The Royal Hunt of the Sun (film)
The Royal Hunt of the Sun is a 1969 British-American epic historical Drama film based on the play of the same name by Peter Shaffer. It stars Robert Shaw as Francisco Pizarro and Christopher Plummer as the Inca leader Atahualpa. Plummer appeared in stage versions of the play before appearing in the film, which was shot in Latin America and Spain. The film and play are based on the Spanish conquest of Peru by Pizarro in 1530.
|The Royal Hunt of the Sun|
Theatrical Release poster by Howard Rogers
|Directed by||Irving Lerner|
|Produced by||Robert Sisk|
|Screenplay by||Philip Yordan|
|Based on||The Royal Hunt of the Sun|
by Peter Shaffer
|Music by||Marc Wilkinson|
|Edited by||Bill Lewthwaite|
Cinema Center Films
|Distributed by||Rank Organization (Great Britain)|
National General Pictures (United States)
With a small rag-tag band of soldiers, Francisco Pizarro enters the Inca Empire and captures its leader, Atahualpa. Pizarro promises to free him in return for a golden ransom, but later finds himself conflicted between his desire to conquer and his friendship for his captive.
The Royal Hunt of the Sun was released to DVD by CBS Home Entertainment on November 25, 2014 via its CBS MOD DVD-on-demand service.