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Academy Award winners Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush join Academy Award nominee Clive Owen in a gripping historical thriller full of suspense, intrigue and adventure!

When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd advisor must act to safeguard to the lives of her people. But when a dashing seafarer, Walter Raleigh, captures her heart, she is forced to make her most tragic sacrifice for the good of her country.

Elizabeth: The Golden Age tells the thrilling tale of one woman's crusade to control her love, destroy her enemies and secure her position as a beloved icon of the western world.

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Studio Universal
SKU 206533775
UPC 025193333223
UPC 14 00025193333223
Format DVD
Release Date 2/5/2008
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Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
A.R. Rahman - Original Music By
Cate Blanchett - Actor
Christian Huband, et. al. - Art Director
Clive Owen - Actor
Craig Armstrong - Original Music By
Geoffrey Rush - Actor
Guy Dyas - Production Designer
Jill Bilcock - Editor
Michael Hirst - Writer
Michael Hirst - Executive Producer
Remi Adefarasin - Cinematographer
Rhys Ifans - Actor
Shekhar Kapur - Director
Tim Bevan - Producer
William Nicholson - Writer
Awards
Nominee (2008) Golden Globe, Cate Blanchett, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
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Review Elizabeth: The Golden Age lacks the intricate plotting that characterized its predecessor. The screenplay is more action-oriented but not as smart, and some of the dialogue is downright cheesy. Many of those involved in the first Elizabeth have returned, including actors Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush; director Kapur; screenwriter Michael Hirst; and cinematographer Remi Aderfarasin. For the most part, Elizabeth: The Golden Age feels like what it's supposed to be - a continuation of the story begun in the 1998 feature. If it lacks the power and grandeur of the first chapter...well, sequels almost always show a fall-off, and here at least the drop isn't precipitous...Blanchett is the film's chief asset, picking up where she left off nearly ten years ago. This isn't the star-making turn it was at that time, but it's solid, colorful work. Geoffrey Rush has less to do and, as a result, is a less forceful presence. Clive Owen is suitably dashing and Abbie Cornish is adorable, but neither draws the camera's attention with regularity. Although the performances are all workmanlike, they are unlikely to garner much notice when it comes time for Oscar nominations to be announced.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, Widescreen, English, Spanish, French, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1)
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Video Format DVD
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J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader ...Blanchett returns to the role that made her a star, and...this sequel to "Elizabeth" (1998) is...just as entertaining.
Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle An enticingly risque saga of the 16th century monarch.

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