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First time on DVD!


The Academy Award-winning film of the great English Catholic saint and martyr!

Starring Richard Burton, Peter O’Toole, and Sir John Gielgud, this epic film is now in a restored transfer for DVD with special features including a commentary track from Peter O’Toole, interviews with cast and crew members, and much more. This gripping drama depicts the historical account of King Henry II (Peter O’Toole) and his loving friendship with Thomas Becket (Richard Burton), who had been the monarch’s closest confident and advisor. The account takes an ironic turn, however, after the King makes Becket the Archbishop of Canterbury. Becket finds himself moved towards an uncompromising devotion to God, a rival with whom the King cannot compete.

Once thought lost forever, Becket has now been restored to its original majesty and transferred in breathtaking HD with the financial and technical support of the Film Foundation and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

This film, produced in 1964, was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and ranks as one of the most highly nominated films in Academy Awards history.

This is a Region 1 DVD (playable ONLY in Bermuda, Canada, the Cayman Islands, United States and U.S. territories)



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0788604708
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1964
02:30:00

   

St. Thomas a Becket

St. Thomas a Becket Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 12/29


Patron Of: Clergy, Secular Clergy, Portsmouth, England

Also known as

    * Thomas Beckett
    * Thomas of Canterbury

Memorial

    * 29 December

Profile

    Of Norman ancestry. Educated at Merton Priory, Paris, Bologna, and Auxerre. Civil and canon lawyer. Soldier and officer. Archdeacon of Canterbury. Friend of King Henry II. Chancellor of England. Ordained on 2 June 1162 and appointed archbishop of Canterbury on 3 June 1162. Opposed the King‘s interference in ecclesiastical matters. Exiled several times. Martyr.

Born

    * 21 December 1118 at London, England

Died

    * murdered on 29 December 1170 in the Cathedral at Canterbury, England

Canonized

    * 21 February 1173 by Pope Alexander III

Patronage

    * clergy
    * Exeter College, Oxford, England
    * Portsmouth, England
    * secular clergy

Representation

    * archbishop with a wounded head
    * archbishop holding an inverted sword
    * archbishop kneeling before his murderers
    * archbishop being murdered in church
    * crosier with a battle-axe head at the top



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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