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DVD 005 796
1585: Philip II's Catholic Spain is the most powerful empire in the world. Only England, ruled by Protestant Elizabeth, stands against him. The Queen is threatened by a depleted treasury, constant threats of assassination, and plots by Philip to install her cousin, Queen Mary of Scotland, on her throne. To which end a great armada is poised to invade England--as punishment for the capture of his treasure-ships, and to make Europe safe for Catholicism--even as Elizabeth's attention is diverted to Sir Walter Raleigh, returned from the New World with two gifts: the territory of Virginia and tobacco. Facing her greatest challenge, Elizabeth must rally her country to safeguard her kingdom, destroy her enemies, and secure her position as "Mother to her people."
Universal Pictures and StudioCanal present ; in association with MP Zeta Productions ; a Working Title production ; a Shekhar Kapur film ; produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jonathan Cavendish ; written by William Nicholson and Michael Hirst ; directed by Shekhar Kapur.
Anamorphic widescreen presentation.
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Company : Distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2008, c2007.
In English, French, or Spanish; subtitles in French or Spanish.
Closed-captioned in English; optional English SDH.
1 DVD (115 min.) : sound, color
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Universal Pictures (Firm)
Motion Picture Zeta Produktions Gesellschaft (Firm)
Working Title Films
Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen, Rhys Ifans, Jordi Molla, Abbie Cornish, Samantha Morton.
Director of photography, Remi Adefarasin ; editor, Jill Bilcock ; music by Craig Armstrong and Ar Rahman ; production designer, Guy Hendrix Dyas ; costume designer, Alexandra Byrne ; make-up and hair designer, Jenny Shircore.
Aspect ratio 1.85:1.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007.
Special features: Deleted scenes (9 min.); The reign continues: Making "Elizabeth: the golden age" [featurette] (12 min.); Inside Elizabeth's world [featurette] (8 min.); Commanding the winds: Creating the Armada [featurette] (12 min.); Towers, courts and cathedrals [featurette] (11 min.); Feature commentary with director Shekhar Kapur [audio feature].
Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603 Drama.
Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618 Drama.
Walsingham, Francis, Sir, 1530?-1590 Drama.
Philip II, King of Spain, 1527-1598 Drama.
Spain. Armada Drama.
Kings and rulers Drama.
Armada, 1588 Drama.
Motion pictures, British.
Motion pictures, French.
Motion pictures, German.
Great Britain History Elizabeth, 1558-1603 Drama.
Spain History Philip II, 1556-1598 Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.