Herod the Great DVD
Herod the GreatDVD
The final dark years of the ancient tyrant Herod are chronicled in this forgotten 1960 Italian epic. Edmond Purdom plays Herod in a story that begins with his defeat by Rome and ends with his slide into lunacy after sending Christ to death at the hands ofPontius Pilate. Throughout, Herod is portrayed as embittered and unbalanced, gripped by raging anger in this gloomy but affecting picture.