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Lady Chatterleys Lover (1981)
A film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence\'s novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her physical desires. With her husband\'s consent, she seeks out other means of fulfilling her needs.
Sylvia Kristel ... Lady Constance Chatterley
Shane Briant ... Sir Clifford Chatterley
Nicholas Clay ... Oliver Mellors
Ann Mitchell ... Ivy Bolton
Elizabeth Spriggs ... Lady Eva
Pascale Rivault ... Hilda
Peter Bennett ... The Butler
Anthony Head ... Anton
Frank Moorey ... The Priest
Bessie Love ... Flora
John Tynan ... Roberts
Michael Huston ... Footman
Fran Hunter ... Maid
Ryan Michael ... Gigolo
1981 VHS & 2005 DVD are based uponby British novelist D.H. Lawrence\'s last (1928). In it\'s time, \"Lady Chatterley\'s Love\" was (re)viewed as \"sexually scandalous\"; so much so, D.H. Lawrence suffered continuously due to charges of obscenity. Like the (1928) novel, the (2005) DVD contains direct depictions of different-gender adulterous sexual intercourse. Many \'obscene\' (at least for 1928!) sexual words are part of Lawrence\'s novel & the screenplay. As a result, the novel upon which the movie is based wasn\'t fully published in Britain, though it had long been available in other countries.
During the 2nd half of the 20th century, in 1960, Penguin books bought out the expurgated edition & was summarily prosecuted for violating the Obscene Publication Act of 1959! Even the trial was scandalous; though, the publishers prevailed & were acquitted. Their acquittal has been viewed by academic literary & cultural critics to this day as a catalyst for the new freedom of literature & artistic expression. Some critics have regarded Lawrence as the greatest British man novelist of the early 20th century (Virginia Woolf, the woman).
On to the film: it is equal to the novel in its sexological study of a paralyzed Sir Clifford Chatterley, who strongly advises his wife, Lady Constance Chatterley, to find a lover for herself in order to satisfy what Sir Clifford cannot ever give her, or so he thought: sexual fulfillment. (That belief would seem quite naive now since a wide variety of sexually satisfying techniques do not require a man who is paralyzed to be fully functioning! What is sexual & what is sexual satisfaction & pleasure has measurably changed since 1928).
Lady Constance Chatterley reluctantly takes her husband\'s advice, being quite young & beautiful. But, after beginning a very sexually intense affair with a proletariat man, Mellors, their butch & brawny country gamekeeper, Lady Chatterley\'s affair shocks her husband who suggested it & the high society in which they take part.
It is definitely not a movie for children because the sexual content is steamy & blatant. By contemporary standards, it is still a story of a scandalous love affair with an interesting plot; but, certainly the movie is not pornographic or unusual (\"Asylum\" is somewhat similar, for example). It is as much a sexology of 1920\'s British social class mores as anything else. Because it is a period piece that does examine an era & the moral standards of a particular class of a society, it is a more than notorious for its history of scandal: \"Lady Chatterley\'s Lover\" is loaded with Lawrence\'s observations & remarks about the mixture of mores for British bourgeoisie society & its double standard for women\'s sexuality.
This movie is a good starter for heating up the romance in your life, especially if your female mate is a bit conservative as is my wife. We found the plot acceptable enough to keep our attention, while providing beautiful scenery and cinematography. The acting of the husband was a bit stiff and he occasionally seemed to be reading his lines. The twists along the way kept my wife intrigued and the love scenes did not offend her, as they were done in good taste. The plot is not terribly difficult to predict, but interesting to watch unfold just the same. A good movie to get the romantic fires ignited for a good evening of love making.
From the makers of \"Emmanuelle: The Joys Of A Woman\"...not exactly D. H. Lawrence territory, is it? Still in all, this low-budget sexcapade has decent locales and very steamy leads (Sylvia Kristel and Nicholas Clay), neither of whom are shy about appearing in the buff. It is noteworthy that this is one of the few R-rated movies from this period to show the man undressed as well as the woman, and their sex in the forest has animal heat to it. But those looking for an adept cinematic translation of the famous novel will be embarrassed...and perhaps even slightly amused. The weakest link is the editing, which darts around leaving scenes unfinished, such as the finale (which is really just a bushel of footage posing as an ending). However, on a soft-core/harlequin level, \"Lady Chatterly\'s Lover\" isn\'t too bad.
Ken Russell should have directed this movie. DVD review.
It\'s just after the Great War and a wealthy wife decides to have an affair with her common groundsman.
Looking like a TV commercial this movie is all style over substance. The story is very short and nothing much happens until the end. But there\'s some impressive shots of foggy fields, country landscapes, impressive editing, and the music works. There\'s also some interesting scenes concerning the class differences between the characters. The love scenes are rather silly - this movie reminds me of the recent Swept Away. One good scene: the husband puts on the brakes while his love rival pushes while getting covered in mud.
Lady Chatterley\'s Lover is an interesting but shallow movie.