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The Resource The ruling class, Joseph E. Levine presents an Avco Embassy picture ; a Jeff Buck production for Keep Films, Ltd, (videorecording)

The ruling class, Joseph E. Levine presents an Avco Embassy picture ; a Jeff Buck production for Keep Films, Ltd, (videorecording)

Label
The ruling class
Title
The ruling class
Statement of responsibility
Joseph E. Levine presents an Avco Embassy picture ; a Jeff Buck production for Keep Films, Ltd
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
TEF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Screenplay, Peter Barnes ; produced by Jules Buck and Jack Hawkins ; directed by Peter Medak ; director of photography, Ken Hodges ; editor, Ray Lovejoy ; music, John Cameron
Intended audience
Not rated by MPAA
Language note
English language soundtrack ; optional subtitles in English
PerformerNote
Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Harry Andrews, Coral Browne, Michael Bryant, Nigel Green, William Mervyn, Carolyn Seymour, James Villiers
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1932-2013
  • 1917-2001
  • 1910-1973
  • 1931-2004
  • 1900-1976
  • 1915-1982
  • 1911-1989
  • 1913-1991
  • 1928-2002
  • 1931-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • O'Toole, Peter
  • Medak, Peter
  • Buck, Jules
  • Hawkins, Jack
  • Barnes, Peter
  • Sim, Alastair
  • Lowe, Arthur
  • Andrews, Harry
  • Browne, Coral
  • Bryant, Michael
  • Crowden, Graham
  • Barnes, Peter
  • Avco Embassy Pictures
  • Keep Films, Ltd
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
154
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
132
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Barnes, Peter
  • Upper class
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Megalomania
  • Feature films
  • Films for the hearing impaired
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The ruling class, Joseph E. Levine presents an Avco Embassy picture ; a Jeff Buck production for Keep Films, Ltd, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1972
  • Based on the play by Peter Barnes
  • Special features include: Restored digital transfer ; 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm48217679
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (154 min.)
Isbn
9781559409223
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515012423
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1575D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 647938
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital mono ; widescreen aspect ratio 1.78:1 ; dual layer format
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The ruling class, Joseph E. Levine presents an Avco Embassy picture ; a Jeff Buck production for Keep Films, Ltd, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1972
  • Based on the play by Peter Barnes
  • Special features include: Restored digital transfer ; 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm48217679
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (154 min.)
Isbn
9781559409223
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515012423
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1575D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 647938
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital mono ; widescreen aspect ratio 1.78:1 ; dual layer format
Video recording format
DVD

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