Renowned for such Broadway hits as "The Lion King," director Julie Taymor turns her talents to one of Shakespeare's classics in this drama that alters the original story in one key way ...with Prospero converted into Prospera, as portrayed by Helen Mirren.
Now a sorceress, she uses her powers to get even with her enemies by stranding them on an island where she unleashes her force. The impressive cast also includes Jeremy Irons, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, David Strathairn, Felicity Jones, Alan Cumming, Djimon Hounsou ("Amistad"), Chris Cooper and Tom Conti. DVD extras: audio commentary by Taymor; Brand rehearsal footage; music video. *** (PG-13: AS, N, V) (Also on Blu-ray)
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