Mary Queen of Scots
With two of the finest British actresses of this or any other generation in the main roles and a cast of instantly recognisable homegrown talent, Mary Queen Of Scots is a long lost classic costume drama on an epic scale. Mystifyingly unavailable since its original theatrical release almost 40 years ago, it is at last set to make its DVD courtesy of Second Sight on 1 February 2010.
Nominated for five Oscars this outstanding costume drama stars two of the greatest British actresses; Vanessa Redgrave (Julia) in the title role and Glenda Jackson (Woman In Love) as Queen Elizabeth I, along with a stellar cast including Ian Holm, Trevor Howard, Patrick McGoohan and Timothy Dalton. It also boasts a score by John Barry.
Originally released in 1971, this lavish Tudor power play tells the story of Queen Mary, the last Catholic ruler of Scotland who faces religious prejudice, from the Protestant community and, in particular, her half-brother James Stuart (McGoohan) leader of the Protestant faction. Throughout her reign she is faced with a fierce adversary, her cousin the Queen of England Elizabeth I.
Mary Queen Of Scots is a passionate and energetic costume drama with an outstanding cast that makes for powerful viewing. Bonus features include: Isolated John Barry music track with commentary by film historians Nick Redman and Jon Burlingame, Overture and intermission music, Promotional featurette.
Release Date: 1 February 2010