Queen Christina (1933)
DVD5 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | 01:43:58 | 4,36 Gb
Audio: English, Portuguese - AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps (each track)
Subs: English, Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
No one needs convincing of Garbo's mysterious, magical talent, her role as the 17th-century Swedish Queen Christina is a persuasive argument for her genius. While the rest of the cast flail around in search of a decent script, Garbo makes her character both regal and pitiful as she flees from the prospect of an arranged marriage only to encounter the Spanish envoy newly arrived to consolidate the union between the thrones. The film's highlight is the charmingly ambiguous scene in which the Ambassador (an inadequate Gilbert, who replaced Laurence Olivier during shooting) shares a room with the flippant youth. The rest is history.