Wilde (Special Edition)

Closed Capationed Starring: Stephen Fry, Vanessa Redgrave & Jude Law Director: Brian Gilbert  Rated: R: Restricted
Rating 4.3
91 ratings
Movie on IMDb
List Price: $22.99
Your Price: $20.69
You Save: $2.30 (10% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
Item:  CTR 2297D

DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1997
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers
    • Audio Commentary: Cast & Crew
    • Featurette:
      1. STILL WILD ABOUT WILDE
      2. SIMPLY WILE
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Selection
    • Interactive Menus
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Production Notes
    • Filmographies
    • Photo Montage
  • DVD-ROM Features:
    • Complete Content of the Official WILDE Website

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , &
Performer: , &
Directed by

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 01/15/1999
"...Restrained, sober, decorous..." -- Rating: B
Film Comment - 11/01/1997
"...Brit comedian Stephen Fry is tall, elegant, and whimsical, and wears fin-de-siecle clothes as if born in them....His performance is a perfect center for others to whirl around..."
New York Times - 05/01/1998
"...[An] effectively intimate portrait....Stephen Fry looks uncannily like Wilde and presents a mixture of superciliousness and vulnerability....[His] warmly sympathetic performance finds the gentleness beneath the wit..."
Premiere - 05/01/1998
"...Director Gilbert displays all of Wilde's facets in this elegant film..."
Los Angeles Times - 05/01/1998
"...Deeply moving....WILDE is a lustrous period piece with a high degree of authenticity in d├ęcor and costume....A work of superior craftsmanship..."

Product Description:

Based on the best-selling biography by Richard Ellman, this unconventional biopic traces the brilliant, witty, and tragic life of Oscar Wilde from his rise to fame as a much-in-demand author and public speaker to his downfall and ultimate imprisonment for homosexuality. Irish-born and homosexual, Wilde (Stephen Fry, in a critically lauded performance) nevertheless takes a loving wife (Jennifer Ehle), with whom he has children. While married, he becomes aware of his true sexual identity after a chance encounter with an aggressive house guest. This leads to a very public affair with vain, rebellious young Lord Alfred Douglas (Jude Law), the son of the Marquess of Queensbury (Tom Wilkinson, IN THE BEDROOM). Despite an astoundingly successful writing career, Wilde's private life lands him in prison for "gross indecency," a synonym for homosexual behavior, which was illegal in England at the time.

Plot Keywords:

Biographical | England | Theatrical Release | Writers

Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 4.3
Based on 91 ratings.
Be the first Movie Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products:

Genre:
Movie Categories:
Product Groupings:

Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 121,269
  • UPC: 043396022973
  • Shipping Weight: 0.24/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

Top ranking titles in the Drama genre: