This adaptation of TS Eliot's classic verse drama is released for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD in this strictly limited Dual Format Edition. Recounting the love-hate relationship between 12th century British monarch Henry ll and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, the film is unique in its use of mainly non-professional actors to tell the story of Becket's temptations before he was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170. This rarely-seen film features Eliot s voice as well as music by the internationally renowned composer LÃ szlÃ³ Lajtha. Also included... in this specially-curated edition are three of Hoellering's richly evocative short films. [show more]
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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. This astonishing adaptation of T S Eliot's classic verse drama recounts the love-hate relationship between twelfth-century British monarch Henry II and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Beckett. Featuring a cast of mainly non-professional actors, the voice of Eliot himself, and music by the internationally renowned composer Làszló Lajtha, Hoellering's exquisitely realised film tells the story of Beckett's temptations before his murder in Canterbury Cathedral in II70. Released for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD, this rarely seen film is presented in a newly remastered version, accompanied by a selection of fascinating extras, including three of Hoellering's richly evocative short films, all made in the years before Murder in the Cathedral.
George Hoellering directs this British adaptation of T.S. Eliot's drama. The film chronicles the days leading up to the murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Beckett (John Groser), and explores the temptations that haunt him in the lead up to his death in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170.