April 11, 2007
The Other Conquest to be rereleased
Domingo's Aztec History Lesson Re-Released After Seven Years
Opera 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.
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No reviews were found in writerfella's quick searches, but Box Office Mojo reflect that the film THE OTHER CONQUEST was released 4/21/2000 and shown nationwide in only 74 theaters, bringing in a total box office of $886,410. There was no international figure, so that may or may not mean anything to the disparity between the officially recorded $886,410 and the quoted estimate of $3 million. No mention of DVD on initial release, either, and so one must assume it is being re-released to allow for a DVD.
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.
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Well, it sure as hell shot by writerfella without even a contrail!
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.
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