NOTE: THIS IS A BILINGUAL COVER AND PICTURE IS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT. ACTUAL PRODUCT SAYS, "DOBLADA EN ESPANOL"
King Solomon led a grand life, thus rating this epic movie told in two parts, averaging 86 minutes apiece. Director Roger Young chronicles the king's rise from the weakling mama's boy of Bathsheba to a ruler known for his wisdom, international alliances, construction of the Jewish temple, and oh yes, those thousand wives--concubines included. Part 1 spends the first hour tracing the rivalry of Solomon (Ben Cross) with half-brother Adonijah, before and after the death of their father King David (Max Von Sydow in a brief appearance). It then makes a 10-year leap to dramatize his famous method of divining the true mother of a contested infant. In Part 2, the filmmakers embrace the legend that Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (Vivica A. Fox) had a romantic as well as political alliance, suggesting that they were the star-crossed loves of each other's life and introducing some soft-focus nudity. With the queen's departure, Solomon descends into materialism and idolatry. The performances are strong and the script, penned by Bradley Winter, artfully weaves in background information to give the viewer helpful historical context. --Kimberly Heinrichs
Defeating his older brother Solomon is crowned King of Israel and rules the land with love peace and respect. While visiting the city Solomon meets the beautiful Queen of Sheba and falls in love at first sight. When the time comes for her to return to her homeland Solomon is unable to convince her to stay. Bereft of her beauty and companionship he falls into a deep depression departing from his idyllic world of peace and luxury while his kingdom threatens to collapse.System Requirements: Running Time 172 MinFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: DRAMA Rating: NR UPC: 031398745327 Manufacturer No: VM7453D