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Director: Peter Glenville     Starring: Richard Burton
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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 208660816
UPC: 030306180397
UPC 14: 00030306180397
Sales Rank: 3313
Rating: NR
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Editor's Note
Two of the finest actors of their generation, Burton and O'Toole, square off in this splendid production of Jean Anouilh's 1959 play. The lifelong friendship of Henry II and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, is tested and ends in tragedy as Becket grows more confident and thoughtful in his position. Academy Award Nominations: 12, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor- Richard Burton, Best Actor--Peter O'Toole. Academy Awards: Best (Adapted) Screenplay (Edward Anhalt).


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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: MPI
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/25/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 150 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1964
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 1803
Video UPC UPC: 00030306180397
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Richard Burton
Video Cast Info John Gielgud
Video Cast Info Peter O'Toole
Video Cast Info Martita Hunt
Video Cast Info Donald Wolfit
Video Cast Info Pamela Brown
Video Cast Info Paolo Stoppa
Video Cast Info Sian Phillips
Video Cast Info Edward Anhalt - Writer
Video Cast Info Anne V. Coates - Editor
Video Cast Info Hal B. Wallis - Producer
Video Cast Info Geoffrey Unsworth - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info John Bryan - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Maurice Carter - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Jean Anouilh - Source Writer
Video Cast Info Laurence Rosenthal - Composer
Video Cast Info Margaret Furse - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Peter Glenville - Director
Plot Summary
Classic struggle between Church and Monarchy. Thomas Becket and King Henry Plantagenet engage in one of the most famous power struggles in English history. When Becket first becomes chancellor and later Archbishop of Canterbury, a rift grows between Henry II and his old friend. Some eager drunken knights trying to please the disgruntled monarch assassinate the cleric in the cathedral.

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Sight and Sound
"The real fascination here is the pairing of Peter O'Toole and Richard Burton, both of whom give superb performances." 08/01/2007 p.85

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Product attributeVideo Format:   Blu-Ray
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