The Tempest (Jarman)

Jarman presents Shakespeare's intricate comedy of magic and revenge in a form that is at once faithful to the spirit of the play and a dazzling spectacle mixing Hollywood hig... Read more


The Tempest (Jarman)

Directed by Derek Jarman

Year: 1979
Running Time: 95
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Country: U.K.
Language: English
Subjects: LGBTQ
Booking Inquiry Shop Home Video

The Tempest (Jarman)

Cast
Elisabeth Welch
Heathcote Williams
Karl Johnson
Peter Bull
Toyah Wilcox

Crew
Cinematographer Peter Middleton
Writers Derek Jarman and William Shakespeare
Composed by John Lewis and Brian Hodgson
Directed by Derek Jarman


Shot on location at the ancient and ghostly Stoneleigh Abbey, THE TEMPEST is Derek Jarman's (War Requiem) acclaimed 1979 film adaptation of William Shakespeare's final great play.

It is the story of Prospero the magician, who lives on an island with his nubile daughter on an enchanted island and punishes his enemies when they are shipwrecked there. Essentially a study of sexual and political power in the guise of a fairy tale, in Jarman's hands, THE TEMPEST becomes an original and dazzling spectacle mixing Hollywood pastiche, high camp, and gothic horror. The film recalls the innocent homoeroticism of Pasolini's versions of classics, while its lush sense of decor and color is worthy of Minnelli.

The master stroke in THE TEMPEST is the finale, a wedding feast designed and choreographed as a full-scale production number, with the veteran black musical comedy star Elisabeth Welch wafting her way through a chorus line of hunky sailors as she belts out "Stormy Weather." It is one of the great scenes in contemporary British cinema.

Reviews

"Full of magic and surprises...the most truly spectacular British film in years." - The London Times



Awards

  • Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival

Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu. Interested in bringing The Tempest (Jarman) to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please visit our site or contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 14 2021 at 7:27pm
RT' @Under_Radar_Mag': Here are our thoughts on the 1986 thriller “Positive I.D.,” newly released via' @KinoLorber'. “An entertaining, even fas…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 14 2021 at 4:51pm
"If you have never owned The Producers on Blu-ray, this is the one to get. Kino's new 4K restoration blows the prev…' https://t.co/bYufMJHs2G'
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 14 2021 at 4:43pm
RT' @Collider': 'Spaceballs' plays with previously established legacies, mythologies, and tropes in a 'Star Wars'-like universe, and ends up…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 14 2021 at 4:29pm
RT' @itismitchell': Living my best' @KinoLorber' life' https://t.co/8FeyQ1FQ6y'
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 14 2021 at 11:39am
@Abbie_Brander Hannibal, Mad Max, Spaceballs... The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is out later this month and will make four. :)
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 14 2021 at 11:19am
May the Schwartz be with you! Mel Brooks’s uproarious salute to science fiction SPACEBALLS is now out on 4K UHD Blu…' https://t.co/yLtN5qrLui'
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 14 2021 at 11:08am
"Jeffrey Wolf’s exceptional documentary Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts seeks to tells its subject’s story in a deeply…' https://t.co/9S8g5bC0LZ'
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 14 2021 at 10:00am
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming July 20th from Kino Lorber & Scorpion Releasing! The Time Guardian (1987) • Brand New HD Master from a 2K Scan…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 14 2021 at 9:58am
RT' @CerealMidnight': Spaceballs is now available on 4K UHD from' @KinoLorber'! Have you seen the Cereal At Midnight video review, which was po…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 14 2021 at 9:04am
RT' @ReasonIJumpFilm': #TheReasonIJump is now screening in (virtual) cinemas in the US, Canada, Croatia, Japan, Singapore, Serbia, and Sloven…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com