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The Count Of Monte Cristo [DVD]
The Classic tale fr...
show moreom Alexandre Dumas Alexandre Dumas pres classic adventure yarn sprawls across 1,000 pages in print, and although it has been adapted many times for the big screen, it needed an epic TV miniseries to do justice to its wealth of narrative detail. In 1998, it received just that, courtesy of this big-budget French adaptation whose star-studded cast is headed by Grard Depardieu as merchant sailor Edmond Dants. Unjustly imprisoned for nearly two decades, he disguises himself as the mysterious Count of Monte Cristo, under which name he exacts a coolly calculated revenge on the men who wronged him. The blood-and-thunder elements of the story are played for all theyre worth, but Depardieus nuanced performance never quite abandons his characters essential humanity. As he says at the start: Do you think I like being the Count of Monte Cristo? Hes a terrifying man ruthless and cold. I didnt want to become that man.show less