The Lion in Winter Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for The Lion in Winter the Movie

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In this Showtime miniseries remake of the 1968 masterpiece, Close and Stewart gracefully, if not quite as joyously, inhabit the lead roles made classic by Hepburn and O'Toole. Using Goldman's screenplay, Konchalovsky's presentation is admirably true to its source, and the scenery in Hungary and Slovakia splendidly suits the subject. Certainly an excellent effort by a talented cast and crew, but it won't dethrone its predecessor.

Distribution

CinemaNow, 4553 Glencoe Ave., Ste. 200, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, URL: http://www.cinemanow.com, Remarks: Formerly known as Lions Gate Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 167 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Historical Drama, Royalty, British, Christmas, Adapted from a Play, Medieval Romps, Family Ties, Royalty, French
Screenplay
James Goldman
Cast
Patrick Stewart, Glenn Close, John Light, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ralph Spall, Yuliya Vysotskaya, Andrew Howard, Clive Wood
Cinematography
Sergei Kozlov
Director
Andrei Konchalovsky
Music
Richard Hartley

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