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Feature 8.1
Video 8.0
Audio 8.0
Special Features 7.0
Total 8.0
Distributor: Roadshow
Classification: M15+
Reviewer:
Jason Wright

8.0


Gormenghast

Based on Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast novel trilogy that has elements of fantasy due to its Gothic-like story, Gormenghast is a true BBC feat to successfully recreate the story on film.

Taking place in the castle of Gormenghast, a huge and almost labyrinth-like construction that has seen better years; the denizens of this castle are stuck in a perpetual rut.

The story revolves around a cunning kitchen boy named Steerpike who would not look out of place of a Dickens’ novel. Through his jealously of the hierarchy of Gormenghast, Steerpike vows to rise through the ranks.

What really sets this movie apart from some of the drudgery on TV at the moment is the amazing cast that was assembled for this film which truly go above and beyond the story and assist in drawing you into this fantasy story.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers was truly born to play the part of Steerpike with his Elven features that suits the Gothic setting of this tale. There’s also some other big name actors and comedians such as Christopher Lee who is brilliant as a servant, Steve Pemberton and even Spike Milligan.

With perfect video and audio quality, you really have to love digital TV, Gormenghast also features a great making of documentary and character profiles which are fun to read.

Definitely a series that can be enjoyed by all those who love a fantasy inspired story.

Special Features:

The Making of Gormenghast
Character Profiles
Design Gallery






 
 



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