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Macbeth / Columbia Pictures presents a Playboy production of Roman Polanski's film ; executive producer, Hugh M. Hefner ; screenplay by Roman Polanski & Kenneth Tynan ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; directed by Roman Polanski.


Polanski, Roman, screenwriter, film director. (Added Author).
Hefner, Hugh M. (Hugh Marston), 1926- film producer. (Added Author).
Tynan, Kenneth, 1927-1980 screenwriter. (Added Author).
Braunsberg, Andrew, film producer. (Added Author).
Finch, Jon, 1941-2012 actor. (Added Author).
Annis, Francesca, 1945- actor. (Added Author).
Shaw, Martin, 1945- actor. (Added Author).
Stride, John, 1936- actor. (Added Author).
Selby, Nicholas, 1925- actor. (Added Author).
Bayler, Terence, actor. (Added Author).
Chase, Stephan, 1947- actor. (Added Author).
Shelley, Paul, 1942- actor. (Added Author).
Davis, Noel, 1927-2002 actor. (Added Author).
Pearson, Richard, 1918-2011 actor. (Added Author).
Laurence, Andrew, actor. (Added Author).
Archard, Bernard, 1916-2008 actor. (Added Author).
Bromley, Sydney, 1909-1987 actor. (Added Author).
Hogg, Ian, actor. (Added Author).
Fletcher, Diane, actor. (Added Author).
Purchase, Bruce, 1938-2008 actor. (Added Author).
Wylie, Frank, 1935-1994 actor. (Added Author).
Rimmington, Noelle, 1943- actor. (Added Author).
MacFarquhar, Maisie, 1902-1979 actor. (Added Author).
Taylor, Elsie, 1907-2001 actor. (Added Author).
Chegwin, Keith, 1957- actor. (Added Author).
Taylor, Gilbert, director of photography. (Added Author).
Shingleton, Wilfrid, production designer. (Added Author).
Mendleson, Anthony, costume designer. (Added Author).
McIntyre, Alastair, film editor. (Added Author).
Carter, Fred, art director. (Added Author).
Hobbs, William, 1939- director. (Added Author).
Gilpin, Sally, choreographer. (Added Author).
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Motion picture adaptation of (work): Macbeth. (Added Author).
Lownes, Victor, interviewee (expression) (Added Author).
Simon, Frank, 1931- filmmaker. (Added Author).
Cavett, Dick, interviewer (expression) (Added Author).
Burton, Humphrey, 1931- presenter. (Added Author).
Coe, Peter, 1929-1987 interviewee (expression) (Added Author).
Rafferty, Terrence, writer of supplementary textual content. (Added Author).
Third Ear Band, composer (expression) (Added Author).
Columbia Pictures, presenter, production company. (Added Author).
Playboy Productions, Inc., production company. (Added Author).
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor. (Added Author).
Director of photography, Gil Taylor ; production designer, Wilfrid Shingleton ; costume designer, Anthony Mendleson ; music by The Third Ear Band ; editor, Alistair McIntyre ; art director, Fred Carter ; fight director, William Hobbs ; choreographer, Sally Gilpin. (Cast).

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Main DVD Macbeth 2 discs (Text) 31307021671963 Storage Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781604658989
  • ISBN: 1604658983
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Director-approved two-DVD special edition, widescreen.

Content descriptions

General Note:
DVD release of the 1971 motion picture.
Based on the play by William Shakespeare.
Special features: Disc 1: Trailers. Disc 2: Toil and trouble : making Macbeth (new documentary about the making of the film, featuring interviews with director Roman Polanski, producer Andrew Braunsberg, assistant executive producer Victor Lownes, and stars Francesca Annis and Martin Shaw); Polanski meets Macbeth (a 1971 documentary by Frank Simon featuring rare footage of the film's cast and crew at work); Dick Cavett and Kenneth Tynan (segment from the May 7, 1971 episode of The Dick Cavett Show, Macbeth coscreenwriter Kenneth Tynan, a legendary English theater critic, writer, wit, and outspoken opponent of censorship in the arts, discusses the controversy surrounding his risqu©♭ musical play Oh! Calcutta!); Aquarius : "two Macbeths" (segment from London Weekend Television's Aquarius series, taped on January 27, 1972, and presented by Humphrey Burton, features director Roman Polanski and British theater director Peter Coe discussing Shakespeare, Macbeth, and their respective productions of the play). Insert features an essay by critic Terrence Rafferty.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Gil Taylor ; production designer, Wilfrid Shingleton ; costume designer, Anthony Mendleson ; music by The Third Ear Band ; editor, Alistair McIntyre ; art director, Fred Carter ; fight director, William Hobbs ; choreographer, Sally Gilpin.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw, John Stride, Nicholas Selby, Terence Bayler, Stephan Chase, Paul Shelley, Noel Davis, Richard Pearson, Andrew Laurence, Bernard Archard, Sydney Bromley, Ian Hogg, Diane Fletcher, Bruce Purchase, Frank Wylie, Noelle Rimmington, Maisie MacFarquhar, Elsie Taylor, Keith Chegwin.
Summary, etc.:
Roman Polanski 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 star as a decorated warrior rising in the ranks and his driven wife, scheming together to take the throne by any means.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 3.0 surround.
Language Note:
Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 > Film adaptations.
Macbeth, King of Scotland, active 11th century > Drama.
Regicides > Scotland > Drama.
Murder > Scotland > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Fiction films.
Topic Heading: Films for the hearing impaired.
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