With "Richard III", director, producer, and star Laurence Olivier ("Hamlet") brings Shakespeare's masterpiece of Machiavellian villainy to mesmerizing cinematic life. Olivier is diabolically captivating as Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who, through a set of murderous machinations, steals the crown from his brother Edward. The supporting cast - including Ralph Richardson ("Fallen Idol"), John Gielgud ("Arthur"), and Claire Bloom ("The Spy Who Came in from the Cold") - is just as impressive. Filmed in VistaVision and Technicolor, "Richard III" is one of the most visually inspired of all big-screen Bard adaptations.
New High-definition Digital Master of the Film Foundation's 2012 Restoration, Audio Commentary by Playwright and Stage Director Russell Lees and John Wilders, Interview with Actor Laurence Olivier from a 1966 Episode of "Great Acting", Gallery of Behind-the-Scenes and Production Stills and Posters, Twelve-minute Television Trailer featuring Footage of Olivier and Other Cast, A Booklet Featuring an Essay by Film Critic Amy Taubin.
|Studio Name:||Image Entertainment|
|Blu-ray Release Date:||04/23/2013|
|Screen Format:||Full Frame|
|Run Time (in minutes):||158 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||PCM Mono|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.25|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||0.94 x 4.0 x 7.37|
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