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  • Actors: Bryce Dallas Howard, Kevin Kline, Alfred Molina
  • Directors: Kenneth Branagh
  • Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Studio: HBO (Warner)
  • Release Date: Sept. 25 2007
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000SM6FKE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,455 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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As You Like It (DVD)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Beasley on Sept. 20 2009
Format: DVD
I am surprised I am the first reviewer for this movie. This is an amazing production of As You Like It. The coup scene added to the beginning of the play was a fun added touch, and it only gets better from there. The actress plays Rosalind just as I envision her: confident, playful, loyal, and sincerely in love. I am not normally a fan of romantic comedy, but I love this play and this version of it in particular. The play gently mocks some of the conventions and silliness we experience around love while maintaining a positive view on love's possibilities in contrast to the character, Jacques, and his chronic cynicism and melancholy. The setting, Japan, and the costumes are beautiful but in no way distract you from the strong acting in this film. If you are choosing between this production and the one staring Laurence Olvier, please choose this one! The Olivier version cuts out far too many lines and the acting is mediocre for the most part. This movie is guaranteed to put you in a cheery mood.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on April 30 2011
Format: DVD
Every few years, Kenneth Branagh comes out with another Shakespeare movie (plus the Shakespeare-themed "A Midwinter's Tale"). The fluffiest and weirdest of his Shakespeare movies thus far has to be "As You Like It" -- the actors are simply brilliant and they handle the romantic disasters beautifully, but the ending is painfully twee and the Japanese setting constantly snaps you out of it.

The cruel Duke (Brian Blessed) has deposed his far nicer brother (Blessed in a different wig), and the ex-Duke has run off into the Forest of Arden. At the same time, a young man named Orlando (David Oyelowo) has been cast out by his cruel brother Oliver (Adrian Lester).

Then the Duke decides to exile his niece Rosalind (Bryce Dallas Howard), despite the pleas of his daughter Celia (Romola Garai). So Rosalind (disguised as a boy), Celia and the jester Touchstone (Alfred Molina) run away into the Forest of Arden the following night, and soon encounter the exiled Duke and his followers. So does Orlando and his faithful servant Adam.

Because of a previous meeting, Rosalind and Orlando are already in love. But not only does he not recognize her, but because she's disguised as a boy she's attracted the amorous intentions of a local shepherdess. And to make matters even more complex, Touchstone is in a love triangle of his own, and Oliver has stumbled into Arden as well. Is everything going to end well?

Think about it: it's Shakespeare with all its transvestitism, romantic tangles and mass confusion... but they add katanas and NINJAS. Seriously, how cool is that?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Power HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on Feb. 20 2012
Format: DVD
Recently, I have watched a number of Shakespeare plays. I have enjoyed some of Branagh's productions.

Particularly the amazing Henry V (Widescreen), when he gives the famous speech at the Battle of Agincourt- "We few. We precious few. We band of brothers.' I liked the banter between his character Benedick, and Emma Thompson as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (Widescreen), and the romance between the two in Henry V.

I have also watched the BBC version of As You Like it starring Helen Mirren and James Bolam.

Now with As You Like It, Branagh movies it from its usual locale the forest of Arden in France, to Japan, and at the beginning introduces ninjas. In a nutshell, it's a love story and story of contrast between the courtly material life, and pastoral life, and when our main characters get disinherited or banished, they end up in the Forest of Arden living like Robin Hood in the golden age.

Rosalinde changes her name to Ganimede and disguises herself as a man, and her banished suitor Orlando does not recognise her. Now something unusual happens in the forest, people start wooing each other, and falling in love, Ganimede attracts the attentions of a local wench Phoebe, while Touchstone the magician has a thing for Audrey even if she is a bit of a slut, allegedly.

For me the Forest of Arden is like the superconscious mind, the magical place where all problems get solved, the forest of all possibillity.
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