In honour of the 199th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, we thought we’d pass along a link to this free 1080p HD copy of the 1970 epic Waterloo starring Rod Steiger and Christopher Plummer.
Featuring the proverbial ‘cast of thousands’, Waterloo tells the story of Napoleon’s infamous 1815 final battle following his escape from exile on Elba. Both Steiger as Bonaparte and Plummer as the Duke of Wellington turn in capable performances, although the acting and dialogue at times feel a bit shopworn. Little of that matters though when considering the sheer scope of the battle scenes in Waterloo. The director, Dino De Laurentiis, reportedly used more than 17,000 extras to fill the screen, which on its own makes this one worth watching.
Available on Youtube in its two hour and eight minute entirety, Waterloo is a must see for any self-professed armchair general. Click here to watch. To enjoy the film in 1080p, click on the “Change Quality” button on the bottom right of the viewing window. And don’t forget to share your comments below. Tell us if you loved it or hated it, but make sure to watch it before the Copyright Police take it down.