Peter O'Toole delivers an electrifying performance as the mischievous King Henry II who shocks England by appointing his fellow rogue and trusted valet Thomas Becket (Richard Burton in a career-defining role) as Chancellor. Nominated for 12 Academy Awards®, Becket continues to set the standard for period biopics. Meticulously restored, packed with extras. 2 ½ hrs, 1 DVD or Blu-ray disc.
• Theatrical trailer
• Still gallery
• Interviews with editor Anne V. Coats and composer Laurence Rosenthal
• Archival interviews with Richard Burton
• Commentary with Peter O'Toole
Run Time: 150 minutes
Number of discs: 1
Foreign Language Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audio Format: 501 Dolby
Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud
Becket won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and was nominated for eleven other awards, including for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, and twice for Best Actor. This is one of only eight films to receive more than one Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. In this instance, Peter O'Toole and Richard Burton were so nominated.