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The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

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Genres: Biography, Drama, History
Starring: Bette Davis, Errol Flynn
Director: Michael Curtiz
Plot Synopsis:

Bette Davis and Errol Flynn made The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex fascinatingly public, striking sparks in this lavish Technicolor® tale of the ill-fated love between the aging Elizabeth I and the dashing Earl of Essex. Thoroughly unglamorous here – eyes and hairline shaved, face painted chalky white – double Academy Award® winner* Davis exudes such intelligence, energy and ardor that her romance with the decades-younger Essex (Flynn at the peak of his remarkable good looks and athletic verve) is completely believable. Based on Maxwell Anderson's play Elizabeth the Queen and directed by Michael Curtiz, this nominee for five Oscars takes liberties with historical accuracy, but none with dramatic impact. Long may these tempestuous, titled lovers reign!

  • Release Details
    Release Date: May 25th, 2021
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Movie Release Year: 1939
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Warner Archive Collection
  • Technical Specs
    Length:106 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM FROM THE ORIGINAL TECHNICOLOR NEGATIVES
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.37:1
    Audio Formats:English: DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH
    Special Features:
    • Leonard Maltin Hosts Warner Night at the Movies 1939 with Newsreel
    • Musical Short "The Royal Rodeo"
    • Cartoon - "Old Glory"
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Featurette "Elizabeth and Essex: Battle Royale"