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The Tempest

The Tempest (1980)

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Release Date: Sep 22, 1980 Limited

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Jun 6, 2000

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A most bizarre version of Shakespeare--one that's not for all tastes.

May 13, 2012 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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A devious and fascinating treatment of the play, especially good for Shakespeare scholars and Jarman fans.

June 20, 2004
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An avant-garde adaptation of Shakespeare's fantasy "The Tempest," set almost entirely inside an abandoned English manor. A fascinating production that manages to be true to the Bard's text while adding a number of baroque surprises: Gothic horror atmosphere, bizarre costumes, lots of nudity, hallucination scenes, and even a musical number with a jazz chanteuse singing "Stormy Weather" while a chorus of sailors do a Busby Berkeley dance number.
October 4, 2012
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[font=Century Gothic]"The Tempest" is an atmospheric, if surprisingly, austere version of the William Shakespeare play, directed by Derek Jarman. In it, Prospero(Heathcote Williams), a magician, lives in exile in an ever worsening state of decay with his grown daughter, Miranda(Toyah Willcox). At his disposal is a slave, Caliban(Jack Birkett), and a spirit, Ariel(Karl Johnson). Prospero no longer thinks about returning to his native Milan and simply wants to keep the world at bay, specifically from his daughter. But there are some unwelcome visitors on the horizon...[/font]
March 24, 2008
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