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Shakespeare Retold Collection, The (4 Disc Box Set)

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Macbeth
Shakespeare’s Macbeth is transposed to the enclosed and passionate world of a top restaurant kitchen. Joe Macbeth is Head Chef in an award-winning restaurant owned by ‘Executive Chef’ Duncan. Whilst Duncan swans around from TV interview to celebrity party garnering praise and recognition for his amazing cooking, Joe is the one hard at work producing culinary masterpieces for the tables. Joe is driven and passionate about food and his kitchen, and successfully leads an army of keen young chefs. One night, three witch-like binmen meet Joe and his sous-chef Billy and tell them that the restaurant will win three Michelin stars and that Joe will own the whole place one day. They tell Billy that his sons are also in line to inherit. Weirdly, their predictions start to come true as soon as the boys arrive back in the restaurant: Duncan drops by to tell them that they have been awarded the coveted three stars. He also tells Joe that his teenage son Malcolm will take over the restaurant when he’s old enough, but in the meantime, if anything should happen to him the whole lot will go to Joe as his valued second in command.Joe tells his wife Ella about his weird night. Ella is ambitious but troubled, and urges Joe to continue his rapid rise through the ranks. If they kill Duncan, the restaurant kingdom which they’ve worked so hard for, will be all theirs… Spurred on by Ella, Joe begins to discover the seductive but destructive possibilities of power, and soon enough, greed and ambition take over with tragic results.

Midsummer Nights Dream
During an engagement party thrown by Theo and Polly for their daughter Hermia and Theo, a man she grew up with but doesn't really love, Hermia's true love Xander shows up. After Hermia declares her engagement to James is off, it becomes clear that her best friend Helena has been in love with James all along. When the King and Queen of the Fairies (themselves feuding) decide to straighten things out with a love potion, their meddling goes terribly wrong and the relationships between all those involved become even murkier than they were.

Much Ado About Nothing

A romantic comedy set in a regional newsroom between warring co-anchors Beatrice and Benedick.

Taming of the Shrew
Katherine is extremely abrasive in her dealings with everyone, both in Parliament and her personal life. Her sister Bianca couldn't be more different -- a popular model whom everyone loves. Bianca's long time manager wants to marry her; in order to put him off she says she won't marry until her sister is wed (a prospect she knows will keep her safe.) So her manager arranges his friend -- who is a titled Earl -- to meet and marry Kate and the battle is on.
Release date NZ
October 9th, 2007
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Box Set
Director
Language
English
Studio
Genre
  • Drama
UPC
9398710768190
Product ID
1547503

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