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"Romeo and Juliet", one of William Shakespeare's most iconic tragedies, tells the poignant tale of young love and family conflict. Set in Verona, Italy, the story revolves around the passionate romance between Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, members of feuding families. The star-crossed lovers meet at a masquerade ball and quickly fall deeply in love, despite their families' bitter rivalry. Their secret relationship leads to a series of events...
Criterion collection volume 1171
Director Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 version of Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET, an iconic box-office record shattering adaptation, stars seventeen-year-old Leonard Whiting as Romeo and fifteen-year-old Olivia Hussey as Juliet. The raw talent of these leads capture the youth and innocence of the legendary characters like never before in what has gone down in history as one of the most profitable film adaptations of Shakespeare ever produced. Winner of...
The original star-crossed lovers light up the screen against a thumping soundtrack and a boldly imagined modern-day setting. A brand-new transfer from the original camera negative has been overseen frame by frame by director Baz Luhrmann for this Blu-ray release, making the film available in high definition for the first time.
Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays.
"This stylized film of Shakespeare's masterpiece from the National Theatre celebrates the theatrical imagination. In this contemporary retelling, a company of actors in a shuttered theater bring to life the tale of two young lovers who strive to transcend a world of violence and hate. Josh O'Connor and Jessie Buckley star as Shakespeare's immortal star-crossed lovers."--container.
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