DVD review: Doctor Zhivago

By , October 24, 2013

Doctor Zhivago

 

I have been recommending this superb Masterpiece Theatre remake of Doctor Zhivago to everyone. Like the original film, this mini-series is long at 3 hours and 46 minutes and it is worth every minute.

 

Keira Knightley plays the beautiful Lara and Hans Matheson stars as Doctor Zhivago, the physician torn between love and duty. Sam Neil puts in a stellar performance as the cruel and powerful Victor Komarovsky.

 

The Russian Revolution provides the breathtaking backdrop for the story. The attention to detail in this movie is amazing. The costumes are mouthwatering, the set design is incredible and the cinematography is excellent.

 

This new version of Doctor Zhivago was nominated for Best Costume Design, Best Mini-Series and Best Director at the 2003 BAFTA TV Awards.

 

Don’t let the so-so reviews for Knightley’s Anna Karenina turn you off from seeing Doctor Zhivago.  This mini-series is outstanding and Keira Knightley is at her best.

 

-Karen

 

 

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