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SYNOPSIS: Shot on location at the ancient and ghostly Stoneleigh Abbey, The Tempest tells the story of Prospero the magician, who lives with his nubile daughter on an enchanted island and punishes his enemies when they are shipwrecked there. It's a study of sexual and political power in the guise of a fairy tale. Jarman presents Shakespeare's intricate comedy of magic and revenge in a form that is at once faithful to the spirit of the play and an original and dazzling spectacle mixing Hollywood pastiche, high camp, and gothic horror. His film recalls the innocent homoeroticism of Pasolini's versions of classics, while its lush sense of décor and color is worthy of Minnelli. Remastered in HD and available for the first time on Blu-ray!
BONUS FEATURES: Three short films by Derek Jarman: ''A Journey To Avebury'', ''Garden Of Luxor'' and ''Art Of Mirrors'', trailers and more.
I enjoyed the movie overall, but sometimes it was hard to follow. If you are familiar with the story, it would probably make more sense. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Surreal and fascinating. Interesting non-traditional version.Published 9 months ago by Minerva Rose
No one can say they don't know Shakespeare's most mysterious play, The Tempest. But no one can say they understand it because it is not done to be understood but only interpreted... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jacques COULARDEAU
First of all, this movie is a feast for the eyes. I love it when directors allow insight into the characters by placing those characters in settings where you can gain awareness... Read morePublished 15 months ago by S. McKinney
While studying Dance/Art at Goldsmiths' college I was asked by teacher and choreographer Stuart Hopps to be one of the dancing sailors. 3 days in an abbey in mid-winter. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Malcolm Tulip
not one of my favorites. this movie was confusing and difficult to follow. I was not sure how it would come together.Published 21 months ago by bwolz