Wuthering Heights DVD


Peter Kosminsky's 1992 adaptation of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights goes to the extreme of casting Sinead O'Connor in a brief bit as Bronte herself, but the film still doesn't approach the accomplishment of William Wyler's classic 1939 production (with Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon) or subsequent versions by Luis Bunuel and Robert Fuest. That doesn't make it unwatchable, however: it still offers The English Patient costars Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche as doomed lovers Heathcliff and Cathy. Binoche is a bit washed-out, but Fiennes makes a strong impression... as the rejected labourer who makes his fortune and exacts a vengeance. Unlike Wyler's film, this one covers all the chapters of Bronte's book, but it is sodden with misery and lacks all grace. --Tom Keogh [show more]

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22 December 2003
Paramount Home Entertainment (UK) 
102 minutes 
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. Emily Bronte's timeless tale of love and passion comes alive in this stirring new film version starring Juliette Binoche and Ralph Fiennes. Shot on location in Yorkshire, this is the first screen adaptation to present Bronte's complete story of two generations of the Earnshaw and Linton families, as their lives and fortunes intertwine in a complex web dominated by the passionate relationship between doomed lovers Heathcliff and Cathy.   Fiennes gives a dynamic performance as Heathcliff and Binoche dazzles in the dual roles of Cathy Earnshaw and Catherine Linton in a movie that captures all the power of the classic novel.   Actors Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Janet McTeer, Sophie Ward, Simon Shepherd, Jeremy Northam, Paul Geoffrey & Jonathan Firth Director Peter Kosminsky Certificate PG Year 1992 Screen Widescreen 16:9 Anamorphic Languages English - Dolby Digital (5.1) Subtitles English ; Arabic ; Bulgarian ; Croatian ; Czech ; Dutch ; French ; Greek ; Hebrew ; Hungarian ; Polish ; Portuguese ; Romanian ; Serbian ; Slovenian ; Turkish ; English for the hearing impaired Duration 1 hour and 42 minutes (approx)

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