Starring: Christopher Bowen, Kate Steavenson-Payne, Tim McInnerny, Annette Bening, Dominic West, Dennis Lili, John Wood, Edward Jewesbury, Adrian Dunbar, Nigel Hawthorne, Donald Sumpter, Edward Hardwicke, Maggie Smith, Roger Hammond, Kristin Scott Thomas, Michael Elphick, Marc Williamson, Andy Rashleigh, Robert Downey, Jr., Tres Hanley, Bruce Purchase, Jim Carter, Matthew Groom, Bill Paterson, Jim Broadbent, Ryan Gilmore, Ian McKellen
Director: Richard Loncraine
DVD, R, 105 minutes, MGM
Richard Loncraine takes Shakespeare's classic tale of treachery, Richard III, and transplants it to the 1930s. Ian McKellen is Richard who, as the film opens, begins plotting against his brother Edward, who has just ascended to the throne after a bloody civil war. Richard begins by seducing and wedding Lady Anne (Kristin Scott Thomas), whom he made a widow during the war. With the help of some loyal henchmen, Richard succeeds in murdering his older brother Clarence (Nigel Hawthorne), which so upsets Edward that he dies. Eventually, the crown falls to the young Prince of Wales (Marc Williamson). Richard is assigned to be the young king's protector, but instead, he has the boy and his brother jailed in the Tower of London. Richard seizes control over the country, but his ruthless quest for power eventually makes him powerful enemies, led by Henry Richman (Dominic West), who attempt to stop him. ~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide.
Collectible booklet, Original theatrical trailer.
|Studio Name:||20th CenturyFox Home Entertainment|
|Screen Format:||Widescreen, Full Frame|
|Run Time (in minutes):||104 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Mono|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.25|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||7.8 x 7.8 x 7.8|
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