Macbeth Movie Review 1971

Information and Film Reviews for Macbeth the Movie

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Polanski's notorious adaptation of the Shakespearean classic, marked by realistic design, unflinching violence, and fatalistic atmosphere. Finch and Annis star as Macbeth and his equally murderous lady (who appears nude in the sleepwalking scene). Polanski's first film following the grisly murder of his pregnant wife, actress Sharon Tate, was torn apart by critics but it contains stunning fight scenes and fine acting. It is in fact a worthy continuation of his work in the horror genre. Very well made. First film made by Playboy Enterprises. Originally rated X.

Distribution

Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 139 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Tragedy, Royalty, Adapted from a Play, Plays to Film: William Shakespeare, Death & the Afterlife
Screenplay
Roman Polanski, Kenneth Tynan
Cast
Jon Finch, Nicholas Selby, Martin Shaw, Francesca Annis, Terence Baylor, John Stride, Stephan Chase, Noelle Rimmington, Maisie Farquhar, Elsie Taylor
Cinematography
Gilbert Taylor
Director
Roman Polanski
Producer
Andrew Draunsberg, Hugh Hefner

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