Culver City, CA : Columbia Pictures Corporation : Distributed by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, c2004.
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital.
In English, with optional subtitles in English, French, or Korean.
Richard Burton (Doctor Faustus), Andreas Teuber (Mephistophilis), Ram Chopra (Valdes), Richard Carwardine (Cornelius), Patrick Barwise (Wagner), Michael Menaugh (Good angel & Bishop) Richard Durden-Smith (Evil angel & Knight), David McIntosh (Lucifer), Jeremy Eccles (Belzebub), Gwydion Thomas (Lechery) Ian Marter (Pride & Emperor), Nicholas Loukes (Envy & Cardinal of Lorraine), Adrian Benjamin (Pope), Elizabeth O'Donovan (Empress), Elizabeth Taylor (Helen of Troy).
Adaptation, Nevill Coghill ; producers, Richard Burton and Richard McWhorter ; directors Richard Burton and Nevill Coghill ; director of photography, Gabor Pogany ; editor, John Shirley ; music composed and conducted by Mario Nascimbene.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.
Adapted from Christopher Marlowe's The tragical history of Doctor Faustus.
Special features: trailers (5 min.).
Filmed at Oxford University in 1966.
"A tragic legend written down in the sixteenth century wherein a learned scientist honoured with the laurels of his university, sold his soul to the devil for still greater knowledge and power in the unknown." - title screen. Deeply unsatisfied with God's decree that the reward of sin is death, Dr. John Faustus, a scholar at Wittenberg, opts to cut a deal with Lucifer. The contract--signed in Faustus's blood--stipulates that the doctor receive the services of Lucifer's lackey, Mephistophilis, for a period of 24 years, during which he has access to all knowledge, beauty, power as well as returned youth. In exchange, Lucifer receives Faustus's renunciation of Christ and, at the end of the 24 years, the doctor's soul, which he may torment in the pit of Hell for all eternity.
Doctor Faustus (Motion picture : 1967)
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