ACADEMY AWARD® Winners Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange* ignite the screen in a strikingly original “coup de cinema” (The New York Times). A film by Julie Taymor, acclaimed creator and director of Broadway’s “The Lion King,” Titus is a “wild ride” (Chicago Tribune) – a shocking journey into the depths of the human heart – a place where vengeance and passion reign supreme.
*Anthony Hopkins: Actor, Silence of the Lambs, 1991. Jessica Lange: Actress, Blue Sky, 1994; Supporting Actress, Tootsie, 1982.
Disc 1: Theatrical Feature
**Commentaries by Julie Taymore and Elliot Goldenthal
**Scene-Specific Commentary by Anthony Hopkins and Harry Lennix
**Q & A With Julie Taymor
**Theatrical Trailers and More
Cast & Crew
A conditional victory.
A consistently absorbing entertainment that never becomes either campy or facetious, given its inescapable exaggerations.
Hopkins unwisely echoes his performance as Hannibal Lecter, but Lange rises to the occasion with a mesmerizingly in-your-face portrait of mother love gone haywire.
Along with everything else, the acting styles here clash, though the dissonance serves the drama's bellicose theme.
Jessica Lange as Tamora, the captured Goth queen, seethes with sexuality and vengeance.
Julie Taymor has created a film that is as vulgar, obvious and glorious as the Shakespeare play it's based on.
Despite its nearly three-hour running time, there are few dead spots.