Boris Pasternak's tale of love, betrayal and revolution. "Thrilling" - The Times (U.K.); "Simply stunning" - Broadcast. A man torn between two women amid the chaos and brutality of the Russian Revolution. One of the world's most famous love stories and half a century of Russian history come to life in this adaptation of Pasternak's masterpiece by celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies (Bridget Jones's Diary, Pride & Prejudice).
War and revolution bring poet and physician Yury Zhivago (Hans Matheson, The Tudors) together with the beautiful Lara (Keira Knightley, Atonement), his muse and all-consuming passion. But both are haunted-Yury by guilt over his betrayal of Tonya, his beloved wife, and Lara by fear of Komarovsky (Sam Neill, Jurassic Park), the powerful man who means to have her any way he can.
The complete U.K. broadcast edition of Doctor Zhivago
is getting re-released on DVD from Acorn Media this coming Tuesday, January 1st
(New Year's Day). The 2-disc set is priced at $29.99 SRP and includes cast and crew interviews (70 min.), a photo gallery, filmographies, a Boris Pasternak biography, and glossary of the main characters. Here's the package art for the new version (which looks quite a lot like the studio's 2003 release!):