Women in Love

Women in Love

Alan Bates
Director: Ken Russell Cast: Alan Bates
Alan Bates
, Oliver Reed
Oliver Reed
, Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
Ken Russell

Blu-ray (Color)

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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).

Product Details

Release Date: 03/27/2018
UPC: 0715515212816
Original Release: 1969
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Color]
Time: 2:11:00
Sales rank: 888

Special 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

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

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