Lady Chatterley

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The British 1993 miniseries Lady Chatterley comes to DVD on this two-disc set from Acorn. The first disc contains part one, "Among the Ruins," and part two, "Nest and Houses." Special features include biographies of source novelist D.H. Lawrence, director Ken Russell, and cast members Sean Bean, Joely Richardson, and James Wilby. Also contains the broadcast trailer, an interview with Russell, and a behind-the-scenes photo gallery. The second disc contains part three, "Court Return," and part four, "Holiday ...
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Overview

The British 1993 miniseries Lady Chatterley comes to DVD on this two-disc set from Acorn. The first disc contains part one, "Among the Ruins," and part two, "Nest and Houses." Special features include biographies of source novelist D.H. Lawrence, director Ken Russell, and cast members Sean Bean, Joely Richardson, and James Wilby. Also contains the broadcast trailer, an interview with Russell, and a behind-the-scenes photo gallery. The second disc contains part three, "Court Return," and part four, "Holiday Escape."
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Special Features

Exclusive interview with director Ken Russell; Behind-the-scenes photo gallery ; Broadcast trailer; Cast and crew filmographies; D.H. Lawrence biography
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Editorial Reviews

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The BBC tapped acclaimed director Ken Russell for its four-part 1993 adaptation of D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Having filmed Lawrence’s Women in Love in 1969 and The Rainbow in 1989, Russell was no stranger to the writer’s explorations of sensuality and English society. In Lady Chatterley,Russell departs from his trademark cinematic flamboyance and renders this highly charged story with straightforward grace, stately visual grandeur, and period authenticity. Joely Richardson The Patriot stars as Constance Chatterley, a young upper-class woman whose husband returns from WWI paralyzed and wheelchair-bound. Breaking all the rules of polite society, Connie soon takes up with the estate’s gamekeeper, Mellors, played with rough-hewn intensity by Sean Bean The Fellowship of the Ring. The novel sparked one of the most notorious obscenity trials of the 20th century, and the miniseries itself generated controversy for its nudity and graphic sexuality. Yet Russell gives equal attention to the class warfare and social drama featured in Lawrence’s novel. The DVD includes a number of special features, including behind-the-scenes photos, filmographies, and a lengthy interview with the director, who also appears in a small role as Sir Michael Reid, Lady Chatterley’s father.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/2003
  • UPC: 054961549191
  • Original Release: 1992
  • Rating:

  • Source: Acorn Media
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 3:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 13,755

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joely Richardson Lady Chatterley
Sean Bean Mellors
James Wilby Sir Clifford Chatterley
Shirley Ann Field Mrs. Bolton
Ben Aris Tommy Dukes
Hetty Baynes Hilda
Brian Blessed Petty Officer
Gary Crosby Saxophonist
P.J. Davidson Gamekeeper
Soo Drouet Mrs. Flint
Frank Grimes Mr. Linley
Roger Hammond Duke of Oaklands
Melanie Hughes Simpson
Pat Keen Mrs. Mellors
Breffni McKenna Donald Forbes
Judith Paris Mrs. Marshall
Ken Russell Sir Michael Reid
Molly Russell Molly
Rupert Russell Rupert
David Sterne Field
Michael Turner Rector Asby
Technical Credits
Ken Russell Director, Camera Operator, Screenwriter
Johan Eliasch Executive Producer
Robert Haggiag Executive Producer
Michael Haggiag Producer, Screenwriter
Barry Hanson Executive Producer
Evangeline Harrison Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Heggiag Executive Producer
Jean-Claude Petit Score Composer
Malcolm Stone Art Director
Ronaldo Vasconcellos Producer
Robin Vidgeon Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. Part One: Among the Ruins
2. Gameskeeping
3. The Black Horse
4. Faces
5. Preservation
6. Festive Season
7. Measures of Time
8. Nursing Ills
1. Part Two: Nest and Houses
2. Independence
3. Isolation
4. Strike Breaking
5. Encounters
6. J'adoube
7. Rumor Mill
8. Reproduction
Side #2 -- Disc 2
1. Part Three: Court Return
2. Crossed Nails
3. His Touch
4. Servant Class
5. Intimate Details
6. Swept Off
7. Storm Clouds Rise
8. Surprise Visit
1. Part Four: Holiday Escape
2. Troubling News
3. Inherited Power
4. Ramifications
5. Pain of Loss
6. Set Adrift
7. New Madonna
8. Departures
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Menu

Side #1 -- Disc 1
   Episode Selection
      Part One
      Part Two
   Scene Index
   Special Features
      DH Lawrence
      Cast and Crew Filmographies
         Sean Bean
         Joely Richardson
         James Wilby
         Ken Russell
      Broadcast Trailer
      Interview With Writer/Director Ken Russell
      Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery
Side #2 -- Disc 2
   Episode Selection
      Part Three
      Part Four
   Scene Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not completely faithful, but a great adaptation

    For those faithful to the final publication of Lady Chatterley's Lover now available, you'll find this adaptation slightly different, but no less enjoyable. I believe it faithful to what DH Lawrence must have intended when writing the book and believe the film makers honored the book well. Superbly cast, Sean Bean and Joely Richardson do wonders with their parts, particularly Mr. Bean as he brought Mellors soaring off the screen. Some things that were disappointingly left out were backstory to Mellors and the Lady, including Mellors' experiences during the war and Constances previous dalliances with other men. Despite that, I highly recommend this one, while not completely faithful, a spirited adaptation.

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