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Lady Chatterley
     

Lady Chatterley

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Director: Ken Russell

Cast: Joely Richardson, Sean Bean, James Wilby

 

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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

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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 Escape."

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/2003
UPC:
0054961549191
Original Release:
1992
Rating:
NR
Source:
Acorn Media
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
3:25:00
Sales rank:
24,712

Special Features

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joely Richardson Lady Chatterley
Sean Bean Mellors
James Wilby Sir Clifford Chatterley
Shirley Ann Field Mrs. Bolton
Soo Drouet Mrs. Flint
Frank Grimes Mr. Linley
David Sterne Field
Melanie Hughes Simpson
Ben Aris Tommy Dukes
Hetty Baynes Hilda
Brian Blessed Petty Officer
Gary Crosby Saxophonist
P.J. Davidson Gamekeeper
Roger Hammond Duke of Oaklands
Pat Keen Mrs. Mellors
Breffni McKenna Donald Forbes
Judith Paris Mrs. Marshall
Ken Russell Sir Michael Reid
Molly Russell Molly
Rupert Russell Rupert
Michael Turner Rector Asby

Technical Credits
Ken Russell Director,Camera Operator,Screenwriter
Johan Eliasch Executive Producer
Michael Haggiag Producer,Screenwriter
Robert Haggiag Executive Producer
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

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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Lady Chatterley 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.