Becket

Burton, Richard

$34.98 
SKU: 030306180397

UPC 030306180397
Release Date 2008-11-25
Studio MPI Home Video
Discs 1
Length 150
Format Color
MPAA Rating Not Rated
Synopsis Two of the finest actors of their generation, Burton and O'Toole, square off in this splendid production of Jean Anouilh's 1959 play. The lifelong friendship of Henry II and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, is tested and ends in tragedy as Becket grows more confident and thoughtful in his position. Academy Award Nominations: 12, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor- Richard Burton, Best Actor--Peter O'Toole. Academy Awards: Best (Adapted) Screenplay (Edward Anhalt).Classic struggle between Church and Monarchy. Thomas Becket and King Henry Plantagenet engage in one of the most famous power struggles in English history. When Becket first becomes chancellor and later Archbishop of Canterbury, a rift grows between Henry II and his old friend. Some eager drunken knights trying to please the disgruntled monarch assassinate the cleric in the cathedral.Color by TechnicolorThe real fascination here is the pairing of Peter O'Toole and Richard Burton, both of whom give superb performances.
Cast Geoffrey Unsworth (Director of Photography)
Richard Burton (Star)
John Gielgud (Star)
Jean Anouilh (Source Writer)
Laurence Rosenthal (Composer)
Margaret Furse (Costume Designer)
Peter O'Toole (Star)
Martita Hunt (Star)
Donald Wolfit (Star)
Maurice Carter (Production Designer)
Peter Glenville (Director)
John Bryan (Production Designer)
Pamela Brown (Star)
Anne V. Coates (Editor)
Hal B. Wallis (Producer)
Paolo Stoppa (Star)
Sian Phillips (Star)
Edward Anhalt (Writer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Additional Release Material: Audio Commentary: Peter O' Toole
Language English
Weight 0.18000
Height 0.25000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute Standard Screen
Product Code Movie

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