Macbeth Blu-ray Review

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      Thank you Cas very nice review, mine turned up saturday but i haven't had a chance to watch as of yet (will watch this movie with a few candles burning away around the room) but it's a nice matt steelbook normally i don't like the actors faces filling the cover but i think this film suits the presentation well as you say.
       
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      Thanks mate, be interested to see what you make of it.
       
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      I did have a little looks see, as you say it appears to be a very stylized piece of film making in fact it reminded me a little of Valhalla Rising stark images & character driven which seem quite appropriate even the lack of deep blacks i noticed gave the backgrounds a grey almost drab/elemental feel perhaps almost dream like which seems to me a choice rather than a failing noticeable when lady Macbeth prays in the village’s church & that's as far as i got in my preview.
       
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      Thanks Cas, it is good to see Shakespeare is as relevant today as four hundred years ago.
       
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      Have to admit I struggled to enjoy this version of Macbeth. The producers don't seem to have done much research into weapons/buildings/clothing of eleventh century Scotland. In particular using Bamburgh Castle as a backdrop, which was re-built and stylised in the nineteenth century, was pretty poor. But what really got me was the mist. Yes, Scotland is famous for its mist - but, based on the film's visuals, you could be forgiven for thinking the entire place is under a 24/7 smoke screen - it was even INSIDE some of the buildings. The fact the leaflet described Argyll, my main home, as somewhere with a "gentler pace of life" from a "bygone age" didn't help either.
       

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