• Macbeth (1971)

Macbeth

Release Date: 1971

DVD Release Date: May 7th, 2002

R |2 hr 20 min

Plot Summary

Proud Macbeth (Jon Finch) and his power-mad wife (Francesca Annis) plot to murder King Duncan (Nicholas Selby) and usurp the throne of Scotland, despite the increasing suspicions of Macbeth's rival, Macduff (Terence Baylor), and his once-loyal friend Banquo (Martin Shaw). Roman Polanski directed this violent and sexualized revision of William Shakespeare's tragedy of madness and political intrigue, financed by executive producer Hugh Hefner, publisher of Playboy magazine.

Cast: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw, Nicholas Selby, Stephan Chase, Paul Shelley, Terence Bayler, Andrew Laurence

Director: Roman Polanski

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Fall

Awards

Nominated Anthony Asquith Memorial Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1973)
Winner Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1973)