Murder In The Cathedral Blu-Ray + DVD

Murder In The Cathedral Blu-Ray + DVD
This astonishing adaptation of T S Eliot's classic verse drama recounts the love-hate relationship between twelfth-century British monarch Henry II and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Beckett. Featuring a cast of mainly non-professional actors, the voice of Eliot himself, and music by the internationally renowned composer Laszlo Lajtha, Hoellering's exquisitely realised film tells the story of Beckett's temptations before his murder in Canterbury Cathedral in II70. Released for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD, this rarely seen film is presented in a newly remastered version, accompanied by a selection of fascinating extras, including three of Hoellering's richly evocative short films, all made in the years before Murder in the Cathedral.

Special Features
All Films Newly Remastered In 2K, Alternative Festival Cut (139 Mins, Black And White, Blu-Ray Exclusive): Longer Version Of Murder In The Cathedral, Alternative And Deleted Sequences (Black And White, DVD Only 50 Mins): Footage From The Longer Festival Cut, Message From Canterbury (George Hoellering, 1944, 24 Mins): Documentary Short In Which The Archbishop Of Canterbury Dr. William Temple Delivers His Sermon, Shapes And Forms (George Hoellering, 1950, 21 Mins): Striking And Expressive Film In Which Examples Of Primitive And Modern Art Are Juxtaposed To Reveal Correspondences, Glasgow Orpheus Choir (George Hoellering, 1951, 13 Mins): Charming Short Made After The Announcement Of The Retirement Of The Choir's Conductor, Sir Hugh Roberton,
Illustrated Booklet With Essays By Andrew Hoellering And Andras Szekfu, And Full Film Credits
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.33:1
AudioEnglish LPCM Mono 2.0
BBFCPG
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastJohn Groser,Alexander Gauge,David Ward
ColourBlack & White
DirectorGeorge Hoellering
Discs2
FormatIncludes - Booklet
FormatDVD
FormatBlu-ray
HOH (Hard of Hearing)Yes
LanguageEnglish
RegionDVD 2
RegionBlu-Ray B
Released2015-11-23
Run Time114
Special Features
SubtitleEnglish
Year1951

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