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Coriolanus Blu-ray Review

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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted May 23 2012 - 01:58 PM

William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus has never been one of the more popular of the Bard’s tragedies to stage. The protagonist is rather grim and inflexible, there are no real subplots with colorful villains plotting his downfall, and the text doesn’t offer any singular monologue that has lived outside the confines of the play itself. Despite its lack of public identification, actor Ralph Fiennes has brought the play to the screen directing it as an updated, ripped-from-the-headlines kind of central European civil war saga that cuts Shakespeare’s text judiciously but retains the fervor of battle-scarred ego and reputation that war films typically generate.





#2 of 3 OFFLINE   PaulDA



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Posted March 01 2013 - 10:14 AM

I just watched this and loved it. My rental copy is from a Canadian distributor and the short featurette is in hi-def. I will be adding it to the collection, so I'll listen to the commentary another time. Totally agree with your assessment of Redgrave.
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#3 of 3 OFFLINE   Richard V

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Posted March 01 2013 - 10:17 AM

Thoroughly enjoyed this movie, excellent perfomances all the way around, and yes, it reminded me of the present day Balkan wars.
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