Women in Love [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

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Women in Love is set in 1920s England, where free-spirited artist Gudrun (Glenda Jackson) and her schoolteacher sister Ursula (Jennie Linden) make the acquaintance of lifelong friends Gerald (Oliver Reed) and Rupert (Alan Bates). The foursome attends a picnic in honor of a pair of newlyweds, who put a damper on the proceedings (literally!) by drowning in a nearby lake. Evidently unscathed by this tragedy, Gerald and Rupert participate in a nude wrestling match later that evening (this was the sequence that got the most press, thanks to fleeting glimpses of the male stars' privates). Gerald marries Gudrun, Rupert weds Ursula, and the foursome embarks upon a Swiss honeymoon. The holiday is marred by infidelity and sudden death, leaving Rupert to wonder aloud just what it is that makes men and women "tick." An Academy Award went to Glenda Jackson, while nominations were bestowed upon screenwriter Larry Kramer and cinematographer Billy Williams (who received an uncredited assist from director Ken Russell). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Product Details

Release Date
3/27/18 
Studio
Criterion
MPAA Rating
R -- Restricted
Length
2 hours, 11 minutes
Sound
  • No information available
Region
  • Blu-ray region A (North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia)
Video Features
  • New, restored 4k digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Two 2003 Commentaries featuring Director Ken Russell and Screenwriter Producer Larry Kramer
  • Segments from a 2007 Interview with Russell for the BAFTA Los Angeles Heritage Archive
  • A British Picture: Portrait of an Enfant Terrible, Russell's 1989 biopic on his own life and career
  • Interview from 1976 with actor Glenda Jackson
  • Interviews with Kramer and Actors Alan Bates and Jennie Linden from the set
  • New interviews with Cinematographer Billy Williams and Editor Michael Bradsell
  • Second Best, a 1972 short film based onn a D.H. Lawrence story, Produced by and starring Bates
  • Trailer
  • Plus: An essay by scholar Linda Ruth Williams
Number of Discs
1

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