Romeo and Juliet

Theatrical Release: October 8, 1968
DVD Release: May 23, 2000
Romeo and Juliet


Director Franco Zeffirelli’s beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language, Romeo Montague (Leonard Whiting) and Juliet Capulet (Olivia Hussey) fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young lovers defy their destiny and elope, only to suffer the ultimate tragedy.

Dove Review

How tragic. Two young people very much in love give the ultimate sacrifice as they believe this will allow them to be together. Romeo and Juliet fall in love despite all the hatred their families have for each other. Their two families are arch enemies and refuse to try and settle their differences. Its sad that even in medieval times there was so much hate and mistrust. Little did William Shakespeare know how true this story can be in today’s world.

Because of the nudity and violence this DVD cannot receive our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Sex: Couples Kissing; couple shown in bed and implied sex.
Language: God used in reverence; OG-1; H-1
Violence: A man hits man with sign; dueling; man with blood on face and hands; man stabbed in the eye; mob scene where food is thrown; man stabbed in chest; father brutally throws daughter across room; Juliet commits suicide by stabbing herself.
Drugs: Juliet drinks a potion to simulate death; Romeo drinks poison to commit suicide.
Nudity: Naked Couple in bed; full back nudity on Romeo; full frontal view of Juliet’s bare breasts; Juliet and Romeo’s bare backs; Low cut dress and nightgown.
Other: The topic of death and suicide are featured.


Company: Paramount Home Entertainment
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 138 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Starring: Leonard Whiting Olivia Hussey Michael York John McEnery Laurence Olivier Milo O'Shea Pat Heywood Robert Stephens Bruce Robinson
Reviewer: Judy Horan