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Macbeth [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures presents a Playboy Productions, a film by Roman Polanski ; producer, Andrew Braunsberg ; writers, Roman Polanski, Kenneth Tynan ; director, Roman Polanski.

Standardized title:
Macbeth (Motion picture : 1971)
Edition:
Widescreen version (2.35:1)
Publication:
Burbank, Calif. : Columbia Tristar Home Video, [1987], c1971.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (140 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
Macbeth King of Scotland, 11th cent. -- Drama.
Gruoch, Queen, consort of Macbeth, King of Scotland -- Drama.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film adaptations.
Regicides -- Scotland -- Drama.
English drama (Tragedy) -- Film adaptations.
Motion pictures, British.
Form/Genre:
Feature films.
Motion pictures, British.
Language:
English dialogue, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles.
System details:
: DVD, 2.0 Dolby digital, Region 1 encoding.
Summary:
A classic tragedy about the lust for power and its ultimate bloody consequences. Macbeth is a Scottish war hero whose insane ambition unleashes a cycle of violence. Prompted by the supernatural prophecy of three witches, Macbeth is then goaded by his lady into slaying King Duncan in order to assume the throne. He plunges further into murder and moral decay to keep the unsteady crown on his head.
Participant:
Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Nicholas Selby, Martin Shaw, Terence Bayler, John Stride, Stephen Chase, Paul Shelly.
Credits:
Director of photography, Gil Taylor ; editor, Alastair McIntyre ; original music, Third Ear Band ; costume designer, Anthony Mendleson ; production designer, Wilfrid Shingleton.
Notes:
Based on the play "The tragedy of Macbeth" by William Shakespeare.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1971.
MPAA rating: R.
Special features: theatrical trailers.
Contributor:
Polanski, Roman. , Director, Screenwriter
Braunsberg, Andrew. , Producer
Tynan, Kenneth, 1927-1980 , Screenwriter
Finch, Jon, 1941- , Actor
Annis, Francesca, 1944- , Actor
Selby, Nicholas. , Actor
Shaw, Martin, 1945- , Actor
Shingleton, Wilfrid. , Producer
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Third Ear Band. , Composer
Columbia Pictures Corporation. , Distributor
Playboy Productions, Inc. , Producer
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm) , Distributor
Related Work:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth.
ISBN:
076788163X
Publisher no.:
043396077805
07780 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment