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The Tempest PG-13

The Tempest
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: December 20, 2011
  • Originally Released: 2010
  • Label: Touchstone / Disney
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Raising the Tempest: Julie Taymor documentary about the making of the movie
    • Julie Taymor audio commentary
    • Annotated Shakespeare: View The Tempest with audio commentary by renowned Shakespeare experts Virginia Vaughan & Jonathan Bate
    • "O Mistress Mine" music video
    • Russell Brand rehearsal riff
  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish
    • Subtitles - Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:

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Total Count: 89

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 19,164
[Wishaw] has a command of the language that, along with Mirren, sets the film along its proper axis.
Movieline
Dec 10, 2010
Rating: 6/10 -- There are two reasons to watch The Tempest: if you're a fan of Shakespeare, or a fan of Helen Mirren. Full Review
Movie Metropolis
Dec 29, 2011
The special effects are intrusive and anything but magical and the text is rather curiously edited. But it's worth seeing for Mirren. Full Review
Guardian
Mar 7, 2011
Julie Taymor has a theatre director's idea of how movies work. That's not a compliment.
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
[The actors] speak the language beautifully, finding nuances of humor, feeling and fantasy packed into the prose and poetry of the script.
New York Times
Dec 9, 2010
Rating: 2/5 -- With the exception of Ben Whishaw - who with the help of some imaginative CGI and his own beautiful verse-speaking - the rest of the actors mouth the lines without much élan. Full Review
Patrick Nabarro
Dec 2, 2018
... something about The Tempest just didn't work for me. When I see Taymor's name on a film I'm expecting something grand and beautifully fantastic, and this just fell a little flat. Full Review
Three Imaginary Girls
Mar 6, 2019

Product Description:

Across the Universe's Julie Taymor shakes up Shakespeare with her adaptation of THE TEMPEST, retrofitting the fantastical tale with a female lead, casting Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren in what is usually the male role of Prospero. The storyline follows the newly coined Prospera (Mirren), an exiled magician who uses her powers to call upon a tempest to bring her enemies to the island she's been forced to call home, not knowing that it will bring a suitor to her daughter, Miranda (Felicity Jones). The Miramax/Touchstone release also stars David Strathairn, Djimon Hounsou, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, and Ben Wishaw.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 20,799
  • UPC: 786936811698
  • Shipping Weight: 0.16/lbs (approx)
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