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Becket [videorecording] / CPI ; Hal Wallis' production ; screenplay by Edward Anhalt ; directed by Peter Glenville.

Edition:
Anamorphic widescreen.
Publication:
[Orland Park, IL] : MPI Home Video, c2007.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (ca. 150 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
Anouilh, Jean, 1910-1987 -- Film adaptations.
Henry II, King of England, 1133-1189 -- Drama.
Thomas, à Becket, Saint, 1118?-1170 -- Drama.
Privy councils -- England -- Drama.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Drama.
England -- Social life and customs -- 1066-1485 -- Drama.
Friendship -- England -- Drama.
England -- Drama.
Motion pictures, British.
Form/Genre:
Historical films.
Feature films.
Motion pictures, British.
Film adaptations.
Language:
In English, French or Spanish with English subtitles.
System Details:
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1, 2.0 stereo; Region 1.
Summary:
"Henry II surprises England by naming his fellow rogue and trusted confidant Thomas Becket as Chancellor. But when Henry next appoints him Archbishop of Canterbury, Becket shocks the world by openly defying the King with his newfound faith and compassion. Will a desperate ruler now destroy a beloved friend to save his splintering kingdom?"--Container.
Participant:
Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, John Gielgud, Donald Wolfit, Martita Hunt, Pamela Brown.
Credits:
Director of photography, Geoffrey Unsworth ; editor, Anne V. Coates ; music, Laurence Rosenthal.
Notes:
Based on the Broadway play "Becket" by Jean Anouilh ; produced upon the stage by David Merrick.
Aspect ratio 2.35 :1.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
Special features: commentary with Peter O'Toole; interviews with editor Anne V. Coates and composer Laurence Rosenthal; archival interviews with Richard Burton; theatrical trailer; still gallery; TV spot.
Contributor:
Glenville, Peter, 1913-1996. , Director
Wallis, Hal B., 1899-1986 , Producer
Anhalt, Edward, 1914-2000. , Screenwriter
O'Toole, Peter, 1932- , Actor
Burton, Richard, 1925-1984 , Actor
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000. , Actor
Wolfit, Donald, 1902-1968. , Actor
Brown, Pamela, 1917-1975. , Actor
Rosenthal, Laurence, 1926- , Composer
Merrick, David, 1911-2000 , Producer
Anouilh, Jean, 1910-1987. , Author
CPI (Firm) , Producer
MPI Home Video (Firm) , Distributor
ISBN:
0788604708
OCLC:
79834416
Publisher Number:
030306105390
DVD1053 MPI Home Video
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