King Lear

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Genre Drama
Format Import, PAL, Widescreen, Subtitled
Contributor Valentina Shendrikova, Vladimir Yemelyanov, Grigori Kozintsev, Galina Volchek, Regimantas Adomaitis, Karlis Sebris, Leonhard Merzin, Elza Radzina, Jri J舐vet, Oleg Dal, Iosif Shapiro, Aleksandr Vokach See more
Language Russian
Runtime 132 minutes

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  • Aspect Ratio ‏ : ‎ 1.78:1
  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ No
  • Language ‏ : ‎ Russian
  • Package Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 18.03 x 13.76 x 1.48 cm; 79.66 Grams
  • Item Model Number ‏ : ‎ 0711969116991
  • Director ‏ : ‎ Grigori Kozintsev, Iosif Shapiro
  • Media Format ‏ : ‎ Import, Subtitled, PAL, Widescreen
  • Run time ‏ : ‎ 132 minutes
  • Actors ‏ : ‎ Jri J舐vet, Elza Radzina, Galina Volchek, Valentina Shendrikova, Oleg Dal
  • Subtitles: ‏ : ‎ English
  • Language ‏ : ‎ Russian (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Studio ‏ : ‎ Mr Bongo
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B005FXO5Q2
  • Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 1
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: Russian ( Mono ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: King Lear of England (Jri J舐vet) retires from his throne of power. His decision to divide his kingdom among his elder daughters, over the warnings of his youngest Cordelia (Valentina Shendrikova), sparks off a chain of events that engulfs the entire countryside. Lear's final days are marked by dissension, internecine conflict and terrible violence. Humiliated and banished by his daughters, the King wanders the countryside like a beggar, accompanied by his Fool and a few faithful servants. Driven mad by despair, Lear's megalomania consumes him to the point of blindness. One of William Shakespeare's darkest works, King Lear receives vivid expression in this esteemed Russian rendition. The film's use of widescreen and its stark black-and-white cinematography provide an expansive cinematic dimension to the tragedy. Working with a translation from Nobel Laureate Boris Pasternak, Grigori Kozintsev in the final film of his career, fashions a fitting twilight work; achieving in this harsh tale of mortality and power, a tranquility in form and assurance of vision. ...King Lear (1971) ( Korol Lir )

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Ian T
5.0 out of 5 stars Mesmerising
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 January 2016
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1.0 out of 5 stars King Lear unplayable.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 March 2019
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1.0 out of 5 stars King Lear unplayable.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 March 2019
The product was so damaged that it was unplayable on my DVD player and laptop. It was sold as used but looked more abused !
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Nicholas Casley
4.0 out of 5 stars "Aye, every inch a king"
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 November 2012
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1.0 out of 5 stars Great Film. Awful quality DVD - DO NOT BUY
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 November 2012
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hervorragende Verfilmung
Reviewed in Germany on 29 November 2012
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