Becket DVD

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Unavailable on any format for 20 years Becket makes its worldwide DVD premiere following extensive restoration aided by Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation. Becket Becket is one of the great historical epics and features one of cinema's most legendary pairings; Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole. The story tells of the tempestuous friendship between King Henry. The King appoints his trusted companion to the esteemed position of Archbishop of Canterbury believing his loyalty will give him control over the church. However Becket takes his new duties seriously and his devotion... to God soon brings him into direct conflict with the State and his lifelong friend. [show more]

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Released
14 May 2007
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
Second Sight 
Classification
Runtime
142 minutes 
Features
Anamorphic, PAL 
Barcode
5028836031192 
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play.  Becket is one of the great historical epics and features one of cinema's most legendary pairings - Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole. King Henry appoints his trusted companion to the esteemed position of Archbishop of Canterbury, believing his loyalty will give him control over the church. However, Becket takes his new duties seriously and his devotion to God soon brings him into direct conflict with the State and his lifelong friend. Recently rediscovered and beautifully restored Peter Glenville's lost masterpiece is available for the first time in almost 20 years.

The friendship between Henry II and Thomas a Becket turns sour when the latter is promoted to Archbishop and Henry's over-zealous knights decide to rid their monarch of his controversial priest. Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole star. Screenwriter Edward Anhalt won an Oscar for his adaptation of Jean Anouilh's play.

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