Plot & Details
Another of writer/director Ken Russell's D.H. Lawrence adaptations, Lady Chatterley (an amalgam of three Lawrence novels) was first shown as a British TV miniseries on BBC1 from June 6 to 27, 1993. In recounting the familiar details of young, bored Lady Chatterley (Joely Richardson), her elderly, infirm husband (James Wilby), and her hot-blooded stable-groom lover, Manners (Sean Bean), Russell took the opportunity to both celebrate and savage the British upper classes of the 1920s. One brief sequence of full frontal nudity caused a minor scandal in Britain, though by Ken Russell standards the scene was a model of taste and decorum. After its initial TV run, Lady Chatterley was edited down from 220 to 110 minutes and released theatrically in the United States.
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 205min.
- DVD Release Date: 06/24/2003
- Director(s): Ken Russell
- Starring: Joely Richardson , Sean Bean , James Wilby , Shirley Ann Field
- Themes: Class Differences,Home From the War,Sexual Awakening,Scandals and Cover-Ups,Infidelity
- Tone: Austere,Intimate,Racy,Sexy,Stylized
- Keywords: extramarital-affair, horse, husband-and-wife, invalid, paralysis, scandal, stable [building], stable-boy, upper-class, world-war
- Language: English