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1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally released as a British motion picture in 1998.
Queen Mary -- Princess Elizabeth -- New monarch -- Celebration -- England vs. Scotland -- Marriage proposal - - Hatching a conspiracy -- Unsuitable King -- Mary of Guise -- Messenger from Rome -- Virgin Queen -- Closing credits.
Director of photography, Remi Adefarasin ; editor, Jill Bilcock ; original music by David Hirschfelder ; costume designer, Alexandra Byrne ; production designer, John Myhre.
England, 1554. Henry VIII is dead. The country is divided, Catholic against Protestant. Henry's eldest daughter Mary, a fervent Catholic, is Queen. She is childless. The Catholics' greatest fear is the succession of Mary's Protestant half-sister, Elizabeth. After Mary's death, Elizabeth ascends to the throne, thrust into an edgy world of political and religious flux she struggles to protect her power, life, and independence as the court boils with intrigue and conspiracy. Elizabeth begins her reign in a land divided by bloody turmoil, and becomes a cunning strategist, weighing the counsel of her mysterious advisors, thwarting her devious rivals, and denying her own desires for the good of her country.
MPAA rating: Rated R, for violence and sexuality.
Universal ; PolyGram Filmed Entertainment presents ; in association with Channel Four Films ; a Working Title production ; a film by Shekhar Kapur ; written by Michael Hirst ; produced by Alison Owen, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan ; directed by Shekhar Kapur
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