Criterion Press Release: Macbeth (Blu-ray)

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    MACBETH - Blu–ray & DVD Editions
    Roman Polanski (Rosemary’s Baby) 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 (Frenzy) and Francesca Annis (Dune) are charged with fury and sex appeal as a decorated warrior rising in the ranks and his driven wife, scheming together to take the throne by any means. Coadapted by Polanski and the great theater critic and dramaturge Kenneth Tynan, and shot against a series of stunning, stark British Isle landscapes, this version of Macbeth is among the most atmospheric and authentic of all Shakespeare films.
     
    1971 • 140 minutes • Color • Stereo • 2.35:1 aspect ratio
     
    DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray• 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
    • Theatrical trailers• More!
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Terrence Rafferty 
    TITLE: MACBETH (BLU-RAY EDITION)
    CAT. NO: CC2393BD
    UPC: 7-15515-12591-8
    ISBN: 978-1-60465-897-2
    SRP: $39.95  
    PREBOOK: 8/19/14
    STREET: 9/23/14
     
    TITLE: MACBETH (2-DVD EDITION)CAT. NO: CC2394DDVD
    UPC: 7-15515-12671-7
    ISBN: 978-1-60465-898-9
    SRP: $29.95PREBOOK: 8/19/14
    STREET: 9/23/14
     
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    This is a very pleasant surprise! Polanski's is my favorite presentation of this play.
     
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    Stereo huh? I thought this was mono originally.
     
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    This film may not have been made, if it hadn't been for what happened 45 years ago, on August 9, 1969, when wife Sharon Tate and her friends were killed by the Manson Family. Polanski made this film in response to what they did, and also in response to what they did, he made this version bloodier than ever.
     
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