Trailer: 4K Restoration Of “The Lion In Winter”

Studio Canal and Rialto Pictures have released a trailer for its upcoming re-release of 1968 cinematic classic “The Lion in Winter” based on James Goldman’s play.

Boasting a 4K restoration, the Christmas-set story follows King Henry II (Peter O’Toole) and his imprisoned wife Eleanor of Aquitaine (Katharine Hepburn) as they struggle to agree on which of their three sons should inherit the throne.

Two of said three sons are acting legends Anthony Hopkins and Timothy Dalton who are ‘introduced’ here. Hepburn, Goldman and composer John Barry all took home Oscars for their work.

The film will run at the New York Film Forum from December 16th-27th, and Los Angeles’ Numark from December 16th-24th. Further dates will be announced later, and hopefully we can expect a Blu-ray release early next year.