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Equus [VHS]

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3.9 out of 5 stars 78 customer reviews


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Product details

  • Actors: Richard Burton, Peter Firth, Colin Blakely, Joan Plowright, Harry Andrews
  • Directors: Sidney Lumet
  • Writers: Peter Shaffer
  • Producers: Denis Holt, Elliott Kastner, Lester Persky
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Fox Home Entertainme
  • VHS Release Date: January 19, 1994
  • Run Time: 137 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6301966449
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #299,141 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Product description

From a private collection. Sealed in original shrink wrap. This tape has never been played.

Amazon.com

A film adaptation of the famous play by Peter Shaffer, Equus stars Richard Burton (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 1984) as Martin Dysart, a psychiatrist who takes on an unusual case: a young stable boy (Peter Firth, The Hunt for Red October) who, in a frenzy, has blinded six horses. Their sessions reveal that the boy has a quasi-religious fetish for horses and he rides them in the dead of night, experiencing an ecstasy unlike anything Dysart has ever known. Dysart begins to question: Is the pursuit of normalcy worth the loss of individual passions? Equus features a lot of hokum--its therapy scenes are absurd crescendos of revelation and insights. But its central question has substance, the direction is energetic, and the performances are powerful; Burton, handsome and haggard, brings a complex self-loathing to his role. Also featuring Jenny Agutter (Logan's Run) and Joan Plowright (Enchanted April). --Bret Fetzer


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