Thursday, 22 March 2012

Zorba the Greek Gets Blu-ray Upgrade

Zorba the Greek on Blu-rayZorba the Greek comes to Blu-ray on June 5th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Cinefiles and collectors can pre-order the film exclusively through Screen Archives to receive the Blu-ray in advance on April 3rd. Featuring the unforgettable Oscar-nominated performance by Anthony Quinn, this stunning masterpiece by Michael Cacoyannis is a must-have for any film-lover’s library.
Zorba the Greek: Starring Academy Award Winner Anthony Quinn (Lawrence of Arabia, Viva Zapata!, and Lust for Life) and Academy Award Winner Lila Kedrova (The Kremlin Letter), ZORBA THE GREEK is the winner of three Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress (Lila Kedrova), Best Cinematography, and Best Art Direction.  The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards in all, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director.
On the Greek isle of Crete, Basil (Alan Bates), a shy inhibited writer from England is befriended by Zorba (Anthony Quinn) a boisterous peasant with an astonishing love for life. When Zorba agrees to work at Basil’s abandoned mine, it is the beginning of a lesson for the young man as he gradually moves from an observer of the world to a participant. This acclaimed classic co-stars Irene Pappas and Lila Kedrova in an Oscar winning performance.

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