- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 4 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 18, 2007
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
- Subtitles - English (SDH), French - Optional
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Joseph Fiennes &
John Gielgud &
Art Direction by
Eric Fellner &
Academy Awards 1999 -
Best Makeup: Jenny Shircore
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 06/01/1999
"...Entirely fresh, sometimes radical, consistently entertaining....[Blanchett is] seductive, refined and potent..."
Rolling Stone - 11/26/1998
"...Cate Blanchett has a passionate fire and wit that command attention..."
Sight and Sound - 11/01/1998
"...ELIZABETH is bold and moving..."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/30/1999
"...Flashy, gripping filmmaking....[Blanchett has] fiery, sexy directness..." -- Rating: A
New York Times - 11/06/1998
"...[Blanchett] brings spirit, beauty and substance to [her role]..."
Box Office - 11/01/1998
"...[Blanchett] is wonderful....Her transition from maiden to monarch is fascinating..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/06/1998
"...[Blanchett] has a commanding grip on her character and gives her a seamless transition from naïve idealist to steely monarch..."
Total Film - 12/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] robust period melodrama with an eye-catching pan-global cast..."
The story of Queen Elizabeth I, from her days as an innocent young woman to her coronation, up to the formation of her reputation as England's stern "Virgin Queen". A lush portrait of history, full of pomp, intrigue, and romance and anchored by Blanchett's award-winning performance and colorful direction from Indian newcomer Kapur. Academy Award winner for Best Makeup, Nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress, Cinematography, Art Direction/Set Direction, Costume Design, Dramatic Score.
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