March 15, 2012

Ralph Fiennes' Coriolanus Set To Hit Blu-ray

Shakespeare's Coriolanus is given a modern twist in Ralph Fienne's directorial debut, and the movie is getting a Blu-ray combo pack and DVD release on May 29th from Anchor Bay Entertainment. The film stars Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave and Brian Cox, amongst others, and is certainly something I plan on checking out. Full details after the break, as well as a look at the UK theatrical trailer.

Directed by: Ralph Fiennes
Written by: John Logan
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox, Jessica Chastain, James Nesbitt
Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Caius Martius 'Coriolanus' (Ralph Fiennes), a revered and feared Roman General is at odds with the city of Rome and his fellow citizens. Pushed by his controlling and ambitious mother Volumnia (Vanessa Redgrave) to seek the exalted and powerful position of Consul, he is loath to ingratiate himself with the masses whose votes he needs in order to secure the office. When the public refuses to support him, Coriolanus's anger prompts a riot that culminates in his expulsion from Rome. The banished hero then allies himself with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler) to take his revenge on the city. 

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