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 Post subject: 916 Women in Love
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:23 pm 
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With this film, the audacious Ken Russell vaulted onto the international stage, drawing on the psychosexual radicalism of D. H. Lawrence's classic novel to shatter taboos in his own time. Set in an English mining community on the crest of modernity, Women in Love traces the shifting currents of desire that link the emancipated Brangwen sisters (Jennie Linden and an Oscar-winning Glenda Jackson) to a freethinking dreamer (Alan Bates) and a hard-willed industrialist (Oliver Reed)—as well as the men's own erotically charged friendship. Coupling earthy sensuality with kaleidoscopically stylized images, Russell pursues this quartet to the heights of agony and ecstasy, crafting a breathtaking drama of human sexuality at its most liberating, dominating, and destructive extremes.

SPECIAL FEATURES

• New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
• Two audio commentaries from 2003, one featuring director Ken Russell and the other screenwriter and 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 Jennie Linden from the set
• New interviews with director of photography 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


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 Post subject: Re: 916 Women in Love
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:26 am 

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How new is the restoration? Same as the BFI or different? New to America or an exclusive to Criterion restoration job?

BFI was very impressive but ten minutes in the pub prior to and then during the holiday sequence are from an inferior source.


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 Post subject: Re: 916 Women in Love
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:36 am 
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Hope this leads to some Russell titles I actually like or want to see!


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 Post subject: Re: 916 Women in Love
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:43 am 

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Savage Messiah, Mahler and The Music Lovers would be crucial - from whomever is able to licence. Hoping for WA to upgrade their old DVD of Savage Messiah.


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 Post subject: Re: 916 Women in Love
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:18 am 
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And The Boy Friend of course!!! What's the rights situation with that?


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 Post subject: Re: 916 Women in Love
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:32 am 
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It was released on blu-ray by Warner Archive in February.


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 Post subject: Re: 916 Women in Love
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:53 pm 
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Does that preclude an eventual Criterion release?


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 Post subject: Re: 916 Women in Love
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:38 pm 

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Yes.


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 Post subject: Re: 916 Women in Love
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:17 pm 
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I don't think that's necessarily true. Unless I'm mistaken the only Russell film that seems to scare the living daylights out of Warner Brothers is The Devils. While we can certainly debate how good or bad Russell's work is I don't think Warner Brothers would put up much of a fight if Criterion asked them for The Boy Friend or Mahler. Or any of them other than The Devils. I can't imagine WB is making big bucks off of their current releases.


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 Post subject: Re: 916 Women in Love
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:47 pm 

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The reason I think Criterion won’t release The Boy Friend is because WB have already released it on their own “boutique label” (Warner Archive). The same goes for other films released by Warner Archive like Night Moves and Scarecrow.


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 Post subject: Re: 916 Women in Love
PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:10 pm 

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And by all accounts the WA release of Boy Friend is already exceptional in terms of video and sound quality.


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 Post subject: Re: 916 Women in Love
PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:31 pm 
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And if Criterion were to release it, it would probably be that same exact transfer and still not have much in the way of extras.


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 Post subject: Re: 916 Women in Love
PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:20 am 

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So the new transfer is likely new just to territories outside the UK.


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