Mandingo is a movie based on the book Mandingo by Kyle Onstott and upon the play based thereon by Jack Kirkland. The movie was directed by Richard Fleischer. The movie tells the story of a plantation family and their slaves. The movie was a box office hit, but critical reviews were mixed. The movie is set on Falconhurst, a run-down plantation owned by widower Warren Maxwell and his son Hammond. Hammond's Mandingo slave Ganymede, or Mede is trained to fight other slaves.
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Based on the best-selling book, Mandingo is a shocking look at plantation life in the Deep South. As Maxwell focuses his attention on his wenches and Mede's brutal training, his neglected wife Susan George turns her passions towards Mede himself. The sordid doings explode across the screen as Mandingo plays out its savage and dramatic story. Up to now Legend Films has been a company mainly known for its colorization technology. Ray Harryhausen used its system to apply a wash of tints to his 20 Million Miles to Earth. But Legend also has a DVD division that has just grown larger with the licensing of 32 vintage titles from Paramount Pictures, a welcome development in light of Paramount s apparent reluctance to exploit its studio library. And none of these Paramount-Legend films, this purist notes with relief, are in need of the company s primary service: all were originally filmed in color, a few even in the glorious three-strip Technicolor process.
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