A Man for All Seasons (Special Edition) (Widescreen)

Starring: Paul Scofield Director: Fred Zinnemann  Rated: G: General Audiences
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 2 hours
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1966
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Mono - Parisian French
    • Subtitles - English - Closed Captioning
    • Subtitles - English, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese - Optional

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1966 - Best Actor: Paul Scofield
Academy Awards 1966 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Robert Bolt
Academy Awards 1966 - Best Cinematography: Ted Moore
Academy Awards 1966 - Best Costume Design (Color)
Academy Awards 1966 - Best Director: Fred Zinnemann
Academy Awards 1966 - Best Picture

Entertainment Reviews:

Premiere - 05/01/2006
"[Welles is] quite vivid in this Oscar-winning version of Robert Bolt's play..."
Ultimate DVD - 05/01/2007
5 stars out of 5 -- "Chock full of notable British actors, this is an absorbing and compelling piece of writing and acting..."

Product Description:

Fred Zinneman directs this excellent biographical drama about the conflicts faced by Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) when King Henry VIII asks him to break with the Pope and grant him a divorce. Based on Robert Bolt's stage play, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS is a powerful, cerebral story, supported by an excellent cast and characterization. Vanessa Redgrave would later participate in a well-received made-for-television remake in 1988. This biographical drama earned eight Academy Award nominations and six wins, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Paul Scofield), and Best (Adapted) Screenplay.

Plot Synopsis:

When Henry VIII's first wife, Catherine of Aragon, is unable to produce an heir to the throne, he uses that as a pretext for the pope to grant him a divorce, so he can marry his newest conquest, Anne Boleyn.
The King is backed by everyone on this request except the highly regarded and religious Sir Thomas More. When Cardinal Wolsey, Chancellor of England, names More as his successor, it becomes important for Henry to get More's support, but More cannot be swayed.
Henry demands the clergy to renounce the Pope and to name him Head of the Church of England. Oliver Cromwell frames More, forcing him to resign as Chancellor. Eventually More is brought to trial, found guilty of treason, and beheaded.

Plot Keywords:

British | Classic | Essential Cinema | Period Piece | Politics | Recommended | Religion | Renaissance | Stage Play | Theatrical Release | True Story

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 91,283
  • UPC: 043396180857
  • Shipping Weight: 0.16/lbs (approx)
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