Dangerous Liaisons (Blu-ray) R

Lust. Seduction. Revenge. The Game As You've Never Seen It Played Before.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours
  • Video: Color
  • Released: February 7, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1988
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Note: Commentary by Director Stephen Frears and Christopher Hampton
    • Theatrical trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - French, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1988 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Christopher Hampton
Academy Awards 1988 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration
Academy Awards 1988 - Best Costume Design: James Acheson

Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh93%

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Total Count: 30

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 46,523
This incisive study of sex as an arena for manipulative power games takes too long to catch fire and suffers from a deficient central performance. Full Review
Variety
Feb 8, 2008
...Pfeiffer reveals an emotional nakednes that's almost shocking....The payoff more than warrants the dare... -- Rating: A
Entertainment Weekly
Feb 16, 1996
Rating: 5/5 -- Splendid... full of deliciously devious characters
Kalamazoo Gazette
Dec 3, 2004
Tantalizingly wicked -- watching it makes the color rise to your cheeks. Full Review
Washington Post
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 4/5 -- For a tragedy that carries a strong emotional kick, it's wickedly fun.
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Feb 5, 2004
Glenn Close copes very well with the precise, formal, waspish lines; this is a fastidious, distinguished and exciting performance. Full Review
The Spectator
Apr 9, 2019
...Witty, entertaining, if occasionally overripe, decadence....[Nothing Close] has done on the screen before approaches the richness and comic delicacy of her work as the Marquise...
New York Times
Dec 21, 1988

Product Description:

Based on the infamous novel LES LIASONS DANGEREUSES by Choderlos de Laclos and the subsequent Christopher Hampton play, set in pre-revolutionary France, a cunning Marquise (Glenn Close) and a seductive Vicomte (John Malkovich) mastermind a cruel and complicated game of romantic manipulation. Set against the backdrop of high-society baroque boudoirs, filled with deceitful lovers and cunning sexual gamesmanship, the Marquise and the Vicomte agree to a competition involving a virginal young bride (Uma Thurman) and a faithful wife (Michele Pfieffer). When the Vicomte successfully seduces the virtous and faithful wife they unexpectantly fall in love, breaking the rules of the inhuman Marquise's clever parlor game with vengeful results.

Plot Synopsis:

DANGEROUS LIASONS is Stephen Frears' terse adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos' famous epistolary tale about the sexual machinations of two jaded eighteenth century French aristocrats. In order to get revenge on a man who jilted her, the wicked Marquise de Merteuil (Glenn Close) persuades a former lover, the rakish Vicomte de Valmont (John Malkovich), to deflower the man's virginal young fiancee (Uma Thurman). Valmont agrees, but presents the Marquise with his own challenge: if he succeeds in seducing a virtuous young wife known for her unshakable fidelity, Madame de Tourvel (Michele Pfieffer), the Marquise must grant Valmont a night in bed. The cold-blooded twosome proceed gleefully with their heartless scheme against the stunning backdrop of aristocratic France, displaying high stakes sexual gamesmanship and deceitful cunning. When the Valmont succeeds in seducing the virtuous Madame de Tourvel, the pair unexpectantly realize they have fallen in love, tragically defying the rules of the inhuman game, much to the horror of the cruel Marquise de Merteuil. Beautifully filmed with lavish period costumes, DANGEROUS LIASONS features critically acclaimed performances by its all-star cast.

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Production Notes:

  • The Broadway stage version of LES LIASONS DANGEREUSES, opened at the Music Box Theater on April 30, 1987, with the original cast from the Royal Shakespeare Company. The role of the Vicomte de Valmont was played by Alan Rickman, who later that year went on to star in his first film, DIE HARD, directed by John McTiernan.
  • "It is beyond my control."--Vicomte de Valmont (John Malkovich) to Madame de Tourvel (Michele Pfieffer)
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  • Sales Rank: 95,131
  • UPC: 883929219971
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