Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 19 Oct 2008
Based upon the classic novel by Nikolai Gogol, Taras Bulba is an epic tale of love, betrayal, honour and conflict. This unforgettable saga begins with story of Cossack warriors joining forces with the Polish army to rid the Ukraine of the invading Turkish. But once the battle is won the Cossacks only face treachery from their allies. Cossack leader Taras Bulba swears revenge. Raising his son with the intent of using him as a spy, Teras sends his sibling, Andrei, into the midst of Polish society with the hope of taking them down from the inside. But his plans go awry when Andrei falls in love with the young daughter of a Polish Nobleman, ensuing a conflict between national identity, obligation, duty and love. Directed by celebrated film maker J.Lee Thompson (Cape Fear, The Guns Of Navarone) with a screenplay by Waldo Salt (Midnight Cowboy, Serpico), Taras Bulba stars Yul Brynner (The Magnificent Seven, The King And I) and Tony Curtis (The Defiant Ones, The Sweet Smell Of Success) in a complex story of those who put all their faith into a sword.