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Goya's ghosts [videorecording] /

by Bardem, Javier; Zaentz, Saul; Forman, Miloš; Carrière, Jean-Claude; Portman, Natalie; Skarsgård, Stellan; Quaid, Randy; Gómez, José Luis; Lonsdale, Michaël; Samuel Goldwyn Films (Firm); Xuxa Produções; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2008Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1424864135:; 9781424864133.Language note: Closed-captioned; in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 surround) or French (Dolby Digital 5.1 surround) with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.Title notes: $19.99 3/29/2008Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828 -- Drama | Inquisition -- Spain -- Drama | Heretics, Christian -- Spain -- Drama | Monks -- Spain -- Drama | Spain -- Drama | Herejes cristianos -- España -- Teatro | España -- Historia -- Teatro | Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828 -- Drama | Inquisition -- Spain -- Drama | Heretics, Christian -- Spain -- Drama | Monks -- Spain -- Drama | Spain -- Drama | Historical -- Feature | War -- Feature | Feature films | Historical films | War films | Historical films | War films | Fiction films | Feature films | Films for the hearing impaired | Videodiscs | DVD-Video discsCast: Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Randy Quaid, Jose Luis Gomez, Michael Lonsdale.Summary: Told through the eyes of celebrated Spanish painter Francisco Goya. Set against political turmoil at the end of the Spanish Inquisition and start of the invasion of Spain by Napoleon's army. Captures the essence and beauty of Goya's work which is best known for both the colorful depictions of the royal court and its people, and his grim depictions of the brutality of war and life in 18th century Spain. When Goya's beautiful muse is accused of being a heretic, the renowned painter must convince his old friend Lorenzo, a power-hungry monk and leader of the Spanish Inquisition, to spare her life.
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The lives of a great artist, a corrupted holy man, and a beautiful woman cross paths at a crucial moment in history in this epic-scale historical drama from director Milos Forman. Near the end of the 18th century, Francisco Goya (Stellan Skarsgård) is a gifted but controversial artist whose provocative and often satirical work has earned the enmity of the Spanish government as well as the Catholic Church, who hold tremendous power as the Inquisition rages. Surprisingly, Brother Lorenzo (Javier Bardem), a monk involved in the Inquisition, has hired Goya to paint a portrait of himself, and to prove to the Inquisitor General (Michel Lonsdale) he's not in cahoots with the renegade artist, Lorenzo targets Inés (Natalie Portman), one of Goya's favorite models, as a possible heretic. Under torture from Lorenzo, Inés signs a false confession, and her wealthy and powerful father, Tomás Bilbatúa (José Luis Gómez), offers Lorenzo a taste of his own medicine by brow-beating him into signing a document confessing that his mother was an ape. Lorenzo flees Spain as his reputation lies in tatters, and Goya earns greater infamy as he paints a wildly unflattering portrait of Queen María Luisa (Blanca Portillo) under commission from her husband, King Carlos IV (Randy Quaid), but Inés remains in prison thanks to her coerced confession. Fifteen years later, Lorenzo has become a follower of the Enlightenment, and returns to Spain as Napoleon's forces storm the nation and the Inquisition finally collapses; Lorenzo attempts to liberate Inés from prison, but a shocking discovery awaits him. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

$19.99 3/29/2008

DVD; region 1; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation.

Closed-captioned; in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 surround) or French (Dolby Digital 5.1 surround) with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.

Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Randy Quaid, Jose Luis Gomez, Michael Lonsdale.

Director of photography, Javier Aguirresarobe ; editor, Adam Boome ; music, Varhan Bauer ; costume designer, Yvonne Blake ; production designer, Patrizia Von Brandenstein.

MPAA rating: R; for violence, disturbing images, some sexual content, and nudity.

Told through the eyes of celebrated Spanish painter Francisco Goya. Set against political turmoil at the end of the Spanish Inquisition and start of the invasion of Spain by Napoleon's army. Captures the essence and beauty of Goya's work which is best known for both the colorful depictions of the royal court and its people, and his grim depictions of the brutality of war and life in 18th century Spain. When Goya's beautiful muse is accused of being a heretic, the renowned painter must convince his old friend Lorenzo, a power-hungry monk and leader of the Spanish Inquisition, to spare her life.

Special features: Making-of featurette.

For private home use only.

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