Brilliant young general Macbeth pulls off a glorious victory in battle before returning to an indolent court where honours are dispensed by whim. Spurred on by prophesying drifters and an ... See full summary »
Psycho Joe, a petrol-head from Altona, Melbourne, secures employment at a local Supermarket. Here, he meets the over-sexed Dazey. Joe and Dazey form a friendship based on a mutual interest ... See full summary »
After completing their job, two ex-cons, are quickly informed that they have assassinated the wrong individual. With the stakes high they must quickly correct their mistake before covers are blown and innocent lives are lost.
As Macbeth rides home from battle three witches stop him. They tell him that he will soon rise in power, first becoming Thane of Cawdor and then King of Scotland. King Duncan has just ... See full summary »
When should we three meet again? In thunder, lightening, or in rain?
When the hurley burley's done. When the battle's lost and won.
That will be ere the set of sun.
Where the place?
Upon the Heath, there to meet with Macbeth.
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The closing credits go from top to bottom, instead of the usual bottom to top. See more »
My favorite Macbeth movie adaptation is by far Roman Polanski, which is also one of my favorite movies. This Australian production, directed by Geoffrey Wright, brings the Macbeth story to modern times in the Melbourne underworld. Sam Worthington gives a great performance as Macbeth who along with his crazy Wife Lady Macbeth, plan out to kill the crime boss King Duncan (of course), allowing Macbeth to take over the power. This movie may seem silly at first, I wasn't sure how I was going to like it, but as the movie progresses and the actors recite the Shakespeare dialogue, I found myself drawn into the Macbeth story which I truly love. Along with a very good soundtrack and performances by all, I like this modern Macbeth very much. Shakespeare's Macbeth is a very violent story to begin with, and this version carries that off with plenty of blood and violence. This of course is not for everyone, but being a fan of Macbeth, I enjoyed it.
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