The Taming Of The Shrew details
|Starring:||Michael Hordern, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael York, Alan Webb, Alfred Lynch, Natasha Pyne, Richard Burton, Victor Spinetti, Michael Hordern, Cyril Cusack|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
The Taming Of The Shrew
|Run time:||1 hour 57 minutes|
|Rental release:||19 Mar 2001|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish, Italian|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish|
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NO TAMING THIS PAIRBy Tony Richards from Godstone, Surrey , 23 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Classic Shakespeare as it should be done and it hasn't dated so pay no attention to when it was made. Stunning locations, acting par excellence and the chemistry between Taylor and Burton at its fiery and passionate best.
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Huge Fun!By Chrisaljack (418 reviews) from Hellingly , 30 Nov 2013The cast is superb, the direction impeccable and the script hilarious (Shakespeare is at his best in this tale). Taylor and Burton could not be better! This is huge fun.
Exhuberantly Physical ComedyBy Seedyvee (207 reviews) from Grantham , 05 Nov 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]This worked quite well on a big screen with wide-angled sets and a texture matching the Renaissance art of Italy and so much attention was paid to detail of the busier scenes. In fact so much rested on the visual, not just set and costumes, but there was much comic business and facial expression that put a brake on the dialogue at times.
It was delightful to see Burton and Taylor in comic roles who were well supported by other splendid characterizations of the other actors.
Fun, but not funnyBy Bendle (7 reviews) from London , 23 Oct 2012A lively, fast-moving and enjoyable production. Burton in particular was impressive. But as with so many Shakespearean 'comedies', I have to admit I found the whole thing about as funny as toothache.
A lively adaptionBy a customer , 12 Jul 2011Excellent acting,especially from Richard Burton, and lively plotting and sets make this fun but it is rather losely based on Shakespeare's play, with scenes and characters omittted, and some lively scenes added. So you immediately lose the original setting of a group of players with multiple parts and swopping roles, and the complete turn round of attitude of Katarina at the end is incomprehensible Very good on what Padua might have looked like.
The Taming Of The ShrewBy Emjay69 (341 reviews) from Kidlington, Oxford , 28 Feb 2011Thoroughly enjoyable film with excellent cast and settings. It's like a critic said, many years ago, 'You can't beat Burton Tayloring'.
If you have never seen, as I had not, take time off and view what might have been one of the best films of the 20th century.