George Bernard Shaw on Film: Eclipse Series 20 [The Criterion Collection]
2xDVD9, 1xDVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC | 4:3 | 720x480 | 8300kbps (Major Barbara), 7300kbps (Caesar And Cleopatra), 5200kbps (Androcles and the Lion)| ~19.5Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @384Kbps (Major Barbara, Androcles and the Lion), @192Kbps (Caesar And Cleopatra) | Subtitles: English SDH
Full Time: ~05:40:00 | USA, UK | Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance, War
The hugely influential, Nobel Prize–winning critic and playwright George Bernard Shaw was notoriously reluctant to allow his writing to be adapted for the cinema. Yet thanks to the persistence of Hungarian producer Gabriel Pascal, Shaw finally agreed to collaborate on a series of screen versions of his witty, socially minded plays, starting with the Oscar-winning Pygmalion. The three other films that resulted from this famed alliance, Major Barbara, Caesar and Cleopatra, and Androcles and the Lion, long overshadowed by the sensation of Pygmalion, are gathered here for the first time on DVD. These clever, handsomely mounted entertainments star such luminaries of the big screen as Vivien Leigh, Claude Rains, Wendy Hiller, and Rex Harrison.