Rent Macbeth (1971)

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2h 14min
Rent Macbeth (aka The Tragedy of Macbeth) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Roman Polanski presents his nightmarish vision of Shakespeares classic tragedy about the lust for powerand its bloody consequences. Jon Finch is Macbeth, the Scottish war hero whose insane ambition unleashes a cycle of violence. Prompted by the supernatural prophecy of three witches, Macbeth is goaded by his Lady (Francesca Annis) into slaying King Duncan (Nicholas Selby) and assuming his throne. Macbeth plunges further into murder and moral decay to keep the unsteady crown on his head. While his wife crumbles away in guilt and madness, the haunted Macbeth fights to prevent another dark forecast which may doom him.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Andrew Braunsberg
Writers:
William Shakespeare, Roman Polanski, Kenneth Tynan
Others:
The Third Ear Band, Anthony Mendleson
Aka:
The Tragedy of Macbeth
Studio:
Columbia Tristar
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Drama
Countries:
UK
Awards:

1973 BAFTA Best Costumes

BBFC:
Release Date:
27/05/2002
Run Time:
134 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Trailers
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/04/2016
Run Time:
140 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Toil and Trouble: Making "Macbeth" a new documentary featuring interviews with Polanski, producer Andrew Braunsbeig, assistant executive producer Victor Lownes, and actors Francesca Annis and Martin Shaw
  • Polanski Meets Macbeth, a 1971 documentary by Frank Simon featuring rare footage of the film's cast and crew at work
  • Interview with coscreenwriter Kenneth Tynan Irom a 1971 episode of The Dick Cavett Show
  • "Two Macbeths", a segment from a 1972 episode of the British television series Aquarius featuring Polanski and theater director Peter Coe
  • Trailers
  • An essay by critic Terrence Rafferty

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