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4.6 out of 5 stars

on 30 October 2017
Despite its age this is one of the best film versions of Macbeth, its well acted by O.W. et al, its a pretty dark film in every sense, every scene seems to have been filmed at night, but I enjoyed it none the less.
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on 30 May 2015
I will not pretend that this is the best English ever spoken. not the best set ever seen, but it is a very interesting version of the play and infinitely preferable to either the BBC tepidity of Nicole Williamson, or the over-egged outdoor Macbeth of Peter Finch & Polanski. It has a surreal quality like a nightmare, with a mannerist set and a castle that seems to be hacked out of the rock. It makes you think about the play. it leaves things hanging in the air.... Much here to admire...
I bought a cheap version and have no regrets.
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on 10 November 2015
The best Shakespeare interpretation for screen that I've watched. Welles is at his best in this film which has been re-edited to suit his original vision. It is a film of surrealism and abstract, a bold choice and executed with aplomb. Welles is fantastic as the doomed Scot, his voice over in particular adding weight to the scope of the film. The rest of the cast are ok, but really we're watching it for Welles.
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on 28 January 2014
Orson Welles is excellent in this. It is a film and not a stage play and is quite a good rendition of Shakespeare's original play. Good for GCSE English Literature students to get to grips with the "story" and characters of Macbeth which can be a lot to remember when just reading the original.Some of the sound quality is not good in places but the atmosphere of the film, dark and brooding is great.
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on 13 February 2016
I am glad I bought this set, two outstanding Orson Welles films on Blu-Ray.
However I also angry that inorder to get films like this in the UK we have to buy imports because they have not been released in this country.
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on 28 October 2008
the sets are surreal, absolutely perfect, welles gets to grips fully with shakes masterpeice, to me this is easily welles greatest acting, to me no other macbeth film comes even close, probably the one with john finch is a reasonable apprentice. the horror and evil are given full reign,some of the greatest ever moments of film,the camerawork is a work of art in itself,. i cannot understand some reveiwers moaning about the restoration it seems perfect. i have almost worn out my copy i have watched it so many times
casio Mcsmith
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on 7 May 2017
This is a good DVD version of Orson Welles's' classic film. It shows Welles' unique interpretation of Shakespeare's plays providing atmosphere as well as drama.
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on 8 September 2016
Visionary. Shot in 23 days and on a shoestring. This only affects it in a positive way. Not a wasted moment.
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on 24 March 2015
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on 12 May 2015
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