Blu-ray Release: The Lion in Winter: 50th Anniversary Special Edition

Blu-ray Release Date: March 13, 2018
Price: Blu-ray $19.80
Studio: Kino Lorber

The great Peter O’Toole (Lawrence of Arabia) and Katharine Hepburn (The African Queen) star in the 1968 epic period drama The Lion in Winter, directed by Anthony Harvey (They Might Be Giants).

Behind the great stone walls of an English castle durin gthe 12th Century, the world’s most powerful empire is in crisis. Three sons struggle to win their father’s favor, as well as his crown. King Henry II (O’Toole) and his queen, Eleanor (Hepburn), engage in a battle of royal wits that pits elder son Richard (Anthony Hopkins, The Rite) against his brothers John (Nigel Terry, Excalibur) and Geoffrey (John Castle, Man of La Mancha), while the cunning King Philip of France (Timothy Dalton, TV’s Penny Dreadful) takes advantage of the internal fracturing in his bid to destroy their kingdom.

The winner of 3 Academy Awards—Best Actress (Hepburn), Adapted Screenplay (James Goldman) and Music Score (John Barry)—The Lion in Winter’s Blu-ray and DVD incarnation for this 50th Anniversary Edition inlcude the following:

-50th Anniversary 4K restoration
-Audio commentary by director Anthony Harvey
-Interview with Sound Recordist Simon Kaye
-Original Theatrical Trailer

Buy or Rent The Lion in Winter
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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.