Rent Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

3.0 of 5 from 486 ratings
1h 59min
Rent Mary Queen of Scots Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
  • General info
  • Available formats
Synopsis:
"Mary Queen of Scots" explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan). Queen of France at 16, widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry and instead returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. By birth, she also has a rival claim to the throne of Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie), who rules as the Queen of England. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth's sovereignty. Rivals in power and in love, the two Queens make very different choices about marriage and children.
Betrayal, rebellion and conspiracies within each court imperil both Queens - driving them apart, as each woman experiences the bitter cost of power.
Actors:
, , , , , , Thom Petty, Izuka Hoyle, , , , , , , , Greg Miller Burns, Aneurin Pascoe, , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward
Writers:
Beau Willimon, John Guy
Others:
Jessica Brooks, Alexandra Byrne, Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
British Films, Drama
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/05/2019
Run Time:
119 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • An Epic Confrontation
  • Tudor Feminism
  • Something About Marys
  • Feature Commentary with Director Josie Rourke and Composer Max Richter
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/05/2019
Run Time:
124 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, French, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • An Epic Confrontation
  • Tudor Feminism
  • Something About Marys
  • Feature Commentary with Director Josie Rourke and Composer Max Richter

Rent other films like Mary Queen of Scots

Reviews (4) of Mary Queen of Scots

Awful rubbish - Mary Queen of Scots review by MC

Spoiler Alert
28/07/2019

This is one of those films which makes your heart sink in the first minute - you carry on watching in the hope it will get better but it just gets worse. It really doesn't know what it wants to be - costume drama, historical re-enactment or fantasy. It ends up just being a mess with absurd dialogue in absurd accents and with distracting and non-sensical 'colour blind' casting which just adds to the overall silliness. All in all, it has the feel of a production by a bunch of millennials who know nothing of history and are concerned simply with superficial amateur dramatics and imposing their PC gloss on 16th century Britain at the expense of any connection with reality. If you want to see how this sort of thing should really be done then watch Wolf Hall.

10 out of 10 members found this review helpful.

Did we Really Need this Film? - Mary Queen of Scots review by AA

Spoiler Alert
13/09/2019

Another film on the life of Mary Queen of Scots, with no new insight as to what happened and the political posturing of the time, this film is a dreary piece of cinema that really ought not to have been made, apart from giving a large cast of actors technical crew work!

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Tudor feminism - Mary Queen of Scots review by Pete W

Spoiler Alert
24/10/2019

"Tudor feminism" is the title of one of the extras on this DVD and I think it tells you all you need to know about this film. Personally, I think both Elizabeth and Mary are stronger and more complex characters than they are allowed to be in this film. But the rivalry between them was many layered - the religious divide is glossed over, for example. In reality, the two main characters never met but a meeting has to be engineered for dramatic purposes (as it has been in other dramatic settings of the story). I'm not sure that if Elizabeth and Mary had met, the two would have been quite so understanding of each others position. At the end of the day, Mary tried to topple Elizabeth from her throne (or was trapped into expressing support for such a move) and paid the price.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

Help & support

Find answers to frequently asked questions and contact us should you need to

How It Works

See prices and levels and find out how Cinema Paradiso service works

Friends for Films

Invite your friends to join and get free subscription each month