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Anne of the Thousand Days [DVD][1969]

Richard Burton , Geneviève Bujold , Charles Jarrott    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas, Anthony Quayle, John Colicos
  • Directors: Charles Jarrott
  • Writers: Bridget Boland, John Hale, Maxwell Anderson, Richard Sokolove
  • Producers: Hal B. Wallis, Richard McWhorter
  • Format: PAL, Anamorphic, Colour, HiFi Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: English, French, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Czech, Hungarian, Dutch, Polish, Greek
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Mar 2006
  • Run Time: 139 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000E3LIOK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,183 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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This lush, perfectly cast 1969 drama concerns both a doomed, royal love affair and a pivotal moment in British history. Based on Maxwell Anderson's 1948 play, Anne of the Thousand Days concerns the mess that surrounded King Henry VIII's decision to rid himself of his first wife, Catherine of Aragon (Irene Papas), and marry the young Anne Boleyn (Geneviève Bujold). Most British viewers know what happened next: Henry (Richard Burton) solved his problems with the Vatican's condemnation of divorce by having himself named head of the Church of England (see also A Man for All Seasons), while Anne's perceived problem conceiving a male heir made her vulnerable to plots by the nefarious likes of Thomas Cromwell (John Colicos). Director Charles Jarrott does a splendid job bringing all of these intrigues to life, though the story is ultimately about Anne, a naïve young woman who prepares herself to navigate some of the dangers of Henry's court. Bujold and Burton never gave better performances, and this strange, tragic chapter in the history of the kings of England has never been more compellingly told on film. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), French ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Czech ( Subtitles ), Danish ( Subtitles ), Dutch ( Subtitles ), English ( Subtitles ), Finnish ( Subtitles ), French ( Subtitles ), Greek ( Subtitles ), Hungarian ( Subtitles ), Norwegian ( Subtitles ), Polish ( Subtitles ), Swedish ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, SYNOPSIS: Anne of the Thousand Days is the belated film adaptation of Maxwell Anderson's 1948 stage play. The story concentrates on the romance between Britain's King Henry VIII (Richard Burton) and his ill-fated second wife Anne Boleyn (Genevieve Bujold). After holding out for marriage rather than an illegitimate union, Anne marries Henry after he sheds himself of Katherine of Aragon -- causing a rift between the Crown and the Church in the process. Anne's inability to produce a male heir leads Henry to look about for other suitable mates. Henry's sinister right-hand man Cromwell (John Colicos) arranges for Anne to be condemned on a charge of adultery. She is beheaded, while Henry disconsolately sits in Windsor Castle, regretting this callous example of political expediency. Richard Burton is ideally cast in Anne of the Thousand Days, but it is Genevieve Bujold who delivers the best, most complex performance in the film. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, Golden Globes, Oscar Academy Awards, ...Anne of the Thousand Days ( Anne of a Thousand Days )

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Majestic! 1 July 2004
Format:VHS Tape
Anne of the Thousand Days is the belated film adaptation of Maxwell Anderson's 1948 stage play. The story concentrates on the romance between Britain's King Henry VIII (Richard Burton) and his ill-fated second wife Anne Bolelyn (Genevieve Bujold).
After holding out for marriage rather than an illegitimate union, Anne marries Henry after he sheds himself of Katherine of Aragon causing a rift between the Crown and the Church in the process. Anne's inability to produce a male heir leads Henry to look about for other suitable mates. Henry's sinister right-hand man Cromwell (John Colicos) arranges for Anne to be condemned on a charge of adultery. She is beheaded, while Henry disconsolately sits in Windsor Castle, regretting this callous example of political expediency.
Bujold accents her portrayal with just enough tenacity to reveal something of the strong-willed child she would bear, Queen Elizabeth I. Richard Burton, in what must be his finest hour, ably portrays a ranting Henry obsessed with shedding his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, in order to bed Bolelyn and sire a male heir. The rustle and swirl of stunning period robes and gowns seasons the film with authenticity and atmosphere.
This film is exceedingly powerful and makes for very emotive viewing. It is also the best portrayal of Tudor England on the silver screen to date (you might want to look up "Lady Jane", another brilliant adaptation of the period).
My one and only (rather irrelevant) rant is WHY HAS THIS FILM NOT BEEN RELEASED ON DVD?
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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE QUEEN IS DEAD...LONG LIVE THE QUEEN! 3 Dec 2002
By Lawyeraau HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:VHS Tape
This award winning production is a masterpeice. The cinematography is beautiful, the costumes are lush and magnificent, and the acting is superlative. Richard Burton, in the role of King Henry VIII, is superb, as his velvet voice mesmerizes the viewer. Genevieve Bujold, wonderful in the title role of the notorious Anne Boleyn, plays her part intelligently and with great presence. Irene Papas plays the role of the wronged Queen, Katherine of Aragon, with suitable pathos. Anthony Quayle is wonderful in the role of Cardinal Wolsey, prelate of the church and Chancellor of England, who eventually was brought low by Anne Boleyn. John Colicos does a remarkable job with the role of the ambitious Cromwell, who, regretably, would stop at nothing, even torture and murder, to see that his King got what he wanted.
While not historically accurate, it is still a sublime historical drama. It centers around Anne Boleyn's rise to prominence and her ultimate demise at the executioner's sword. While at court one day, Anne caught the King's eye. She, however, was in love with a courtier whom she wanted to marry. The King, besotted by her, refused to grant her permission to marry, and her courtier was forced to marry another. The King pursued Anne, while still married to the aging Katherine of Aragon. Anne refused, however, to give in and become his lover, knowing that once she did, she would be yesterday's news. Holding Cardinal Wolsey responsible for the loss of all her hopes and dreams, Anne played him like a fiddle, eventually bringing about his downfall. With Cromwell on the ascendancy, however, little did Anne know that her troubles were just beginning.
Angry at the turn that her life had taken, Anne became a doyenne of intrigue and, as she did with Wolsey, played the King like a fiddle.
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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Treading the field of gold 11 Feb 2007
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This film evokes wonderfully the darkness and intrigue underlying the splendour of Henry's court. Bujold's Anne conveys convincingly the strong, spirited woman who beguiled and held Henry at bay before finally succumbing to the aura surrounding his majesty. All the leading actors are excellent. There are moments when Bujold seems genuinely hypnotized by the tortured pleading of Burton's frustrated but determined Henry. The dialogue between them is often riveting, as Henry agonizes over his position of lacking a male heir. Little attention is given to Anne's intellectual influence on Henry, which was considerable, but the drama of their passionate relationship is here in full. Anne finally promises to be the solution to all Henry's problems by giving him a son. But we all know what happened, and though this film does not always - particularly towards the end - reflect acccurately the historical facts, it brings wonderfully to life the characters involved: the gimlet-eyed Thomas Cromwell, the psychophantic Wolsey (rendered wonderfully by Anthony Quale), and Michael Hordern as Anne's calculating, spineless father. Every bit as enjoyable and well performed as 'A Man for All Seasons.'
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars top class entertainment 17 Aug 2004
By leeann
Format:VHS Tape
Whilst this film may not be historically accurate on all counts, it is nevertheless fantastic entertainment.All involved give great performances, however the interplay between Burton and Bujold is faultless,both delivering moving yet passionate performances.The scene near the end of the film,when Henry visits Anne in the Tower,offering her life if she denys Elizabeths claim to the throne, is one of the finest in film history. Having fallen in love with this film at the age of 13, to this day it remains one of my all time favourites, as it fantastically brings to life the pageantry, romance, and politics of the day. An absolute gem.
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Not an action film but engrossing just the same
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
I loved this film as a young man and it hasn't really dated that much. This 'cleaned up' version is a joy to watch, the costumes and colours being a real feast for the eyes; and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Provocateur
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite simply the best Anne and Henry film EVER!!
I loved every second of this film - Genevieve is by far the best Anne Boleyn there has been (except for the real one of course) - and Richard Burton plays a wonderful Henry. Read more
Published 6 months ago by caroline mcneill
5.0 out of 5 stars great
Not absolutely historically correct but a great movie all the same. Well acted and both leading actor/actress played their parts well.
Published 6 months ago by nancysykes
5.0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful film
I had seen this film on TV several times but had to have a copy I could watch again. Its brilliant.
Published 6 months ago by Mrs Janet Webster
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film
If you love history and especially Henry VIII Then this DVD is for you
Great actors and is a film you can keep watching
Published 7 months ago by sharptongue
3.0 out of 5 stars henry /ann boleyn drama
Nice period film good acting nice costumes if you like period drama
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5.0 out of 5 stars tudoe history at its best
I consider this film of tudor lust love and betrayal one of the best of its time. I throughly enjoyed the splendor of its richly woven love story, which was juxterposed with the... Read more
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