The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the ... See full summary »
Alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter, DS Jim Bergerac is a true maverick who prefers doing things his own way, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations the way his boss would like.
William Skakespeare's tragic tale of star-crossed lovers, embittered families and timeless passion. Based on a stage production by Hugh Morrison, this is a filmed record of a stage ... See full summary »
A modern, punk adaptation of Shakespeare's classic. Told irreverently, this film attempts to impact the viewer in the same way theatre-goers were effected in Shakespeare's time. Bawdy, ... See full summary »
Solid, commendable production of the Shakespeare tragedy. The lead performers are especially impressive as is the supporting cast. The movie should also be commended for staying true to the the setting and not making any major changes in the original script. By presenting Shakespeare in a straightforward manner, the movie avoids the traps and pitfalls associated with trying to update the story. Jenny Agutter is wonderful as Lady Capulet and Ben Daniels gives a strong performance as Mercutio. But what essentially makes this movie watchable is the story itself which is a classic. Of course, as a television production, the movie lacks the gloss that might be found in the feature film, but more than makes up for that with skillful directing and excellent acting.
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