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Trailer for Restored 'The Lion in Winter' Starring Hepburn & O'Toole

23 November 2016 11:12 AM, PST | | See recent news »

"Now I have only one desire left - to see you King." Rialto Pictures has revealed a captivating trailer for the brand new 4K restoration re-release of the classic historical drama The Lion in Winter, which won three Academy Awards back in 1969. Katharine Hepburn (who won Best Actress for this) stars as Eleanor of Aquitaine, along with Peter O'Toole (who was also nominated but didn't win) as King Henry II - they play husband and wife. The ensemble cast also includes a young Anthony Hopkins, a young Timothy Dalton, John Castle, Nigel Terry, Jane Merrow and Nigel Stock. This is perfectly timed for a holiday season re-release, as the film takes place during a Christmas Court in the 12th Century. This trailer also features some of John Barry's Oscar-winning score. If you're never seen the film, no better time than now to catch it. Here's the new trailer for »

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Katharine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole Quarrel in Trailer for ‘The Lion in Winter’ Theatrical Restoration

23 November 2016 5:38 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Nearly fifty years since its initial theatrical release, Christmas will be coming early as Anthony Harvey‘s acclaimed drama The Lion in Winter will be returning to theaters. Starring Peter O’Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, and Timothy Dalton, the period drama has undergone a 4K restoration thanks to StudioCanal and now we have a new trailer.

Winner of three Academy Awards — Hepburn for Best Actress, James Goldman for Best Screenplay and John Barry for Best Music — the film follows King Henry II in 1183 as he decides who will inherent the throne. A timely restoration considering it occurs during Christmas Court, the trailer certainly highlights that aspect. If you’re not in New York or Los Angeles, one can expect a U.S. home video release (Criterion?) sometime next year.

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The most royal of the cycle of ’60s films dealing with the history and palace intrigues of Tudor England, »

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