Dec 222018
 

Anne of the Thousand Days is a well acted and richly photographed drama excelling with the performances from Richard Burton portraying Henry VIII and Genevieve Bujold as Anne Boleyn.

 

 

Anne of the Thousand Days
— The Limited Edition Series —

(1969)

Genre(s): Drama, History
Twilight Time | PG – 145 min. – $29.95 | December 18, 2018

Date Published: 12/22/2018 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Charles Jarrott
Writer(s): Maxwell Anderson (play); John Boland and Bridget Boland (screenplay), Richard Sokolove (adaptation)
Cast: Richard Burton, Genevieve Bujold, Irene Papas, Anthony Quayle, John Colicos
DISC INFO:
Features: Theatrical Trailer
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.35
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 36.4 GB
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


This film adaption of a Broadway play is based on the historical events surrounding the founding of the Church of England. Catherine of Aragon (IRENE PAPAS), empowered wife of King Henry VIII (RICHARD BURTON), has yet to give birth to an heir. King Henry’s wandering eyes fall on the devout and nubile Anne Boleyn (GENEVIEVEBUJOLD), who refuses his sexual advances. Henry eventually convinces Anne to marry him, but to move forward, the king must face a church that believes divorce is a sin.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0.5/5


This comes with an 8-page booklet. The only feature is the Original Theatrical Trailer.

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5, AUDIO – 3.75/5


Twilight Time releases Anne of the Thousand Days onto Blu-ray with a 1080p high-definition transfer and presented in its original 2.35 widescreen aspect ratio as, likely, provided by Universal Pictures. The picture here actually looks pretty good, detail is relatively sharp and well defined throughout and colors are generally vibrant without being artificially bolstered and probably in keeping how it was originally released back in the late 60s. The movie comes with a standard but efficient DTS-HD MA 2.0 track which showcases clear dialogue and some ambient noises of the villagers.


OVERALL – 3.25/5


Overall, Anne of the Thousand Days is a well acted and richly photographed drama excelling with the performances from Richard Burton portraying Henry VIII and Genevieve Bujold as the mistress Anne Boleyn. This Blu-ray release from Twilight Time includes good video/audio transfers but only a trailer in the features department.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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