William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar [videorecording] /
by Houseman, John; Mankiewicz, Joseph L; Brando, Marlon; Mason, James; Gielgud, John; Calhern, Louis; O'Brien, Edmond; Garson, Greer; Kerr, Deborah; Shakespeare, William; Turner Entertainment Co; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Loew's Incorporated; Warner Home Video (Firm).Material type: Visual materialPublisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 121 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1419838369:; 9781419838361.Language note: English or dubbed French dialogue, English, French, Spanish or Portuguese subtitles; closed-captioned.Title notes: $19.98 8/11/2008Other title: Julius Caesar.Uniform titles: Julius Caesar (Motion picture : 1953).Subject(s): Caesar, Julius -- Assassination -- Drama | DVD-Video discs | Conspiracies -- Rome -- Drama | Assassins -- Rome -- Drama | Rome -- Drama | French language materials -- Videorecordings | Spanish language materials -- Videorecordings | Portuguese language materials -- Videorecordings | César, Julio -- Asesinato -- Teatro | Caesar, Julius -- Assassination -- Drama | Conspiracies -- Rome -- Drama | Assassins -- Rome -- Drama | Feature films | Tragedy | Melodrama | Historical films | Film adaptations | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Melodrama -- Feature | Historical -- Feature | Adaptation -- Feature | Feature films | Tragedies | Melodrama | Historical filmsCast: Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud, Louis Calhern, Edmond O'Brien, Greer Garson, Deborah Kerr.Summary: An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, chronicling the events around the assassination of Julius Caesar.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Joseph L. Mankiewicz directed this exquisite version of William Shakespeare's play. Louis Calhern is Julius Caesar, whose conquests have enabled him to rise to the status of Roman dictator. But his ascent to almost God-like status has given pause to influential members of the Roman Senate. Chief among them is Cassius (John Gielgud), who is troubled by Caesar's popularity and dictatorial status. Convinced that Caesar's assassination would be the best thing for Rome, he conspires with Casca (Edmond O'Brien) and the influential Brutus (James Mason) to plot Caesar's murder. Despite dark omens, Caesar walks confidently into the Roman Senate, where he is stabbed to death by the conspirators. His companion Marc Antony (Marlon Brando) is shocked and runs to the corpse of his beloved friend. He agrees to support Brutus while an unruly mob gathers in front of the Senate doors, having heard rumors of Caesar's assassination. Brutus convinces the mob that Caesar's death was for the good of Rome, preventing him from forming a monarchy. Then Antony appears, determined to destroy the conspirators; he delivers a speech that subtly damns the assassins. With the mob against them, the conspirators are forced to flee Rome and Antony organizes an army against them. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi
English or dubbed French dialogue, English, French, Spanish or Portuguese subtitles; closed-captioned.
Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud, Louis Calhern, Edmond O'Brien, Greer Garson, Deborah Kerr.
Director of photography, Joseph Ruttenberg ; editor, John Dunning ; music, Miklos Rozsa.
Based on the play by William Shakespeare.
DVD video; region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer, remastered.
An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, chronicling the events around the assassination of Julius Caesar.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1953.
Special features: New introduction by Robert Osborne; new featurette "The rise of two legends"; Marlon Brando movie trailer gallery.