Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth

DVD - 2017
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Rural England, 1865. Katherine is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family are cold and unforgiving. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband's estate, a force is unleashed inside her, so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
Publisher: Santa Monica, California : Lions Gate Entertainment, [2017]
Santa Monica, California : Lions Gate Entertainment, [2017]
Edition: Widescreen.
Branch Call Number: DVD-AD DRAMA LADY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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htliang
Feb 11, 2018

This period drama (Rural England 1865) is somewhat slow to start, but the tension builds as the story progresses. I'd agree with the comment on the cover of the DVD case: Imagine Alfred Hitchcock directing Wuthering Heights.
The main character is superbly played by Florence Pugh. Is she a tragic result of poor treatment by her husband or is she an evil villain? Interesting ending....

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ogonczyk
Feb 07, 2018

A fairly good film but it has some problems, for example, why - since the action is taking place in the 19th-century United Kingdom (most likely Scotland) - one of the characters is named Boris, and several others are black? The former is explained by the fact that the script is based on a Russian novel by Leskov; the latter probably by political correctness.

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HowRenn
Jan 27, 2018

NOT FOR EVERYBODY:
This movie is vaguely like Shakespeare's Macbeth. But even so, it shows an intolerable situation for a woman in upper society Aristocratic Pre-Victorian Briton. The constant "waiting" women had to endure and not being allowed to leave the house has its origins as recently in 20th century Buckingham palace as it turns out. I recall leaked reports of Princess Diana being required to REMAIN in her bed chambers much in the same way for months on end. She even had to take all meals in her room. Its like being a prisoner. Perhaps worse - The palace kitchen was a 1/4 mile away and the food was always cold when delivered.
The main character shows how a head strong woman would react when pushed too far to her psychological limits; it comes out as murder & intrigue. Shakespeare knew of these types of mental taxations and the writer of this adaptation included it too. This movie might be too much for American audiences as we don't have the class society divisions that still exist [more or less] in the UK.

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voisjoe1_0
Jan 27, 2018

Harsh treatment in Britain, 1865, in most cases goes unpunished. Not in this case. A couple of backward male chauvinists get their comeuppance. This film gives you an idea of what issues Alfred Hitchcock might have tackled if he didn't have the Hays Code lurking against him in every film. I found this to be one of the best films that I've seen in the last year. As the shadow said, "Evil lurks in the hearts of men (in this case, a woman)."

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Emmysmom1
Jan 17, 2018

Previews were good which drew me to want to see movie. Audio was bad and I did try two differant players. Not what I expected.

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ladybug_35
Jan 10, 2018

This movie was a real disappointment. I did not even finish it. To many graphic scenes. It was really a waste of time.!!!

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nathahow
Jan 05, 2018

I love litterature and I was interested to see this movie. It is the most boring movie ever, nothing to do with the classic litterature movie. Most of it is film in the house, some erotic scene, she murdered anybody who prevent her from being with her lover then at the end to save her skin accuse him of murder and the maid that protected her sins. The most horrible scene is when she kills her husband heir. She end up alone and pregnant with everybody deserting the house.

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CookieYYC
Dec 30, 2017

SPOILER ALERT; when you kill your husband in what could be portrayed as self defence that is one thing but when you smother a six year old boy to get what you want that is quite another.
Humans can be so cruel in day to day living that I don't see the need to watch it in a movie. Much better films out there....

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andreajesse
Dec 17, 2017

Katherine is wife to a rich, cruel man in 1860s rural England. One feels for her until she starts behaving in unsavory ways. Is it that hurt people hurt people? Things go to extremes and all this plays out in the quiet solitude of an isolated mansion with well-mannered people drinking tea in their form-fitting attire. Florence Pugh is a revelation as Katherine. Other players are also strong. This film is beautifully shot. One is transported to another place and time, yet with the kind of horror one does not expect anywhere.

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Womanonfire
Dec 11, 2017

I didn't really feel connected at all to the characters except for one and that was Anna, the lady who waited on Katherine.

The story was too slow pace for my liking and it wasn't as developed as I thought it could be.

However I did like the time period it was set in as well as the costume and set designs!

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