Richard III [1955] [Criterion] (BLU)

Laurence Olivier

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In Richard III, director, producer, and star Laurence Olivier brings Shakespeare's masterpiece of Machiavellian villainy to ravishing cinematic life. Olivier is diabolically captivating as Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who, through a series of murderous machinations, steals the crown from his brother Edward. And he surrounds himself with a royal supporting cast, which includes Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, and Claire Bloom. Filmed in VistaVision and Technicolor, Richard III is one of the most visually inspired of all big-screen Bard adaptations.

Product Details

  • Starring: Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Claire Bloom
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Run Time: 158 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 2249

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary By Playwright And Stage Director Russell Lees and John Wilders, Former Governor Of The Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Interview With Actor Laurence Olivier From a 1966 Episode Of The BBC Series Great Acting, Hosted By Theater Critic Kenneth Tynan
  • Gallery Of Behind-The-Scenes And Production Stills and Posters, Accompanied By Excerpts From Olivier's Autobiography, On Acting
  • Twelve Minute Television Trailer Featuring Footage of Olivier, Producer Alexander Korda, and Other Cast And Crew
  • Restoration Demonstration Hosted By Director Martin Scorsese
  • Booklet Featuring An Essay By Film Critic Amy Taubin
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