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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