Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Blanchett, Cate

SKU: 025192046858

UPC 025192046858
Release Date 2010-04-27
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Length 60
Format (unknown)
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis Nearly a decade after Cate Blanchett drew the attention of audiences and critics alike with ELIZABETH, the Oscar-winning actress returns to the role of the Virgin Queen. Though the protestant ruler has been on the throne for decades in 1585, Elizabeth I's reign is still under attack from both inside her country and from the continent. Her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots (Samantha Morton), carries the favor of the nation's Catholics as she schemes for the throne from prison, while Spain's King Philip II (Jordi Molla) plots an invasion with the power of his famous armada. But Elizabeth is also concerned with the arrival of Sir Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen), a charming pirate and adventurer. Unable to reconcile her feelings with her crown, she encourages Bess (Abbie Cornish), her beloved lady-in-waiting, to pursue a relationship with Raleigh. Nine years haven't dulled Blanchett's ability to play this--or any other--character with an impressive range of fire and tenderness. Her chemistry with the infinitely watchable Owen is one of the film's highlights. As in ELIZABETH, director Shekhar Kapur doesn't restrict himself from using artfully constructed shots that aren't normally used in period dramas. It's a modern retelling of history, and Kapur and his director of photograpy, Remi Adefarasin, aren't content to let the film have the standard look of many films in the genre. Costume designer Alexandra Byrne follows the same logic, creating stunning dresses for Elizabeth that draw inspiration both from modernity and the time period. If Blanchett weren't such a gifted actress, the gorgeous costumes might threaten to overtake her as the star of the film.Like the first film, ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE boasts strong acting and handsome decor....Blanchett's Elizabeth remains a commanding presence...3 stars out of 5 -- Blanchett is peerless throughout, perfectly combining public poise with private doubt...3 stars out of 5 -- [I]t is in the intimate moments that the film finds its heart....Cate Blanchett again excels...Theatrical Release: October 12, 2007[With] wonderfully detailed and vivid production and some excellent performances....[Blanchett] brings depth and subtlety to the role.[With] the ever-brilliant Cate Blanchett....Gorgeous moments and a fine script...
Cast A.R. Rahman (Composer)
Jordi Molla (Star)
Rhys Ifans (Star)
Shekhar Kapur (Director)
Tim Bevan (Producer)
Jenny Shircore (Makeup/Hair Design)
Clive Owen (Star)
Jonathan Cavendish (Producer)
Abbie Cornish (Star)
Michael Hirst (Screenwriter)
Cate Blanchett (Star)
Alexandra Byrne (Costume Designer)
Remi Adefarasin (Director of Photography)
Craig Armstrong (Composer)
Eric Fellner (Producer)
Geoffrey Rush (Star)
Samantha Morton (Star)
William Nicholson (Screenwriter)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Deleted Scenes The Reign Continues: Making Elizabeth: The Golden Age Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen and Geoffrey Rush join Director Shekhar Kapur in this exclusive look at how the next chapter in the monarch's life came to the big screen Inside Elizabeth's World Discover the Secrets behind the film's elaborate Production Design Commanding The Winds: Creating the Armada An Insider's look at how the film's massive ships and dramatic battles were created Towers, Courts and Cathedrals Explore the Historic and Sacred Locations that provided the glorious settings for the film Feature Commentary with Director Shekhar Kapur D-Box Motion Enabled Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: DTS - English, French, German, Italian, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, German, Italian, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.25000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute Additional Footage,Director Cast Commentary,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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