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Richard III

Spine #213

Apr 23, 2013

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

Richard III

Other Versions:

2004 Edition

2013 Release

Directed By: Laurence Olivier
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Claire Bloom, Cedric Hardwicke, Alec Clunes, Laurence Naismith, Mary Kerridge, Norman Woodland, Esmond Knight, John Laurie, Paul Huson, Andy Shine, Pamela Brown, Clive Morton, Dan Cunningham, Douglas Wilmer, Michael Gough, Michael Ripper, Andrew Cruickshank, Stanley Baker
Licensor: Janus Films

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With Richard III, director, producer, and star Laurence Olivier brings Shakespeare's masterpiece of Machiavellian villainy to mesmerizing cinematic life. Olivier is diabolically captivating as Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who, through a set of murderous machinations, steals the crown from his brother Edward. The supporting cast-including Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, and Claire Bloom-is just as impressive. Filmed in VistaVision and Technicolor, Richard III is one of the most visually inspired of all big-screen Bard adaptations.

  • 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 from the film
  • Trailer


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