Women in Love (2-DVD) R

The relationship between four sensual people is limited: They must find a new way.
Women in Love (2-DVD)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 11 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 27, 2018
  • Originally Released: 1969
  • Label: Criterion Collection
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: New, restored 4k digital transfer
    • Two 2003 Commentaries featuring Director Ken Russell and Screenwriter-Producer Larry Kramer
    • Segments from a 2007 interview with Russell for the BAFTA Los Angeles Heritage Archive
    • A British Picture: Portrait of an Enfant Terrible, Russell's 1989 biopic on his own life and career
    • Interview from 1976 with actor Glenda Jackson
    • Interviews with Kramer and actors Alan Bates and Jennnie Linden from the set
    • New interviews with Cinematographer Billy Williams and Editor Michael Bradsell
    • Second Best, a 1972 short film based on a D.H. Lawrence story, Produced by and starring Bates
    • Trailer
    • Plus: An essay by scholar Linda Ruth Williams
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.75

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Performer: , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
Original story by
Composition by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1970 - Best Actress: Glenda Jackson

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 21


User Ratings: 2,768
Despite a growing portentousness towards the end, and moments of silliness scattered throughout, a surprisingly restrained, even respectful adaptation of DH Lawrence's novel. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 11, 2019
To make the novel so excitedly, lip-smackingly "period" in its decorations leaves unreconciled problems of thought and character, a kind of weightlessness never securely anchored in Russell's direction or in Larry Kramer's devoted script. Full Review
The Spectator
Jun 11, 2019
Rating: B -- It's Russell as restrained as he can be, who has fun delving into the sexual explorations of the author. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Mar 28, 2013
Rating: 3/4 -- The story occasionally grows choppy and diffuse, yet the visual splendors never fail to take command. Full Review
Creative Loafing
Apr 9, 2018
Directed with style and punch by Ken Russell, this is an episodic but challenging and holding pic. Full Review
Jun 11, 2019
Bates and Reed's homoerotic sparring would be sexy and shocking in any context. But Women in Love's talkier scenes are more exciting than any screen nudity could be. Full Review
Village Voice
Nov 28, 2017
Unable or perhaps unwilling to rein in the source material's sentiment, [director Ken] Russell created a work defined by its earnestness-something that remains potent nearly 50 years later. Full Review
Dec 7, 2017

Product Description:

Based on the 1920 novel by D.H. Lawrence, the story is an exploration of the relationships, personalities, and philosophies of two men and two women in
the English high society of the early 20th century. Oliver Reed (Gerald Crich) is an industrialist who treats relationships proprietarily. The other gentleman, Alan Bates (Rupert Birkin), is a school inspector who attempts to define love between both opposite and same sex couples. Gudrun Brangwen (Glenda Jackson) is a socialite who uses amorous relationships to her own advantage, while her sister, Ursula (Jennie Linden), sees love as pure and simple, a permanent bond. The film is crafted with care and attention to the visual details of the period, and the screenplay has been lauded as one of the best literary adaptations to the big screen. Although Jackson's galvanizing performance is nearly overshadowed by a lurid nude wrestling scene between Bates and Reed, it won her an Academy Award in 1971.

A respectful literary adaptation that draws on Lawrence's other works as well, WOMEN IN LOVE is a period masterpiece. In 1989 its prequel, THE RAINBOW, also based on a Lawrence novel, appeared.

Plot Synopsis:

Powerful adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel, revolving around the relationships between two sisters and the men in their lives.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: March 25, 1970
  • Shot on location in Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Northumberland, Durham and London England and Zermatt, Switzerland.
  • Additional cast: Catherine Willmer (Cristiana Crich), Sharon Gurney (Laura Crich), Norma Shebbeare (Mrs. Brangwen), Michael Graham Cox (Palmer), Richard Heffer (Loerke's Friend), and Michael Garratt (Maestro).
  • The scene where they are having lunch in the garden and Rupert (Bates) expounds on the fig fruit is actually taken from a poem by Lawrence called The Fig.

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  • UPC: 715515212915
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