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Women in Love

Women in Love

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Director: Ken Russell

Cast: Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson

     
 
Based on the novel by D.H. Lawrence, Ken Russell's 1969 erotic drama Women in Love comes to DVD from MGM with a luscious widescreen transfer. The Dolby Digital mono soundtrack is rendered in English with subtitles available in English, Spanish, and French. Director Ken Russell and writer/producer Larry Kramer provide two separate audio commentary tracks. Other

Overview

Based on the novel by D.H. Lawrence, Ken Russell's 1969 erotic drama Women in Love comes to DVD from MGM with a luscious widescreen transfer. The Dolby Digital mono soundtrack is rendered in English with subtitles available in English, Spanish, and French. Director Ken Russell and writer/producer Larry Kramer provide two separate audio commentary tracks. Other special features include behind-the-scenes photo galleries, original theatrical trailer, and trailers for other MGM titles. This is a highly recommended release of a classic film that hasn't looked this good in over 30 years.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
A film adaptation that actually does justice to the novel, Ken Russell's version of D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love (1969) achieves the requisite visceral power for a story about the vicissitudes of love and lust. With the central quartet flawlessly embodied by Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Jennie Linden, and then-unknown Glenda Jackson, Russell and writer Larry Kramer delve deeply into the emotional nuances and potential fallout from the different efforts to negotiate early 20th century sexual and marital conventions -- an equally timely subject in 1969. The complex passions are given further sensuous life by Russell's soon-to-be-renowned gift for lavish visuals, with Billy Williams' golden cinematography and expressive lighting helping to turn Bates' and Reed's famous nude-wrestling match into an even more erotically charged encounter. Greeted with critical raves, especially for Jackson's vivid performance as neurotic Gudrun, Women in Love became a hit, powering Russell and Jackson to international fame, Oscar nominations, and an Oscar win for Jackson.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/04/2003
UPC:
0027616884275
Original Release:
1969
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
2:11:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary with director Ken Russell; Second audio commentary with writer/producer Larry Kramer; Behind-the-scenes photo gallery; Original theatrical trailer; English: Mono; English, French, & Spanish-language subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alan Bates Rupert Birkin
Oliver Reed Gerald Crich
Glenda Jackson Gudrun,Brangwen
Jennie Linden Ursula Brangwen
Eleanor Bron Hermione Roddice
Alan Webb Mr. Thomas Crich
Vladek Sheybal Loerke
Catherine Willmer Mrs. Crich
Sarah Nicholls Winifred Crich
Sharon Gurney Laura Crich
Christopher Gable Tibby Lupton
Nike Arrighi Contessa
Michael Graham Cox Palmer
Michael Garratt Maestro
Michael Gough Tom Brangwen
Richard Heffer Loerke's Friend
James Laurenson Minister
Norma Shebbeare Anna Brangwen

Technical Credits
Ken Russell Director
Luciana Arrighi Set Decoration/Design
Roy Baird Producer
Jonathan Benson Asst. Director
Michael Bradsell Editor
Georges Delerue Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Terry Gilbert Choreography
David Harcourt Camera Operator
Kenneth V. Jones Art Director
Ken Jones Art Director
Larry Kramer Producer,Screenwriter
Frank Kramer Screenwriter
Charles Parker Makeup
Terry Rawlings Choreography
Martin Rosen Co-producer,Producer
Shirley Russell Costumes/Costume Designer
Billy Williams Cinematographer
D.H. Lawrence Source Author

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Marriage?/Main Title [:11]
2. The Biology of Lust [6:36]
3. The Fig's Naughty Secrets [3:32]
4. Non-Sensual Entertainment [7:27]
5. "They Hate You" [12:55]
6. "I Want to Drown in Flesh" [3:33]
7. Strangers at A Picnic/Cattle [2:52]
8. Death Be Better Than Love [9:18]
9. Gladiatorial Brotherhood [8:51]
10. Fools and Foul Liars [1:43]
11. Mother's Judgments [9:49]
12. Muddy Night Visitor [7:53]
13. Can't Feel the Alternative [5:43]
14. "You, Me and A Few Others" [7:31]
15. An Awfully Jolly Outing [2:02]
16. Art in Isolation [3:10]
17. A Lover's Slow Torture [8:40]
18. Cleopatra and Tchaikovsky [6:14]
19. Fascination With A Rat [6:50]
20. Two Kinds of Love/Credits [:28]

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Women in Love 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Perhaps Ken Russell's best all-around film, containing flawless performances by Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Jennie Linden and Glenda Jackson (Best Actress Oscar) as well as some of the most resourceful use of lighting and color in Seventies cinema. Released in the U.S. in 1970, the film was Russell's first major success, and most critics were quick to point out how closely it followed D.H. Lawrence's novel. In bringing Lawrence's complex study of human love and passion to the screen, Russell made a film of both emotional impact and visual power. The way he handles the intimate encounters of the four principles is especially good, and the lovemaking in the film has all the grace and beauty of ballet, the characters caressing and embracing in fluid slow motion. "Women in Love" is an immensely complex but perfectly controlled film which displays Russell's talent for matching landscape with the emotional affinities of the people in it and infusing both with Lawrence's argument for love in the widest, freest sense. Russell's instinct for the look and feel of a film have never been so admirably in touch with the inspiration of a great artist as they were in "Women in Love". His talent to appall and abuse is what ultimately remains. In a film created with keen intelligence, integrity, and meticulous period flavor, D.H. Lawrence's ideas about life and love retain remarkable potency. [filmfactsman]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago