Rent Women in Love (1969)

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Synopsis:
Growing up in the sheltered society of 1920s England, Gudrun (Jackson) and Ursula (Jennie Linden) know little about the ways of love. So when they pursue thrilling, torrid affairs with a notorious playboy (Alan Bates) and a brooding philanderer (Oliver Reed), what they discover about their lovers, and themselves, may be all consuming - and dangerously volatile - than they ever dared imagine.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Larry Kramer
Writers:
D.H. Lawrence, Larry Kramer
Others:
Georges Delerue, Luciana Arrighi, Billy Williams, Shirley Russell, Terry Rawlings
Studio:
MGM
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Romance
Awards:

1971 Oscar Best Actress

BBFC:
Release Date:
02/08/2004
Run Time:
125 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, German Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Greek, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Interactive Menu Screens
BBFC:
Release Date:
22/08/2016
Run Time:
131 minutes
Languages:
English LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.75:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Billy Williams OBE BSC in conversation with Phil Meheux BSC (2015, 49 mins): in-depth interview with the Oscar winning cinematographer
  • Audio Commentary with director Ken Russell
  • Audio Commentary with writer and producer Larry Kramer
  • Second Best (Stephen Dartnell, 1972, 27 mins): previously unreleased short film starring Alan Bates, based on the story by D H Lawrence
  • The Guardian Lecture: Glenda Jackson interviewed at the National Film Theatre (1982, 77 mins, audio only)
  • The Pacemakers: Glenda Jackson (1971, 14 mins): a documentary profile in which the actress speaks of her performance in Women in Love
  • Stills and Collection Gallery

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Minor Masterpiece - Women in Love review by GI

Spoiler Alert
09/04/2021

Hugely controversial when originally released this is a tragic romance story adapted from the novel by D.H. Lawrence. Set in the 1920s mainly in the industrial Midlands shot as a contrast between the beauty of the natural landscape and the "dark, satanic mills" of the coal mines with images reminiscent of Lowry. Alan Bates and Oliver Reed play Rupert and Gerald, they are best friends, the former a bohemian teacher in love with his colleague Ursula (Jennie Linden), and the latter a rich mine owner in love with Ursula's sister, Gudrun (Glenda Jackson). The sisters resist the social expectations that they see women falling into, namely marriage, housewife and motherhood and dream of true love. Rupert and Gerald seek ultimate satisfaction from love that involves sex, dedication and contentment. The couples begin tempestuous relationships climaxing in a holiday to the Swiss Alps where tragedy strikes. This marks director Ken Russell's first foray into a style of film making that set him as having a unique eye and his ability to display images that were often very challenging. This film has probably one of the most famous homo-erotic scenes in any film and the sex scenes are graphic for their time. Ultimately this is a beautiful film, a landmark British film and its realistic depiction of the times whilst telling a story of tortured love marks it as a minor masterpiece. This is a must see film and definitely one to seek out if you've never seen it.

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