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Mark Kermode's DVD round-up

2 June 2012 4:08 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Coriolanus; W.E.; Iron Sky; Michael; Juan of the Dead

Despite the universal saleability of all things Shakespeare, there's a good reason why film-makers have previously steered clear of his later historical tragedy about legendary Roman leader Caius Martius Coriolanus. Famously featuring one of the Bard's most opaque antiheroes (a role that has variously challenged the skills of Olivier, Burton, Hopkins and even Christopher Walken), it's the kind of play that is frequently accused of engaging neither sympathy nor emotion.

Hats off, then, to first-time director Ralph Fiennes, whose Coriolanus (2011, Lionsgate, 15) relocates the action to a latterday war zone, garlanding the Shakespearean dialogue with contemporary trappings (tanks, handguns, rolling news broadcasts) in the manner of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet or Richard Loncraine's Richard III.

Shot in Serbia and laced with images that echo TV coverage of all too recent conflicts, this beautifully streamlined adaptation cuts right to the heart »

- Mark Kermode

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