Richard III: Martyr or Monster? The Shocking Truth Behind Shakespeare’s Bloody Tyrant

Available on DVD August 27

New York, NY, August 01, 2013 --( Kultur is proud to announce the DVD release of Richard III: Martyr or Monster? available on August 27, 2013.

After being lost for centuries, the recent discovery of a skeleton has now been confirmed as that of King Richard III, widely depicted as one of history’s most notorious villains.

Filmed entirely on location in Great Britain, Richard III: Martyr or Monster? reveals the true man behind Shakespeare’s villain and exposes the extent to which Shakespeare bent the truth in order to please his own Tudor monarch.

He lived and died over 500 years ago, but today Richard III is still one of the most controversial kings in the long history of England. His story encompasses legends of intrigue, murder, war and treachery. The real king died in battle on the field of Bosworth fighting in vain against Henry Tudor. But Richard’s story was embroidered by William Shakespeare who, in his sensational history play, retold the story with Richard in the role of the hunchbacked tyrant who slaughtered is way to the throne by the murder of young princes in the Tower Of London.

Featuring incisive interviews with leading historians, including Phillippa Langley and authorities on Shakespeare, specially filmed sequences from the play and highly accurate historical reconstructions, this authoritative film is the key to one of history’s greatest mysteries.

Title: Richard III: Martyr or Monster?
Street Date: August 27, 2013
SRP: $24.99
SKU: D4869
Run Time: 48 Minutes
UPC: 032031486997
ISBN: 0-978-7697-5016-3
Territory: U.S. and Canada--Region 1

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