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Murder in the Cathedral (Limited Edition Dual Format) Murder in the Cathedral (Limited Edition Dual Format)

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. 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.
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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 Làszló Lajtha. Also included in this specially-curated edition are three of Hoellering's richly evocative short films.

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 Làszló Lajtha. Also included in this specially-curated edition are three of Hoellering's richly evocative short films.

Extras

New High Definition transfers of all films

Original theatrical version (114 mins, black and white)

Alternative festival cut (136 mins, black and white, Blu-ray exclusive): longer version of Murder in the Cathedral containing alternative and additional sequences

Alternative and deleted sequences (black and white, DVD only): footage from the longer festival cut of Murder in the Cathedral

Message from Canterbury (George Hoellering, 1944): documentary short in which the Archbishop Dr. William Temple delivers his sermon

Shapes and Forms (George Hoellering, 1950): a striking and expressive film in which examples of primitive and modern art are juxtaposed to reveal correspondences

Glasgow Orpheus Choir (George Hoellering, 1951): charming short made after the announcement of the retirement of the choir's conductor, Sir Hugh Roberton

Fully illustrated booklet with essays by Andrew Hoellering and András Szekfü, and full film credits

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673012246
Catalogue Number BFIB1224
Year 1951
Director George Hoellering
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Subtitles Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired
Language(s) English
Running time 115 minutes
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate PG

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