THE TEM­PEST

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Dvds -

Di­rec­tor Julie Tay­mor brings a new spin to Shake­speare’s mag­i­cal epic play with only lim­ited suc­cess and, de­spite the ef­fort, only lim­ited ap­peal to its style. It fol­lows a fe­male al­chemist and her daugh­ter who are ban­ished to a de­serted is­land, where they live for years un­til an op­por­tu­nity to get re­venge on their ban­ish­ers presents it­self. Lots go­ing on in this tough- to- fol­low genre blend, which bor­ders on the te­dious.

Au­dio com­men­taries – one di­rec­to­rial, the other fea­tur­ing a cou­ple of bard buffs – re­hearsal footage of co- star Rus­sell Brand riff­ing, lengthy mak­ing- of and mu­sic vid.

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