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Women in love
Jackson, Glenda, actor.
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[Culver City, CA] : MGM/UA Home Video, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (131 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
A sensual investigation of the relationships of two couples, exploring the thin line between love and lust.
General Note:
Special features: audio commentary with director Ken Russell, second audio commentary with writer/producer Larry Kramer, behind the scenes photo gallery, original theatrical trailer.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1969.

Based on the novel by D.H. Lawrence.

For specific features see interactive menu.


Reading Level:
Rated R.
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DVD 7959 Adult DVD Open Shelf

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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

Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

Adapted from the D.H. Lawrence novel, Ken Russell's voluptuous film version is restrained compared to his more lurid work (The Devils; Altered States) but by no means tame. Infamous fig-eating and nude-wrestling scenes figure prominently in its provocative exploration of love between the sexes, with a pair of sisters (Oscar-winning Glenda Jackson, -Jennie Linden) romancing their respective beaus (Oliver Reed, Alan Bates) in very different ways-and the men sharing an unusual bond of their own. Restored in 4K, this extras-laden edition easily bests the old MGM disc. [See Trailers, LJ 2/1/18] © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.