Tempest

Directed By: Julie Taymor Starring: Jeremy Irons Helen Mirren

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Exiled to a magical island, the sorceress prospera conjures up a storm that shipwrecks her enemies, and then unleashes her powers for revenge.

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Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 219977611
UPC 786936811698
UPC 14 00786936811698
Format DVD
Release Date 9/1/2013
Rating Rating
Keywords
Islands
Romance
Shakespeare
Supernatural
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Across the Universe's Julie Taymor shakes up Shakespeare with her adaptation of THE TEMPEST, retrofitting the fantastical tale with a female lead, casting Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren in what is usually the male role of Prospero. The storyline follows the newly coined Prospera (Mirren), an exiled magician who uses her powers to call upon a tempest to bring her enemies to the island she's been forced to call home, not knowing that it will bring a suitor to her daughter, Miranda (Felicity Jones). The Miramax/Touchstone release also stars David Strathairn, Djimon Hounsou, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, and Ben Wishaw.
Reviews
New York Times "[The actors] speak the language beautifully, finding nuances of humor, feeling and fantasy packed into the prose and poetry of the script." 12/09/2010
Chicago Sun-Times "Here Prospero becomes Prospera and is magnificently played by Helen Mirren with more ferocity than resignation." 12/15/2010
A.V. Club "[Mirren is] a remarkable actress and makes for a fine Prospera, at once flinty and determined but with a pulsing parental tenderness she makes evident in lines that lesser actors might throw away." 12/09/2010
Movieline "[Wishaw] has a command of the language that, along with Mirren, sets the film along its proper axis." 12/10/2010
Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "Mirren, striding around like an ageing Glastonbury hipster, leads from the front, while Felicity Jones is an appealing presence as her lovestruck daughter Miranda." 04/01/2011
Directors
Julie Taymor
Actors
Jeremy Irons
Helen Mirren
Cast & Crew
Jeremy Irons - Star
Alfred Molina - Star
Djimon Hounsou - Star
Felicity Jones - Star
Russell Brand - Star
Ben Whishaw - Star
Helen Mirren - Star
Tom Conti - Star
David Strathairn - Star
Reeve Carney - Star
Alan Cumming - Star
Julie Taymor - Screenwriter
Julia Taylor-Stanley - Producer
Bob Chartoff - Producer
Lynn Hendee - Producer
William Shakespeare - Source Writer
Julie Taymor - Director
Technical Info
UPC 00786936811698
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 110 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  
Features
DVD, Widescreen, English, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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