- Actors: Laurence Olivier
- Format: Color, NTSC
- Language: English
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: Not RatedUnrated
- Studio: S'More Ent/E1v
- DVD Release Date: April 24, 2012
- Run Time: 160 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B007BKDH6G
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #958,611 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Top Customer Reviews
Olivier's James Tyrone is indelible, the only actor I have ever seen to make the character a real living person rather than a hard-hearted tyrant. Olivier's performance is heart breaking, one of the most beautiful and moving performances I've ever seen. His James Tyrone manages to be achingly human and sad at all times, without ever once sugar-coating the character's less admirable qualities. That the same can be said of Constance Cummings as Mary Tyrone, and Denis Quilley and Ronald Pickup as Jamie and Edmund is a tribute to an overall magnificent cast.
A more than worthy addition to anyone's DVD library, and vital viewing for anyone interested in watching a great performance of a great play.
All in all, this is a great feast of acting for those willing to sit still and watch it with the attention it deserves. It doesn't get better than this.
buy just for the magnificence of Constance Cummings. Olivier got
an Emmy and huzzahs at the time but I don't really believe his
James Tyrone. But Cummings is Mary Tyrone. Just watching her
in her closeups as the morphine-addicted mother, haunted by her
past. There have been some wonderful Mary Tyrones recently.
Vanessa Redgrave and Jessica Lange were fabulous too. But each
one had a little different interpretation and all are valid I
think. But Cummings is right up there with the best. I still hope
someone puts her shattering portrayal in WINGS on video. It deserves to be preserved too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The acting is great. Lawrence Olivier deserved his Emmy for the role. But the editing ruins the pacing and tension in places.Published 4 months ago by Ms. S. Iliffe
A MUST purchase. Thank you Amazon. A hard to find DVD. A must for your collection. LO is is superb as usual and Michael Redgrave is brilliant as Uncle Vanya.Published 11 months ago by EMG
One reason to have this : Constance Cummings. She truly succeeds in making Mary Tyrone Timeless. Any 'classical' actress should have it.Published 16 months ago by Stephen L. Broker
Brilliant performances in one of the modern theatre's most powerful dramas * * * * *Published 20 months ago by Robert D. O'Brien
I ordered this cos' I heard it was good with a stellar performance by Olivier and Constance Cummings. Read morePublished on June 4, 2014 by James G. Moore Jr.
Eugene O'Neill's seminal work is treated brilliantly largely thanks to Lord Olivier's iconic portrayal of the bitter James Tyrone. Read morePublished on March 27, 2014 by D.P. Brennan
It is a disappointment! That simple. It is so boring I fell asleep on the couch. The dvd in no way compares to seeing this play on stage with Jo Van Fleet as Mary, and James... Read morePublished on June 24, 2013 by A. M. Steiner