Ilektra / Electra (1962) DVD9, DVD5
This excellent adaptation by Michael Cacoyannis of the famous tragedy by Euripides garnered him his first international success and an award at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival.
Irene Papas plays Electra, the daughter of King Agememnon and sister of Orestes, caught up in an uncontrollable need for revenge. After the king returns from the battlefield, Clytemestra (his wife) joins with her lover in murdering the hapless ruler while he bathes. Orestes is sent away immediately, and Electra is left to simmer in her growing hatred of her mother. But noble Electra's all-consuming need for vengeance, which she plots to exact with the help of her brother Orestes, leaves her blind to the repercussions of her actions.

Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis (Michael Cacoyannis)
Cast: Irene Papas, Giannis Fertis, Aleka Katselli
Country: Greece
Genre: Drama

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:47:28 | 7.24 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English

Extras (in Greek):
• Interview with the director (40 mins)
• Photo Gallery
• Trailer
• Filmography

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:52:35 | 4.26 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Greek, English, Francais
Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol

• Trailer

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