The Private Life of Henry VIII

HE GAVE HIS WIVES A PAIN IN THE NECK, And did his necking with an axe. Henry, the Eighth Wonder of the World! And this picture...the wonder of all time!
The Private Life of Henry VIII
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Format:  DVD-R
item number:  6X2KG
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: June 29, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1933
  • Label: Film Detective

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Total Count: 16


User Ratings: 1,289
Rating: B -- Charles Laughton, who wa sonly 33 but looked older, won the Best Actor Oscar for playing the titular role with such bravado. Full Review
Mar 14, 2011
Rating: 4/5 -- Laughton's definitive performance is reason to see this elaborate costume drama.
Aug 14, 2007
... an illusion of grand production values and produced and released... with a mix of high culture and popular showmanship. Full Review
Turner Classic Movies Online
Oct 23, 2008
Rating: A -- The film's most famous bit involves Laughton eating a chicken with a primal gusto that clearly defines King Henry's character as a gluttonous man devouring whatever is put before him. Full Review
Feb 24, 2011
Rating: 5/5 -- Educational and hilarious. The quintessential Laughton role!
New Times
Feb 3, 2003
Rating: 4/5 -- Sometimes stiff but fascinating biopic
Film Journal International
Dec 17, 2004
Korda and his humorists make sure the usual biopic solemnity is not part of this royal court Full Review
Nov 7, 2009

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The film that made Charles Laughton a star tells the story of King Henry VIII and his stormy personal life. Loughton received an Academy Award for his portrayal of the controversial king, while director Alexander Korda saw his film nominated for Best Picture. With a cast that includes Robert Donat, Merle Oberon, and Elsa Lanchester, this dramatic period piece will leave you glad that you never married into royalty!


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  • UPC: 889290224958
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