The Ruling Class (Criterion Collection)

Closed Capationed Starring: Peter O'Toole Director: Peter Medak
The Ruling Class (Criterion Collection)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 34 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1972
  • Label: Criterion
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.78
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Monaural - English
    • Subtitles - English - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: HOME MOVIES
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. Peter O'Toole (Actor)
      2. Peter Medak (Director)
      3. Peter Barnes (Writer)

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 10/19/2001
"...The high silliness of the film is manna from heaven..."

Product Description:

THE RULING CLASS runs the full gamut of British entertainment--beautiful costumes, fabulous sets, serial killers, witty dialogue, burlesque striptease, opera and aristocracy, romance and insanity, jealousy and drama, comedy and theology.

The house of Gurney has a family problem, namely the 14th Earl of Gurney (Peter O'Toole in a brilliant performance), who suffers from a slight messiah complex. Unfortunately, the young earl is the sole heir to the family fortune, so his relatives go to great lengths to trick the would-be savior into siring a new heir. However, the earl
has a few surprises for his greedy relations. THE RULING CLASS is a sprawling,
bursting-at-the-seams send-up of the ingrown eccentricities of the British
upper classes. With its outlandish situational dialogue, and with performers suddenly zipping out in song-and-dance routines, THE RULING CLASS is a dynamite comic triumph.

Plot Keywords:

Black Comedy | British | Character Study | Essential Cinema | Gentry | Psychos | Recommended | Religion | Satire | Slasher | Surreal | Theatrical Release

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  • Sales Rank: 97,249
  • UPC: 715515012423
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