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Uniform Title Macbeth (Motion picture : 1971)
Title The tragedy of Macbeth [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures presents a Playboy production of Roman Polanski's film ; screenplay by Roman Polanski & Kenneth Tynan ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; directed by Roman Polanski.

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    MAC    Available
Edition Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in.
Description digital optical surround Dolby Digital 3.0 rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1
Series The Criterion collection ; 726
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 726.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 3.0 surround.
Language In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Cast Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw, John Stride, Nicholas Selby, Terence Bayler, Stephan Chase, Paul Shelley, Noel Davis, Richard Pearson, Andrew Laurence, Bernard Archard, Sydney Bromley, Ian Hogg, Diane Fletcher, Bruce Purchase, Frank Wylie, Noelle Rimmington, Maisie MacFarquhar, Elsie Taylor, Keith Chegwin.
Credits Director of photography, Gil Taylor ; production designer, Wilfrid Shingleton ; costume designer, Anthony Mendleson ; music by The Third Ear Band ; editor, Alistair McIntyre ; art director, Fred Carter ; fight director, William Hobbs ; choreographer, Sally Gilpin ; executive producer, Hugh M. Hefner.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1971.
Based on the play by William Shakespeare.
Title originates with just the word Macbeth, but then develops into "The tragedy of Macbeth."
Audience MPAA rating: R.
Summary Roman Polanski imbues his unflinchingly violent adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy of ruthless ambition and murder in medieval Scotland with grit and dramatic intensity. Jon Finch and Francesca Annis star as a decorated warrior rising in the ranks and his driven wife, scheming together to take the throne by any means.
Note Special features: Disc 1: Trailers. Disc 2: Toil and trouble : making Macbeth (new documentary about the making of the film, featuring interviews with director Roman Polanski, producer Andrew Braunsberg, assistant executive producer Victor Lownes, and stars 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); Dick Cavett and Kenneth Tynan (segment from the May 7, 1971 episode of The Dick Cavett Show, Macbeth coscreenwriter Kenneth Tynan, a legendary English theater critic, writer, wit, and outspoken opponent of censorship in the arts, discusses the controversy surrounding his risqué musical play Oh! Calcutta!); Aquarius : "two Macbeths" (segment from London Weekend Television's Aquarius series, taped on January 27, 1972, and presented by Humphrey Burton, featuers director Roman Polanski and British theater director Peter Coe discussing Shakespeare, Macbeth, and their respective productions of the play). Insert features an essay by critic Terrence Rafferty.
Contents disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. Supplements.
Subject Macbeth, King of Scotland, active 11th century -- Drama.
Regicides -- Scotland -- Drama.
Murder -- Scotland -- Drama.
Married people -- Scotland -- Drama.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Historical films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Polanski, Roman, screenwriter, film director.
Braunsberg, Andrew, film producer.
Tynan, Kenneth, 1927-1980, screenwriter.
Hefner, Hugh M. (Hugh Marston), 1926- film producer.
Finch, Jon, 1941-2012, actor.
Annis, Francesca, 1945- actor.
Shaw, Martin, 1945- actor.
Stride, John, 1936- actor.
Selby, Nicholas, 1925- actor.
Bayler, Terence, actor.
Chase, Stephan, 1947- actor.
Shelley, Paul, 1942- actor.
Davis, Noel, 1927-2002, actor.
Pearson, Richard, 1918-2011, actor.
Laurence, Andrew, actor.
Archard, Bernard, 1916-2008, actor.
Bromley, Sydney, 1909-1987, actor.
Hogg, Ian, actor.
Fletcher, Diane, actor.
Purchase, Bruce, 1938-2008, actor.
Wylie, Frank, 1935-1994, actor.
Rimmington, Noelle, 1943- actor.
MacFarquhar, Maisie, 1902-1979, actor.
Taylor, Elsie, 1907-2001, actor.
Chegwin, Keith, 1957- actor.
Taylor, Gilbert, director of photography.
Shingleton, Wilfrid, production designer.
Mendleson, Anthony, costume designer.
McIntyre, Alastair, film editor.
Carter, Fred, art director.
Hobbs, William, 1939- director.
Gilpin, Sally, choreographer.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth.
Lownes, Victor, interviewee (expression)
Simon, Frank, 1931 or 1932- filmmaker.
Cavett, Dick, interviewer (expression)
Burton, Humphrey, 1931- presenter.
Coe, Peter, 1929-1987, interviewee (expression)
Rafferty, Terrence, writer of supplementary textual content.
Third Ear Band, composer (expression)
Columbia Pictures, presenter, production company.
Playboy Productions, Inc., production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Macbeth
Note Cover title: Roman Polanski's film of the tragedy of Macbeth
Added Title Container of (work): Dick Cavett show (Television program)
ISBN 9781604658989
Standard No. 715515126717
Music No. CC2394D The Criterion Collection (set)
CC2394D-1 The Criterion Collection (disc 1)
CC2394D-2 The Criterion Collection (disc 2)

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