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Becket [videorecording] / Hal Wallis' production
DVDs DVDs | MPI Home Video | 2007 | Widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD B DRAMA)
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Adult DVD-Feature Film DVD B DRAMA CHECK SHELF

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Imprint
[Orland Park, Ill.] : MPI Home Video, 2007.
Edition
Widescreen version.
Descript
1 videodisc (ca. 150 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Note
Includes English, dubbed French, and dubbed Spanish language soundtracks, with optional English subtitles.
Cast
Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, John Gielgud, Donald Wolfit, Martita Hunt, Pamela Brown.
Credits
Screenplay, Edward Anhalt ; director, Peter Glenville.
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
Based on the Broadway play "Becket" by Jean Anouilh ; produced upon the stage by David Merrick.
Awards
Academy Awards, 1965: Best adapted screenplay.
Note
"Restored by the Academy Film Archive Restoration Funding provided by The Film Foundation." -- Container.
Audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some sexual content and violence.
Summary
Henry II surprises England by naming his fellow rogue and trusted confidant Thomas Becket as Chancellor. But when Henry next appoints him Archbishop of Canterbury, Becket shocks the world by openly defying the King with his newfound faith and compassion. Will a desperate ruler now destroy a beloved friend to save his splintering kingdom?
Note
Special features: commentary with Peter O'Toole; interviews with editor Anne V. Coates and composer Laurence Rosenthal; archival interviews with Richard Burton; theatrical trailer; still gallery; TV spot.
Local Note
MW, 5-07
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ISBN
0788604708
9780788604706
ISBN/ISSN
030306105390
Music #
DVD1053 MPI Home Video
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