The Tempest

The Tempest

Helen Mirren
Director: Julie Taymor Cast: Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
, Felicity Jones
Felicity Jones
, Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou
Julie Taymor

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Across the Universe's Julie Taymor shakes up Shakespeare with her adaptation of The Tempest, retrofitting the fantastical tale with a female lead, casting Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren in what is usually the male role of Prospero. The storyline follows the newly coined Prospera (Mirren), an exiled magician who uses her powers to call upon a tempest to bring her enemies to the island she's been forced to call home, not knowing that it will bring a suitor to her daughter, Miranda (Felicity Jones). The Miramax/Touchstone release also stars David Strathairn, Djimon Hounsou, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, and Ben Wishaw.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/20/2011
UPC: 0786936811698
Original Release: 2010
Rating: PG-13
Source: Touchstone / Disney
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:50:00
Sales rank: 24,096

Special Features

Raising the Tempest: Julie Taymor documentary about the making of the movie; Julie Taymor audio commentary; Annotated Shakespeare: View The Tempest with audio commentary by renowned Shakespeare experts Virginia Vaughan & Jonathan Bate; "O Mistress Mine" music video; Russell Brand rehearsal riff

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Helen Mirren Prospera
Felicity Jones Miranda
Djimon Hounsou Caliban
Ben Whishaw Ariel
Reeve Carney Prince Ferdinand
David Strathairn King Alonso
Alan Cumming Sebastian
Chris Cooper Antonio
Tom Conti Gonzalo
Alfred Molina Stephano
Russell Brand Trinculo
Jude Akuwudike Boatswain

Technical Credits
Julie Taymor Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Françoise Bonnot Editor
Ron Bozman Executive Producer
Anthony Buckner Executive Producer
Robert Chartoff Producer
John C. Ching Executive Producer
Stuart Dryburgh Cinematographer
Mark Freidberg Production Designer
Mark Friedberg Production Designer
Elliot Goldenthal Score Composer
Lynn Hendee Producer
Rohit Khattar Executive Producer
Nalini Lalvani Co-producer
Deborah Lau Executive Producer
Jason Lau Producer
Phyllis Lavoie Associate Producer
Sandy Powell Costumes/Costume Designer
Tino Puri Executive Producer
Greg Strasburg Executive Producer
Julia Taylor-Stanley Producer
Stewart Till Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Tempest
1. The Storm [4:50]
2. 12 Years Since [6:10]
3. Shipwreck [6:03]
4. Calibal [8:09]
5. Intruders [8:01]
6. Trinculo & Stefano [13:02]
7. Here's My Hand [6:04]
8. What Might [8:29]
9. A Plot [7:29]
10. Reckoning [8:28]
11. Were All Spirits [5:54]
12. Losing Time [3:35]
13. Prisoners [7:09]
14. The Wronged Duchess of Milan [3:59]
15. A Brave New World [5:06]
16. End Credits [7:22]

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