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Elizabeth The Golden Age

In this epic movie, Cate Blanchett plays Queen Elizabeth I during the golden age of her reign when the young ruler is challenged by threats of war from King Philip II of Spain (Jordi Molla), questionable council from her advisor Sir Francis Walsingham (Geoffrey Rush), an assassination attempt by her cousin Mary Stuart (Samantha Morton), and the yearnings of her heart for Sir Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: C
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 114
Theater Release: 11 Oct 2007
Video Release: 05 Feb 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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In A Man for All Seasons, Sir Thomas More, another famous Englishman, has his own run-in with the monarchy when he refuses to sanction the divorce of King Henry VIII who was Elizabeth’s father. In the Oscar-nominated production of The Queen, filmmakers construe about what might have gone on behind closed palace doors following the sudden death of Princess Diana.

Home Video Extra Features

Elizabeth: The Golden Agereleases on Bu-ray on April 27, 2010.

DVD Release Date: 5 February 2008

Thanks to the four featurettes included in this DVD release, history and film buffs can give closer inspection to Elizabeth: The Golden Age. Actors Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen and Geoffrey Rush join director Shekhar Kapur in The Reign Continues, to discuss how this sequel came to the big screen. Commanding the Winds: Creating the Armada provides a behind-the-scenes look at how the film’s massive ships and dramatic battles were constructed. Inside Elizabeth’s World lets fans discover the secrets behind the film’s elaborate production design. And Towers, Courts and Cathedrals explores the historic and sacred locations use as sets in the film.

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