- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 25, 2012
- Originally Released: 1984
- Label: Imports
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 12/01/1984
"...Richard Burton's performance is remarkable....The real surprises and the genuine exercise of creative talent come with the design of the film, which is brilliant..."
New York Times - 01/18/1985
"...[Radford] has probably made as fine an adaptation as possible....Hurt's performance...is the film's center of gravity..."
Variety - 10/10/1984
"...A standout performance by Richard Burton in his theatrical swansong....Also strong is newcomer Suzanna Hamilton..."
Uncut - 10/01/2004
"John Hurt is perfect....The revelation is Richard Burton..."
Premiere - 04/01/2006
"You couldn't ask for a better Winston Smith than Hurt....You couldn't ask for a more faithful and effective adaptation of the George Orwell classic, either."
A fine and stunning screen adaptation of George Orwell's prophetic 1948 novel about a world in which the government completely controls the masses by controlling their thoughts, altering history and even changing the meaning of words to suit its needs. This was Richard Burton's final film.
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- "1984" was Richard Burton's final feature film.
- Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.