1 videodisc (173 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally broadcast in the U.K. on More4 in 2008; broadcast in the U.S. as an episode of the PBS television series Great Performances in 2009.
Filmed in high definition at Pinewood Studios.
Special features include: interview with Ian McKellen (29 min.)
Director of photography, Paul Wheeler ; editors, David Blackmore, David Thrasher ; music, Steven Edis.
Ian McKellen, Frances Barber, Monica Dolan, Romola Garai, Peter Hinton, Jonathan Hyde, William Gaunt, Sylvester McCoy, Philip Winchester, Ben Meyjes, Guy Williams, Julian Harries.
Proposing to divide his vast kingdom amongst his three daughters, Goneril, Regan, and Cornelia, Lear devises a test for his offspring to convince him of their suitability and compassion for rule. Goneril and Regan's true colors emerge as they unleash a vast conspiracy of greed and cruelty within the once loyal dynasty.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
DVD; NTSC; widescreen, enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions; region 1; Dolby digital; 5.1 surround.
Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
GPKL601 PBS Home Video