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The ruling class

Author: Peter MedakJules BuckJack HawkinsPeter BarnesJoseph E LevineAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 2001. ©2001 ©1972
Series: Criterion collection, 132.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A member of the House of Lords dies in a shockingly silly way, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son is insane: he thinks he is Jesus Christ. He is "cured" of that affliction, only to become Jack the Ripper incarnate, blood thirsty Tory who is therefore sane and eminently acceptable to the House of Lords. An irreverant look at Britain's class system that peers behind the closed doors of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Comedy films
Films for the hearing impaired
Drama
Motion pictures, British
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Medak; Jules Buck; Jack Hawkins; Peter Barnes; Joseph E Levine; Peter O'Toole; Alastair Sim; Arthur Lowe; Harry Andrews; Coral Browne; Michael Bryant; Nigel Green; William Mervyn; Carolyn Seymour; James Villiers; Graham Crowden; Avco Embassy Pictures,; Keep Films (Firm),; Criterion Collection (Firm),
ISBN: 1559409223 9781559409223
OCLC Number: 48217679
Language Note: English language soundtrack (mono) with optional subtitles in English for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Based on the play by Peter Barnes.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1972.
Widescreen format (aspect ratio 1.78:1).
Special features include: commentary track with Peter O'Toole, Peter Medak, Peter Barnes ; Peter Medak's home movies from the making of the film ; publicity materials and production stills ; trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Ken Hodges ; editor, Ray Lovejoy ; music, John Cameron.
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Harry Andrews, Coral Browne, Michael Bryant, Nigel Green, William Mervyn, Carolyn Seymour, James Villiers, Graham Crowden.
Target Audience: Not rated by MPAA.
Description: 1 videodisc (154 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded booklet (10 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm)
Details: DVD, NTSC; Dolby digital mono.
Series Title: Criterion collection, 132.
Other Titles: Ruling class (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Joseph E. Levine presents ; an Avco Embassy picture ; a Jules Buck production for Keep Films, Ltd. ; screenplay, Peter Barnes ; produced by Jules Buck and Jack Hawkins ; directed by Peter Medak.
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A member of the House of Lords dies in a shockingly silly way, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son is insane: he thinks he is Jesus Christ. He is "cured" of that affliction, only to become Jack the Ripper incarnate, blood thirsty Tory who is therefore sane and eminently acceptable to the House of Lords. An irreverant look at Britain's class system that peers behind the closed doors of the aristocracy.

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