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Richard III (Blu-Ray) - Criterion Collection (1955)
|Actor:||Laurence Olivier, Nicholas Hannen, Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Mary Kerridge, Pamela Brown, Paul Huson, Stewart Allen, Claire Bloom, Russell Thorndike, (more)|
|Released:||April 9, 2013|
|Misc:||Color, Widescreen, NTSC, Anamorphic|
|Language:||English (Original Language), English (Subtitled)|
SYNOPSIS:With Richard III, Laurence Olivier-as director, producer and star-transfigures Shakespeare's great historical drama into a mesmerizing vision of Machiavellian villainy. Olivier's performance, viewed as the greatest of his career, charges Richard with magnetic malevolence as he steals his brother Edward's crown through a murderous set of machinations.
His inspired direction brings to the screen superlative performances by veteran theater actors Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud and the young Claire Bloom.
Filmed in Vista Vision and Technicolor, The Criterion Collection is proud to present the restored film for which Olivier received the 1956 British Academy Film Award for the Best Actor and Best Film.
- Audio Commentary by Playwright and Stage Director Russell Lees, Joined by John Wilders, Former Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company
- Great Acting: Laurence Olivier, a 1966 BBC Interview with Olivier, Hosted by Renowned Theater Critic Kenneth Tynan
- Gallery of On-Set and Production Stills and Posters, featuring excerpts from Olivier's Autobiography on Acting
- 12 Minute Television Trailer, including footage of Olivier, Producer Alexander Korda, Production Designer Roger Furse, and Other Crew Members at Work in Shepperton Studios
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Amy Taubin