Elizabeth: The Golden Age

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Actress Cate Blanchett returns to her Oscar-nominated role and director Shekhar Kapur steps back into the director's chair for this belated sequel to the critically acclaimed 1998 biopic Elizabeth that explores the 16th century romance between the "Virgin Queen" and noted adventurer Sir Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen). Michael Hirst teams with William Nicholson to pen the screenplay, and actor Geoffrey Rush returns to the role of Sir Francis Walsingham.
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Actress Cate Blanchett returns to her Oscar-nominated role and director Shekhar Kapur steps back into the director's chair for this belated sequel to the critically acclaimed 1998 biopic Elizabeth that explores the 16th century romance between the "Virgin Queen" and noted adventurer Sir Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen). Michael Hirst teams with William Nicholson to pen the screenplay, and actor Geoffrey Rush returns to the role of Sir Francis Walsingham.
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Special Features

The Reign Continues: Making Elizabeth: The Golden Age - Cat Blanchett, Clive Owen and Geoffrey Rush join director Shekhar Kapur in this exclusive look at how the next chapter in the monarch's life came to the big screen; Commanding the Winds: Creating the Armada - an insider's look at how the film's massive ships and dramatic battles were created; Inside Elizabeth's World - Discover the secrets behind the film's elaborate production design; Towers, Courts and Cathedrals - Explore the historic and sacred locations that provided the glorious settings for the film
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As it stands on its own, Elizabeth: The Golden Age is a delightfully bombastic period melodrama, full of sex and war and beautiful dresses. Unfortunately, as a sequel to 1998's Elizabeth which dealt with earlier events in the 16th century monarch's reign it's a pale imitator to the throne. The original Elizabeth grandly showcased the epic nature of a historical turning point, while simultaneously succeeding as both a political thriller and a passionately doomed romance. Add to that themes about God, power, and the manifestations of masculinity and femininity, and you had something so incredible that simply calling it a "period film" would be like calling The Godfather just another gangster movie. This gave The Golden Age a lot to live up to as a sequel, and unfortunately, it would appear that director Shekhar Kapur just didn't attempt to do so on all fronts. That's not to say that Elizabeth: The Golden Age isn't a great film. While it may lack the power and subtext we're looking for, it still offers its share of stunning rises and falls in a somewhat historically accurate story, not to mention some fascinating glimpses into the inner lives of its characters. This comes thanks in no small part to lead actor Cate Blanchett, who handles the nuance of her larger-than-life title character with impossible ease. Rather than simply portraying a woman with alternate moments of fire and vulnerability, Blanchett creates a fully realized person, capable of being both stalwart and afraid, both powerful and unsure. A particularly impressive appearance is made by Samantha Morton, who, in a small role as Mary, Queen of Scots, evokes the intangibility of royalty perhaps best of all, with a hauntingly ephemeral performance. Failing in her bid to overthrow the English throne, she embodies the ghostly contradiction inherent in the life of a would-be monarch: she believes the crown is hers by Divine Right, and yet she is imprisoned by the lock and key of mortal men. This storytelling in The Golden Age differs greatly from its predecessor in that rather than grandly rising to each epic crescendo, it instead flows like water from one event to another -- be it the English defeat of the Spanish Armada or the forbidden love between a chambermaid and a privateer. This is indeed an odd choice for a movie built around such thunderous and high-flown happenings. Still, between its subject matter and its performances, The Golden Age can't help but be interesting -- or at least nice to look at when it lags.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/5/2008
  • UPC: 025195021296
  • Original Release: 2007
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  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 1:55:00
  • Format: HD-DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cate Blanchett Queen Elizabeth I
Geoffrey Rush Sir Francis Walsingham
Clive Owen Sir Walter Raleigh
Rhys Ifans Robert Reston
Jordi Mollà King Philip II of Spain
Abbie Cornish Bess Throckmorton
Samantha Morton Mary Stuart
Tom Hollander Sir Amyas Paulet
Antony Carrick Spanish Archbishop
David Threlfall Dr. John Dee
Eddie Redmayne Thomas Babington
John Shrapnel Lord Howard
Laurence Fox Sir Christopher Hatton
Adrian Scarborough Calley
Steven Robertson Francis Throckmorton
Tim Preece
Sam Spruell
Technical Credits
Shekhar Kapur Director
Remi Adefarasin Cinematographer
Nick Angel Musical Direction/Supervision
Craig Armstrong Score Composer
Tim Bevan Producer
Jill Bilcock Editor
Alexandra Byrne Costumes/Costume Designer
Jonathan Cavendish Producer
Liza Chasin Executive Producer
Guy H. Dyas Production Designer
Eric Fellner Producer
Debra Hayward Executive Producer
Michael Hirst Executive Producer, Screenwriter
William Nicholson Screenwriter
A.R. Rahman Score Composer
Mary Richards Co-producer
Jenny Shircore Makeup
Fiona Weir Casting
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Elizabeth: The Golden Age
1. Religious Loyalties [5:38]
2. Heir to the Throne [3:39]
3. Political Pirate [6:28]
4. Familial Betrayal [3:35]
5. In the Queen's Favor [5:46]
6. A New World [6:16]
7. Lying in Wait [6:56]
8. Enterprise of England [5:58]
9. Royal Warrant [4:28]
10. The Virgin Queen [4:31]
11. In Control [6:05]
12. Royal Attack [5:53]
13. No Time for Mercy [4:38]
14. Formal Execution [4:15]
15. Holy War Declared [6:00]
16. Prepare for the Worst [6:02]
17. In the Midst of Battle [7:05]
18. Defeat of the Armada [6:54]
19. Mother to Her People [6:14]
20. End Titles [8:13]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Elizabeth: The Golden Age
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   Scenes
   Bonus Features
      Deleted Scenes
      The Reign Continues: Making Elizabeth - The Golden Age
      Inside Elizabeth's World
      Commanding the Winds: Creating the Armada
      Towers, Courts and Cathedrals
      Feature Commentary With Director Shekhar Kapur: On
      Feature Commentary With Director Shekhar Kapur: Off
   Languages
      Spoken Language: English 5.1
      Spoken Language: Español 5.1
      Spoken Language: Français 5.1
      Spoken Language: Feature Commentary With Director Shekhar Kapur
      Subtitles: English SDH
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    HORRAY FOR THE QUEEN!

    TERRIFIC SEQUEL---I ENJOED IT TREMENDOUSLY---SINCE MY PURCHASE, I HAVE VIEWED IT OVER 30 TIMES!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best time piece film I have seen

    I absolutely loved this movie. I am not one to normally watch time pieces but I was drawn to this movie specially after it had won an Oscar. The music to this movie, the costumes, the flow..etc etc I absolutely LOVED, enough to actually come on here and purchase the DVD. For me to buy a DVD I have to love it enough to watch it more than once.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Visual Feast, A Tedious Film

    ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE isn't golden. Expectations were high after Cate Blanchett's first foray in 1998 as Elizabeth I, but somehow this follow-up film, with the same director (Shekhar Kapur) and writer (Michael Hirst with assistance from William Nicholson), does not reach those heights. Visually stunning, with an endless array of knockout costumes for Blanchett, special effects and scenery as majestic as any that have been photographed by fine cinematographer Remie Adefarasin and a musical score by Craig Armstrong and AR Rahman - all of these fine attributes cannot cover the weak script and the general lack of character development that hampers the usually exceptional core of actors. The portion of Elizabeth's history covered by the film is the battle with Spain, England being the only country not participating in the Holy War in Europe under the direction of King Philip II of Spain (Jordi Mollà), complete with the surprise decimation of the approaching Spanish Armada due to the heroism and commitment of Elizabeth with her people. The surrounding events include Elizabeth's dalliance with Sir Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen) and the traumatic (for Elizabeth) beheading of Mary Stuart (Samantha Morton), under the advisement of Elizabeth's trusted Sir Francis Walsingham (Geoffrey Rush). Blanchett is a consummate actress and manages to inhabit the persona of Elizabeth as much with her glances and body language and silences as with the meager material from the script. She IS a Queen reborn. The remainder of the cast is adequate though shallow, and while each has very little to say they maintain an atmosphere of Elizabethan England. This is a DVD that could well be watched without the soundtrack and still be entertaining for the visual splendors. It could have been so much more. Grady Harp

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Cate Blanchett has done it again!

    Not only is this a great conclusion to the first movie Elizabeth, it is an action packed adventure into the life of a woman who changed England's history forever. While the first movie was more of a romance, this one is full of action, love and war. While it is not a family movie as it has a lot of sexual content and graphic war scenes, it is a great movie! Kudos to the director for making the life of Elizabeth I so interesting and keeping you on the edge of your seat.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Elizabeth through Indian Eyes

    Director Shekhar Kapur is executing the Indian ideology of trumping the British; however, India became an independent nation only because the British loved honor more than power and wealth. The Indians mimic the British, but never live up to standard. Nevertheless, the DVD is beautiful and it demonstrates the conflict in the Indian persona of mother-worship vs. virgin worship.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    outstanding movie

    I find this a fascinating movie. I saw this BEFORE seeing the Elizabeth movie that came out by the same director before The Golden Age. After I saw that one, I liked the movie even more. Cate Blanchette is just so "English" in her performance. The scene where she inspires her troops, dressed in royal armor, I find captivating for some reason. I wonder if it's true? Regardless, the movie is visually stunning and memorable. I recommend to all that like period piece movies.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    LOVE IT!!

    a must see...

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great Sequel

    This is a great sequel to the first movie. Cate Blanchett is superb as Elizabeth. Clive Owen is sexy as Raliegh, and Geoffrey Rush gives an excellent performance.

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