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King Lear [videorecording]: Fear and Loathing : A Study : An Approach : A Clearing : No Thing

Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; the Cannon Group, Bahamas presents ; [Golan Globus production ; written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard ; produced by Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus]
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
An experimental adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear: set at an exotic European resort, Godard assembles a vast array of characters whose bizarre personalities and troubled lives bear an eerie resemblance to the delirium of Shakespeare's classic.
Director
Jean-Luc Godard
Performers
Peter Sellars, Burgess Meredith, Molly Ringwald, Norman Mailer, Kate Mailer, Jean Luc Godard, Woody Allen, Léos Carax.
Release Date
1987
Run Time
87 min.
Language
In English; dubbed in Italian; with optional subtitles in English or Italian
Rating
Rated PG ; film per tutti, visto censura non reperibile
Notes
  • "A picture shot in the back."
  • Originally released as a motion picture by Cannon Group in 1987.
  • Based on the play by William Shakespeare.
Variant Title
Title on disc label: Re Lear
Also known as: Jean Luc-Godard's King Lear
Credits
Director of photography, Sophie Maintigneux ; editor, Jean Luc Godard.
Published
[Santa Monica, Calif.] : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios ; Milano : Distribuito da Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Italia S.r.l., [2009]
Publisher no.
  • 28971DS MGM
  • F4-SITS MGM
Description
1 videodisc (approximately 87 min.) : sound, color, with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD-5 ; PAL, region 2 ; letterbox version, aspect ratio: 16:9 (1.85:1) ; Dolby Digital stereo (English) or mono (Italian).
Technical Details
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