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Macbeth (1971)
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Call no.:
DVD 011 244
Title:
Macbeth
Originally produced:
1971
Format:
DVD
Summary:
A classic tragedy about the lust for power and its ultimate bloody consequences. Macbeth is a Scottish war hero whose insane ambition unleashes a cycle of violence. Prompted by the supernatural prophecy of three witches, Macbeth is then goaded by his lady into slaying King Duncan in order to assume the throne. He plunges further into murder and moral decay to keep the unsteady crown on his head.
Credits:
Columbia Pictures presents a Playboy Productions, a film by Roman Polanski ; producer, Andrew Braunsberg ; writers, Roman Polanski, Kenneth Tynan ; director, Roman Polanski.
Edition:
Widescreen version (2.35:1)
Publication:
Burbank, Calif. : Columbia Tristar Home Video, [1987], c1971.
Languages:
English dialogue, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles.
Details:
1 DVD (140 min.) : sound, color
Country of production:
United Kingdom
United States
Studio(s):
Playboy Productions, Inc
Director(s):
Polanski, Roman
Screenwriter(s):
Polanski, Roman
Tynan, Kenneth
Producer(s):
Braunsberg, Andrew
Shingleton, Wilfrid
Cast:
Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Nicholas Selby, Martin Shaw, Terence Bayler, John Stride, Stephen Chase, Paul Shelly.
Production:
Director of photography, Gil Taylor ; editor, Alastair McIntyre ; original music, Third Ear Band ; costume designer, Anthony Mendleson ; production designer, Wilfrid Shingleton.
Notes:
Based on the play "The tragedy of Macbeth" by William Shakespeare.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1971.
MPAA rating: R.
Special features: theatrical trailers.
Subjects:
Macbeth King of Scotland, 11th cent. Drama.
Gruoch, Queen, consort of Macbeth, King of Scotland Drama.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Film adaptations.
Regicides Scotland Drama.
English drama (Tragedy) Film adaptations.
Motion pictures, British.
Genre:
Feature films.
Motion pictures, British.
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Location: Van Pelt Video Collection
Format: DVD
Region: NTSC (North America)
Genre: Feature films
Genre: Motion pictures, British
Year: 1970s
Spoken language: English
Title: Macbeth
Director: Polanski, Roman
Actor: Annis, Francesca
Actor: Finch, Jon
Actor: Selby, Nicholas
Actor: Shaw, Martin
Musical score composer: Third Ear Band
Production studio: Playboy Productions, Inc
Country of production: United Kingdom
Country of production: United States
Screenplay: Original
Film technique: Live action
Cover image available: No