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Macbeth (1948)

macbeth 1948
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Genres: Drama, History, War
Starring: Orson Welles, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy
Director: Orson Welles
Plot Sypnosis:

Something wicked this way comes in Orson Welles’ cinematic retelling of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Welles stars as the titular Macbeth—a doomed Scottish lord tragically undone by his own ambition. Welles’ noir-tinged interpretation bubbles over with supernatural prophecy and murderous intrigue, effectively mixing the use of shadow and oblique camera angles to achieve an ominous sense of a land in peril. Beautifully shot by John L. Russell (Psycho) and starring Orson Welles (who also adapted, produced and directed), Jeanette Nolan (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), Dan O’Herlihy (Robinson Crusoe), Roddy McDowall (How Green Was My Valley) and Alan Napier (TV’s Batman), Macbeth is an altogether unique interpretation of Shakespeare's Scottish play. This special Olive Signature edition includes both the original 1948 107-minute cut, replete with affected highland accents, and the 1950 pared-down 85-minute re-release that removed most of the accented dialogue.

Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1948
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 107
Specs: Includes 1948 and 1950 versions
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p/AVC MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): 1.37:1
Audio Formats: English DTS-HD MA Mono
Subtitles/Captions: English SDH
Special Features: "The Two Macbeths" - an essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum