April 11, 2007

The Other Conquest to be rereleased

Domingo's Aztec History Lesson Re-Released After Seven YearsOpera star PLACIDO DOMINGO's seven-year-old movie epic THE OTHER CONQUEST is to be re-released in US cinemas to mark Mexico's national day Cinco de Mayo (05MAY07). The film, about the ancient Aztec tribe's efforts to preserve its culture in the wake of the Spanish invasion in the early 16th century, was released to limited cinemas in 2000 and grossed an estimated $3 million (GBP1.5 million). But, following the success of MEL GIBSON's APOCALYPTO movie, Domingo and his fellow producers have decided the time is right to re-release their film. Domingo also appears on the movie's soundtrack, performing an aria that was written especially for the film.


Rob said...

The Other Conquest was always intended to be a small art-house film, not a major release like Apocalypto. With no star attached, it's not surprising it came and went without notice.

Rob said...

I noted The Other Conquest when it came out. See Indian Comics Irregular #30:  Conquest Rules, X-Files Drools for details. But I didn't get to see it in the theater, and it's not on Netflix yet, so I still haven't seen it.