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Title Becket [dvd] / Paramount Pictures presents ; a Hal Wallis production ; screenplay by Edward Anhalt ; produced by Hal Wallis ; directed by Peter Glenville
Publisher [Orland Park, Ill.] : MPI Home Video, [2007]
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Descript 1 videodisc (ca. 150 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Tech Details DVD, NTSC; region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Language English (Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0), French (Dolby 2.0) or Spanish (Dolby 2.0) dialogue, with optional English SDH subtitles
Performer(S) Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, John Gielgud, Donald Wolfit, Martita Hunt, Pamela Brown, Sian Phillips, Percy Herbert, Niall MacGinnis, Christopher Rhodes, Peter Jeffrey, Felix Aylmer
Credits Director of photography, Geoffrey Unsworth ; editor, Anne V. Coates ; music, Laurence Rosenthal
Note Based on the play by Jean Anouilh as translated by Lucienne Hill and produced on the New York stage by David Merrick
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1964
"Restored by the Academy Film Archive Restoration Funding provided by The Film Foundation."--Container
12 Academy Award nominations including Best picture, Best actor(s), Best supporting actor, Best director and Best cinematography
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
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?
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for some sexual content and violence
Awards Academy Awards, 1965: Best Writing, Screenplay based on material from another medium (12 Academy Award nominations)
Subject Anouilh, Jean, 1910-1987 -- Film adaptations
Henry II, King of England, 1133-1189 -- Drama
Thomas, ŕ ‚ecket, Saint, 1118?-1170 -- Drama
Privy councils -- England -- Drama
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Drama
England -- Social life and customs -- 1066-1485 -- Drama
Feature films
Historical films
Biographical films
Genre Fiction films.
Subject DVD videodiscs
Alt Author Wallis, Hal B., 1899-1986
Anhalt, Edward, 1914-2000
Glenville, Peter, 1913-1996
Rosenthal, Laurence, 1926-
O'Toole, Peter, 1932-
Burton, Richard, 1925-1984
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000
Wolfit, Donald, 1902-1968
Hunt, Martita, 1900-1969
Brown, Pamela, 1917-1975
Merrick, David, 1911-2000
Anouilh, Jean, 1910-1987. Becket
Paramount Pictures Corporation
MPI Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 0788604708
ISBN/ISSN 030306105390
Music # DVD1053 MPI Home Video

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