invasions of the Roman empire

    The Hunnic successive invasions of eastern then western Europe

    The Mongol invasions of China, Central Asia, Russia, Japan, Southeast Asia

    The Imjin War of 1592-97 (Japan’s war with Korea and China)

    The Thirty Years War

    The Napoleonic Wars

  2. andremarshna2003
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    I just watched it not been able to spot him?

  3. Squeeth
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    called Shangri-La?

    Marlon the Cat 1991-17th October 2005

    Claudia the Cat 1989-19th January 2007

  4. mikbyr
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    The Last Valley should be required viewing in every high school history class. History textbooks comment that the Bill of Rights, and the first amendment in particular, were in large part a response to the religious wars of the previous century. This film shows what that means in vivid detail. It certainly answers the question "What might our lives look like without the Bill Of Rights?"

  5. TrevorAclea
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    Intrada have released a limited edition CD of the original soundtrack album (Silva’s release was a re-recording), which has better quality than the Tsunami pirate CD. Get it while you can.

    "This time it’s no more Mr. Passive Resistance!"

  6. weschingsdieder
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    I’ve immediately fallen in love with this Film when I watched it at a German 70mm-Festival on the big screen. I’m no thinking of picking it up on DVD.

    If someone can tell, what are the differences (e. g. image quality) between the Anchor Bay and the MGM releases? The Anchor Bay DVD is supposed to have a 1:2,20 aspect ratio which would be the OAR (since the film was shot on 65mm), opposite to the MGM DVD with a slightly cropped 1:2,35.

    I wouldn’t care about the bit of cropping from 1:2,20 to 1:2,35 if the image quality of the MGM DVD is better or on par with the Anchor Bay release, if both are equal, I’d prefer the latter one.

  7. jeffyoung1
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    Trins Tirol is located in the region straddling the Austrian/Italian border.

    In the movie have you ever seen a more beautiful place on earth? I’m originally from Hawaii and yet I hope Heaven looks like Trins Tirol. I want Heaven to be a quiet, beautiful, peaceful, comfortable place that looks like the beautiful meadows of Trins Tirol with its alpine meadows and forest-covered mountains. The difference is that I still want electricity to enjoy modern comforts like home lighting, refigerators, stove, television, and my DVD player. If you’re of a Christian faith like me and several billion people, don’t we all believe in a physical resurrection? That means we have to live somewhere that’s a material plane of existence. Why shouldn’t it be a perfect, idyllic representation of what we knew on earth in our present imperfect existence?

  8. senorchiste
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    Does anyone know if the story of The Last Valley was influenced significantly by the story of Seven Samurai? A preparation for an army to return by soldiers who live with the villagers for little more than food and shelter seems to be a very common storyline between the two. Of course, there are many other films that use these common themes, but I’m asking about these two films in particular. If anyone knows, please inform. Thanks.

  9. jppizzica
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  10. ironjade
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    This great, forgotten movie has been shown on Sky several times recently but only in 4:3. It’s like watching with a hand over one eye. Like Peyton Place, it’s almost impossible to find a widescreen copy . . . but it can be done.

    England Prevails

  11. charcoalchicken
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    This was a very fine film.

    The story, the music, the acting and the scenery are all great.

    I like it how it feels like you’ve actually been swept there it feels so "real" it is a great film and deserves a better rating and more people need to see it!

    8/10

  12. roguetrooper
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    The view of this beautiful Swiss Alp valley alone is worth the $10.- for this dvd. I highly recommend this!

  13. pcventures
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    The scene in which Gruber and the Captain roll dice to "win" Erica is one of my favorites in movie history.

    Nice tension, with a truly unexpected outcome.

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