BOOTLEG FILES 698: “Macbeth” (1961 Canadian television production starring Sean Connery in the title role).
LAST SEEN: We cannot confirm the most recent exhibition of this title.
AMERICAN HOME VIDEO: On a public domain label and a collector-to-collector label.
REASON FOR BOOTLEG STATUS: There might be some rights issue holding it up.
CHANCES OF SEEING A COMMERCIAL DVD RELEASE: Not likely.
Sean Connery celebrated his 89th birthday earlier this week and social media was a flutter with tributes recalling his star-making performances as James Bond and his fine work in films stretching from the 1960s to the early 2000s. But few people recalled Connery’s role as the homicidal yet tragic Scottish nobleman who killed his way to the crown in “Macbeth.” Indeed, this work remains among the actor’s least known and most curious efforts.