Becket

Production year: 1964

Drama PG-13   Running time: 2:30

IMDB rating:   8.0     Aspect: Wide;  Languages: English, French, Spanish;  Subtitles: English;  Audio: DD 5.1

For the first time in more than 40 years, experience two of the greatest actors of our time in one of the most honored motion pictures in history. Peter O'Toole delivers an electrifying performance as the mischievous Henry II, who surprises England by naming his fellow rogue and trusted valet Thomas Becket (Richard Burton in a career defining role) as Chancellor. But when Henry next appoints him Archbishop Of Canterbury, Becket shocks the world by openly defying the King with his newfound faith and compassion. Will a desperate ruler now destroy a beloved friend to save his splintering kingdom? John Gielgud co-stars in this stunning epic based on the Broadway sensation and brought to the screen by Hal Wallis, the legendary producer of True Grit and Casablanca. Once thought lost forever, Becket has now been restored to its original majesty in breathtaking HD with the support of the Film Foundation and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Features

Audio commentary
Interviews
Photo gallery
Trailers/TV spots

Special features

Commentary by Peter O'Toole
Interviews with Editor Anne V. Coates and Composer Laurence Rosenthal
Archival Interviews with Richard Burton
Becket