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Closed Capationed Starring: Richard Burton Director: Sidney Lumet  Rated: R: Restricted
I am yours and you are mine
Rating 4.0
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 17 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1977
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.66
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.66
  • Audio:
    • Mono 1.0 - English
    • Mono 1.0 - Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 10/17/1977
"...As good [an adaptation] as one can get on film....Beautifully, almost grandly acted, by Richard Burton..."
Sight and Sound - 10/01/2003
"...Lumet's actors bring plenty of conviction..."

Product Description:

Sidney Lumet directed this film version of Peter Shaffer's dramatic play, transforming theatrical symbolism into cinematic realism. Richard Burton received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance as Martin Dysert, a psychiatrist determined to unravel the disturbed mind of Alan Strang (Peter Firth), a young stableboy. In a fit of rage, Strang has blinded a stable of six horses. The court then assigns Dysert to probe the young man's mind in order to understand why he committed such a violent act. But the doctor, who is battling demons of his own, wonders if he can save the boy--and whether saving him at all is the right thing to do. Joan Plowright stands out as Dora Strang, the young boy's mother.

Plot Synopsis:

Richard Burton shines in this powerful adaptation of Peter Shaffer's historic play. Burton plays Martin Dysert, a psychiatrist who struggles to understand one of his patients, Alan Strang, played chillingly by Peter Firth, who, for some seemingly inexplicable reason, blinded six horses. Martin, who wrestles with his own demons, becomes unsure where he stops and the boy's imagination begins. The screenplay was adapted by Shaffer. The film received three Academy Award nominations.

Plot Keywords:

Character Study | Horses | Psychodrama | Stage Play | Suspense | Teenage | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • Filmed in Canada.
  • Both Anthony Perkins and Leonard Nimoy played the part of the psychiatrist on Broadway.

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  • UPC: 027616884244
  • Shipping Weight: 0.49/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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