1962 Classic ‘Marco Polo’ Gets DVD, Blu-ray Disc Release Dates
January 27, 2023
The 1962 adventure classic Marco Polo will be released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on Feb. 7 by Kino Lorber as part of the independent film distributor’s Studio Classics line.
The film stars Rory Calhoun (Apache Territory, The Colossus of Rhodes) as Marco Polo, the legendary 13th-century explorer who journeys to China with the aim of expanding world trade. There, he meets Princess Amuroy, played by Yôko Tani (The Savage Innocents, Samson and the 7 Miracles of the World), and an old hermit who has just invented gunpowder.
With this explosive new “magic,” Marco builds a special cannon and spearheads a rebellion against an evil warlord.
Marco Polo was directed by Piero Pierotti (Hercules and the Masked Rider) with additional scenes by Hugo Fregonese (The Death Ray of Dr. Mabuse) in sweeping CinemaScope and eye-popping Technicolor.
The film has been newly restored in 4K. The disc release includes a new audio commentary by novelist and critic Tim Lucas, as well as the original theatrical trailer and optional English subtitles.