'Richard III' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 08:00 AM PST by

Laurence Olivier's 1955 drama will claim the throne on Blu-ray this April.

In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion says 'Richard III' will hit Blu-ray on April 9.

With 'Richard III,' director, producer, and star Laurence Olivier brings Shakespeare’s masterpiece of Machiavellian villainy to mesmerizing cinematic life.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, an uncompressed mono soundtrack, and supplements will include: Audio commentary by playwright and stage director Russell Lees and John Wilders, former governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company; Interview with actor Laurence Olivier from a 1966 episode of the BBC series Great Acting, hosted by theater critic Kenneth Tynan; Gallery of behind-the-scenes and production stills and posters, accompanied by excerpts from Olivier's autobiography, On Acting; Twelve-minute television trailer featuring footage of Olivier, producer Alexander Korda, and other cast and crew from the film; Trailer; and a booklet featuring an essay by film critic Amy Taubin.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Richard III' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under April 9.

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Richard III (1955) (Blu-ray)
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