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Assassination of Julius Caesar, The
TV-to-Movie
January 11, 2013    
Overall rating 
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

An ellegant Shakespearean edit that has passed a bit unnoticed so far, but that deserves much more acclaim. It does cover roughly the same events than Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, and does so in a way that almost feels conceived as such from the start. It is true that the actor playing Brutus is not completely up to the task, particularly when compared to James Mason in the 1953 film of the play, but considering that he was initially just part of an ensemble cast, he's more than adequate. Titus Pullo's cameo is very welcome and does feel like something special.

The technical execution (no pun intended) is completely flawless and the nips and tucks are invisible. If anything, there's slight pixellation during some fast movement shots, but otherwise video and audio are up to commercial release standards. Be sure to stay through the end credits for a nice teaser that reveals that Kerr's Rome/Shakespeare mashups aren't over.

Another remarkable artistic triumph for Kerr.

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