Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 23, 2014
Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95
Studio: CriterionJon Finch
, Roman Polanski
(Rosemary’s Baby) imbues his unflinchingly violent adaptation of William Shakespeare
’s tragedy of ruthless ambition and murder in medieval Scotland with grit and dramatic intensity.Jon Finch
) and Francesca Annis
) are charged with fury and sex appeal as a decorated warrior rising in the ranks and his driven wife, scheming together to take the throne by any means.
Co-adapted by Polanski and the great theater critic and dramaturge Kenneth Tynan
, and shot against a series of stunning, stark British Isle landscapes, this version of Macbeth
is among the most atmospheric and authentic of all Shakespeare films.
Criterion’s DVD and Blu-ray editions of Macbeth
contain the following features:
• New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray
• New documentary about the making of the film, featuring interviews with director Roman Polanski