Women in Love Blu Ray|
Before director Ken Russell's name became synonymous with cinematic extravagance and overkill, he actually directed what is one of the most passionate and involving adaptations of DH Lawrence in recent memory. Oliver Reed and Alan Bates star as friends who fall in love with a pair of sisters (Jennie Linden and Glenda Jackson, who won an Oscar for the role). But the relationships take markedly different directions, as Russell explores the nature of commitment and love. Bates and Linden learn to give themselves to each other; the more withdrawn Reed cannot, finally, connect with the demanding and challenging Jackson. Shot with great sensuality, Women in Love was surprisingly frank for its period (1970) and includes one of the most charged scenes in movie history: Bates and Reed as manly men, wrestling nude by firelight. --Marshall Finefrom£7.69 | RRP:
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Ken Russell directs this adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel starring Alan Bates, Oliver Reed and Glenda Jackson. Set in the Midlands mining town of Beldover in the 1920s, the film follows the relationships between sisters Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen (Jennie Linden and Jackson) and their husbands Gerald Crich (Reed) and Rupert Birkin (Bates). Following their courtship, the quartet spend time together discussing the meaning of life and love but when they go on holiday together to the Alps the complex and fiery relationship between Gerald and Gudrun begins to boil over which has devastating implications for all involved.
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