“Peter Shaffer’s play, which he adapted for the screen, has become under Sidney Lumet’s outstanding direction a moving confrontation between a crudely mystical Peter Firth and the psychiatrist (Richard Burton) who is trying to unravel the boy’s mind.”
“Beautifully, sometimes almost grandly acted…There’s not a thoughtless or uninteresting performance in the film.”
—Vincent Canby, The New York Times
Equus (1977) is director Sidney Lumet’s adaptation of Peter Shaffer’s award-winning hit play about a psychiatrist (Richard Burton, giving an Oscar®-nominated performance) attempting to help a damaged boy (Peter Firth, also Oscar®-nominated) who has committed an unspeakable crime. Before long, the melancholy therapist can’t help feeling that the disturbed young man has a stronger grasp on the passionate intensity of life than he does, himself. Also starring Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright, Colin Blakely, and Jenny Agutter.
VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 1.85:1
AUDIO: English 1.0 DTS-HD MA
SUBTITLES: English SDH
1977 / Color
Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Audio Commentary with Film Historians Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman / Original Theatrical Trailer
IN FROM THE COLD: THE WORLD OF RICHARD BURTON (1988)
Director: Tony Palmer
VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 1.66:1
AUDIO: English 2.0 DTS-HD MA
1988 / Color
Enjoy the extensive Julie Kirgo liner notes and film art packaged with the Blu-ray disc.
Limited Edition of 3,000 Units