Luther (DVD)

Directed by Guy Green

Release Year: 1974
Running Time: 111
UPC: 7 38329 02792 6
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Select a Format
$29.95 $12.99 (57% off) Buy DVD
Available on digital
Booking Inquiry
Cast
Patrick Magee
Hugh Griffith
Judi Dench
Alan Badel
Stacy Keach

Crew
Cinematographer Freddie Young
Produced by Ely Landau
Directed by Guy Green

Stacy Keach, as German cleric Martin Luther, miraculously breathes life and intimacy into one of the most famous social revolutionaries and theological firebrands in world history. Directed by former cinematographer Guy Green, Luther's graceful camerawork explodes the restricting theatrical proscenium without violating the unity of John Osbourne's (Look Back in Anger) original play.

Luther compresses nearly two decades into a provocative character study that parallels Martin Luther's deepening religious dilemmas with the irresolvable earthly anxieties that shaped his beliefs and his rebellious search for truth. We're introduced to Luther as a young monk in 1506, as he defends his vows to his jealous and disapproving father (Patrick McGee). But as Luther's religious commitment deepens, his faith in an increasingly commercialized, politicized, and spiritually empty Papacy atrophies until, having preached against the medieval Catholic Church's hypocrisy, he is called to account by the very bishops he must denounce.

Keach's Luther is backed by a powerful supporting cast, including Kubrick stalwart Leonard Rossiter, and Dame Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love, Chocolat) as the nun Luther takes for his wife. In Luther, Martin Luther's condemnation of the Catholic Church and incitement fo the Protestant reformation become the last desperate acts of a brilliant but deeply troubled man of conscience who has run out of options.


DVD Extras Include:
  • Theatrical trailer
  • "John Osbourne and Luther" - an essay by Michael Feingold, Chief Theater Critic, The Village Voice
  • The AFT Cinebill for Luther
  • Stills Gallery
  • An interview with Edie Landau - Executive in charge, The American Film Theatre
  • Ely Landau: In Front of the Camera - AFT promotional reel (1974)
  • The American Film Theatre Trailer Gallery - Includes a complete list of the AFT films
  • The American Film Theatre scrapbook
  • Enhanced for 16 X 9 TVs

"Stacy Keach is brilliant" - Kevin Kelly, The Boston Globe

"One of the best pictures of the year." - The Denver Post


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


Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on May. 20 2022 at 4:28pm
RT' @DedzaFilms': NEPTUNE FROST tells the story of a cosmic romance between an intersex hacker and a coltan miner who seed revolution. Expe…
'@KinoLorber' on May. 20 2022 at 3:00pm
“Provocative. Breathtaking vistas of green hills, waterfalls, and snowy mountaintops…contrast with the high-stakes…' https://t.co/n9LxgZvLq6'
'@KinoLorber' on May. 20 2022 at 3:00pm
“Mondocane is the genre movie that Italy had been waiting for.” - Giulio Zoppello,' @esquire' MONDOCANE opens today…' https://t.co/n5B0HLSzzN'
'@KinoLorber' on May. 20 2022 at 2:35pm
NOW PLAYING!🔥 In MONDOCANE, two best friends are caught between love, crime and ambition in a world of the future t…' https://t.co/g1ESNzyGDN'
'@KinoLorber' on May. 19 2022 at 8:15pm
"Kino Lorber’s new Miklós Jancsó Collection is both welcome and important... presents the esteemed but too-little-k…' https://t.co/zBb3XUXiYR'
'@KinoLorber' on May. 19 2022 at 7:59pm
MONDOCANE director Alessandro Celli "creates a world worth getting lost in as a viewer, opening up the senses as hi…' https://t.co/o6ievTTmaB'
'@KinoLorber' on May. 19 2022 at 5:23pm
RT' @am_cinematheque': LF3 limited engagement June 17th - 24th! Q&A w/' @SaulWilliams' &' @dreamstatesmeta' on 6/17 💫' https://t.co/dVIyx0d8Cn'
'@KinoLorber' on May. 19 2022 at 5:17pm
RT' @Kanopy': We're excited to be partnering with' @KinoLorber' on the release of BRAINWASHED: SEX-CAMERA-POWER (2022). Look for this Nina Menk…
'@KinoLorber' on May. 19 2022 at 5:16pm
We're thrilled to partner with' @Kanopy' on the release of' @sundancefest' standout BRAINWASHED: SEX-CAMERA-POWER from…' https://t.co/4yzX5rIO78'
'@KinoLorber' on May. 19 2022 at 5:06pm
RT' @dreamstatesmeta': NEPTUNE FROST SOON IN A THEATER NEAR YOU 🛸✨👁https://t.co/QmTpEM06GD' https://t.co/XV95A6gQMG'
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