A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish laird seizes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.

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In eleventh century Scotland, three witches foretell that Macbeth will become King, while Banquo will beget Kings. Macbeth accordingly has King Duncan slain, and is duly crowned in his place. But that's where his problems really begin... Written by duncan shine <shine@telecall.co.uk>

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Jason Connery's father Sean Connery also played Macbeth in the Canadian adaptation Macbeth (1961). See more »

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Could be a lot worse
24 September 2015 | by (london,england) – See all my reviews

In terms of look and feel this is faithful to the period and Jason Connery and Helen Baxendale are excellent as the Macbeths, with the supporting cast in fine form. The film suffers from poor production values, cheesy music and some dialogue editing that is strange. However, and on balance, this is a good version of the Scottish play, and well worth a viewing. It compares favourably with most other versions and I await he new Fassbender version with trepidation, as the trailer shows totally inappropriate backgrounds. This Jason Connery version is a film interpretation of the play rather than a a film of the play as performed on the stage so allowances have to be made. The use of the Scottish accent is authentic and the costumes seem as accurate as they can be. Baxendales interpretation of Lady Macbeth is excellent, and Jason Connery makes a good fist of a difficult role.


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