King Lear

King Lear

DVD - 2005
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When England's aging King Lear renounces his throne to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, treachery, madness and murder soon follow. After banishing Cordelia, his most loyal daughter, Lear is betrayed and cast out by her elder sisters Regan and Goneril. Meanwhile, evil brews at the Gloucester castle as Edgar falls victim to his brother's deception. As battle lines are drawn and backs are stabbed, Lear rages against a fearsome storm. Can a man undo his wrongs? Will Cordelia be saved? Or will the wheels of fate crush all in its way?
Publisher: [United States] : A & E Home Video ; [Place of publication not identified] : FremantleMedia : Distributed by New Video, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780767076715
0767076710
Branch Call Number: DVD 822.33 T3 K584D 2005
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 156 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround sound,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
laser optical,NTSC
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda

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redchard40
Sep 18, 2016

Absolutely masterful retelling of Shakespeare play. Spare, bleak, but wonderfully acted with brilliant lean score by Shostakovich.

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rayleroy
Jul 29, 2016

Very engrossing. Wonderful cinematography and spot-on casting/acting.

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mdubuque
Jun 15, 2014

This is the immortal version of Lear with Orson Welles. Nobody performed Shakespeare as memorably as Welles, in my view.

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G100
May 05, 2013

Its basically created by the Soviet All-Star team of the arts. Its my favorite Lear -- even counting Kurosawa's Ran.

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Tashi
May 15, 2010

Wonderful adaptation if Shakespeare's King Lear.
One of the best I have seen.

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