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Shaka Zulu – The Complete 10 Part Television Epic

June 12, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

Product Description
Studio: A&e Home Video Release Date: 11/05/2002 Run time: 500 minutes Rating: NrAmazon.com
This sweeping miniseries from 1986 captures the rise and fall of an African emperor. Shaka Zulu begins following a British expedition sent to bargain with the fearsome Zulu army assembling on the outer edges of the British colonies in South Africa. Led by Lt. Francis Farewell (The Day of the Jackal, A Bridge Too Far), the expedition hopes to bamboozle a superstitious primitive, but their arrogance gets taken down a notch by a cunning and ruthless warlord who has unified vast territories through a combination of political charisma and military discipline. At this point, the focus shifts to how Shaka (the rivet… More >>

Shaka Zulu – The Complete 10 Part Television Epic

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5 Responses to “Shaka Zulu – The Complete 10 Part Television Epic”
  1. J. Dasilva says:

    It would better if we could see the Directors cut….

    PS

    SZ is A Wonderfull Movie…

    Dig
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. This series misrepresents the real Shaka as he has been recorded in the oral narratives of the Zulu people. Mazisi Kunene compiled these narratives in to the epic “Emperor Shaka the Great,” and it tells a much different story than the Brittish, who suffered their worst defeat prior to WWII at the hands of Shaka. I wonder what a miniseries done by them on George Washington would be like. Shaka was a genius of war and politics. He was a brilliant leader loved by his people and his legacy still lives but this miniseries is not it. It is clear that the filmmakers didn’t see it necessary to consult with any experts the likes of Kunene, and instead relied on all the discredited accounts recorded by the Brittish. What a shame the revolutionary that defied Brittish imperialism couldn’t be portrayed with the affection that Braveheart was. Clearly, the the filmmakers are just recreating the illusion they have of the Zulus and frankly it is racist. When will western people stop speaking for Africans and let them tell their own story. The real Shaka is much more inspirational, impressive and humane than this series is capable of depicting namely b/c it is a one side of the story masquerading as both sides. Read Kunene if you want the truth.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. I still havent open the package but it is a very interesting series. I saw them many years ago in a weekly special.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. Just what I wanted.Very Good
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is a Brave heart movie wayyyyy ahead of time, great plot, landscapes, action, and is a real history that is a “wanna see movie”
    Rating: 5 / 5

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