Classics Remastered: Richard III
Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir. Richard's military skills have helped to put his older brother on the throne. But jealousy and resentment cause him to seek the crown for himself, and he conceives a lengthy and calculated plan of deception, manipulation, and outright murder to achieve his goal.
- " The play's the thing, then, with Olivier's hunchback scowling and lurching around the sets like Charles Laughton's Quasimodo. " – Adrian Turner (Radio Times)
- " Laurence Olivier's classic rendition (1956) of Shakespeare's total villain contains one of his most engaging performances and reveals some of his best spatial manipulation of action. " – Don Druker (Chicago Reader)
- " Olivier's performance was brilliant on the stage; here it is even more impressive, the irony sharpened, the arrogance made more breathtaking by the camera's intimacy. " – MFB Critics (Monthly Film Bulletin)