Becket [1964]

Becket [1964] [DVD]

Release Date: May 14, 2007
Studio: Second Sight
Actors: Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, John Gielgud
Runtime: 142 minutes

Unavailable on any format for 20 years, Becket makes its worldwide DVD première following extensive restoration aided by Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation. Becket is one of the great historical epics and features one of cinema's most legendary pairings; Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole. The story tells of the tempestuous friendship between King Henry. The King appoints his trusted companion to the esteemed position of Archbishop of Canterbury, believing his loyalty will give him control over the church. However Becket takes his new duties seriously and his devotion to God soon brings him into direct conflict with the State and his lifelong friend. Special features: Peter O'Toole commentary A Tapestry of Music: Laurence Rosenthal on his score for Becket Interview with editor Anne V. Coates Lobby card gallery Original trailer