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cover Wilde (1998) Special Edition DVD
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Rated: R
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Starring: Steven Fry, Jude Law
Oscar Wilde's life was drama in the making, from his raucous and wonderful comedies, to his ridiculously unfair and dark imprisonment. Fortunately, Wilde captures the best and worst of it all, wonderful, in the movie "Wilde".

Much of the credit of this film must go to Stephen Fry's marvelous performance as Wilde himself. This was the role Fry was born to play. To portray a man seemingly larger than life can be a tricky role: it leads to overacting and an unbelievable quality as Wilde's best one liners roll off his tongue. But Fry captures his humility, making him human and believable. You think, as he recounts of his best lines, they are truly parts of the conversation and not merely injected to make people laugh.

Fry also keys into the heartbreak behind the man, in trying to deal with his wife Constance, in an equally amazing performance by Jennifer Ehle, and his true love, the disturbed, spoiled Bosie Douglas, in another amazing performace by Jude Law. Wilde's caught between two worlds he desparately wants to join, that of being a father and being with the man he loves. His trail only adds to the sadness, so when he falls into prison, you realize that perhaps, his time in incarceration started before the trial took place.

Wilde was a genuis, to be sure, and this film is our reminder that the man deserves the recognition in the US as he's earned in the rest of the world.

Product Details

  • Starring: Stephen Fry, Jude Law, 
  • Director: Brian Gilbert
  • Encoding: Region 1 (US and Canada only) PLEASE NOTE: Some Region 1 DVDs may contain Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE). Some, but not all, of our international customers have had problems playing these enhanced discs on what are called "region-free" DVD players. .
  • Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen
  • Rated: R Not for sale to persons under age 18.
  • Studio: Columbia Tri-Star
  • DVD Features:
    • Production notes
    • Audio Commentary with Cast and Crew
    • Original Featurette: "Simply Wilde"
    • New Exclusive to DVD Featurette: "Still Wild About Wilde"
    • DVD-ROM - the Complete Content of the Official "Wilde" Website
    • Photo Montage
    • Theatrical Trailers
    • Widescreen anamorphic format

Also Available in VHS

Comments

lauryn@weirdness.com from Texas, November 17, 1998
A love that dare not speak it's name...
Whether you know absolutely nothing about Oscar Wilde, or if you've been a fan for ages, you will love this movie. Fry is an incredible Oscar, and Law a terrifically vicious Bosie. The story of Oscar's love for a spoiled brat, and his inevitable downfall is fabulously framed by Wilde's own fairy tale of "The Selfish Giant." It's truly a wonderful film!

Cast List
Stephen Fry ...Oscar Wilde
Jude Law ...Lord Alfred (Bosie) Douglas
Vanessa Redgrave ...Speranza, Wilde's Mother
Jennifer Ehle ...Constance Lloyd
Gemma Jones ...Lady Queensberry
Judy Parfitt ...Lady Mount-Temple
Michael Sheen ...Robbie Ross
Zo Wanamaker ...Ada
Tom Wilkinson ...Marquess of Queensberry
Ioan Gruffudd ...John Gray
Matthew Mills ...Lionel Johnson
Jason Morell ...Ernest Dowson
Peter Barkworth ...Charles Gill
Robert Lang ...C.O. Humphreys
Philip Locke ...Judge
David Westhead ...Edward Carson
Jack Knight ...Cyril Wilde
Jackson Leach ...Oscar Wilde, aged 4
Laurence Owen ...Vyvyan Wilde
Benedict Sandiford ...Alfred Wood
Mark Letheren ...Charles Parker
Michael Fitzgerald ...Alfred Taylor
Orlando Bloom ...Rentboy
Bob Sessions ...Mine Owner
Adam Garcia ...Jones
Joseph May ...1st Miner
Jamie Leene ...Friend
James D'Arcy ...Friend
Orlando Wells ...Undergraduate
Robin Kermode ...George Alexander
Avril Elgar ...Lady Bracknell
Jean Ainslie ...Miss Prism
Andrew Havill ...Algernon
Biddy Hodson ...Gwendolen
Judi Maynard ...Mrs. Allonby
Hugh Munro ...Chasuble
Michael Simkins ...Lord Illingworth
James Vaughan ...Hotel Manager
Richard Cubison ...Head Waiter
Christine Moore ...Nanny
John Bleasdale ...Warder
Peter Forbes ...Detective
Peter Harding ...Doorman at Cadogan
Edward Laurie ...Cabman
Geoffrey Leesley ...Policeman
Colin MacLachlan ...Prison Officer
Simon Molloy ...Prison Officer
Hywel Simons ...Reporter
Albert Welling ...Arthur
Arthur Whybrow ...Doorkeeper


cover The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
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Rated: NR
Starring: Hurd Hatfield, Angela Lansbury
Director: Albert Lewin

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Adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic 1891 novel about a handsome young Victorian gentleman who remains eternally young while a portrait of him grows old and bears the ugly scars of his vile undertakings. He keeps his loathsome secret locked behind a schoolroom door. Academy Award Nominations: 3, including Best Supporting Actress--Angela Lansbury. Harry Stradling's cinematography won an Oscar.

Cast List
George Sanders ...Lord Henry Wotton
Hurd Hatfield ...Dorian Gray
Donna Reed ...Gladys Hallward
Angela Lansbury ...Sibyl Vane
Peter Lawford ...David Stone
Lowell Gilmore ...Basil Hallward
Richard Fraser ...James Vane
Douglas Walton ...Allen Campbell
Morton Lowry ...Adrian Singleton
Miles Mander ...Sir Robert Bentley
Lydia Bilbrook ...Mrs. Vane
Mary Forbes ...Lady Agatha
Robert Greig ...Sir Thomas
Moyna MacGill ...Duchess
Billy Bevan ...Malvolio Jones, Chairman
Renee Carson ...Young French Woman
Lilian Bond ...Kate
Devi Dja ...Balinese Dancer
Charles Coleman ...Bit Part
Jimmy Conlin ...Pub Pianist
Gibson Gowland ...Gibson, the coachman
Cedric Hardwicke ...Narrator
Carol Diane Keppler ...Gladys, as a child
Pedro de Crdoba ...Bit Part

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Rated: NR
Starring: Nigel Davenport
Director: Glenn Jordan

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• Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC

Nigel Davenport stars in this modern version of Oscar Wilde's 1891 novel about a man who remains eternally young while a portrait of him ages and becomes hideously ugly.

MPI Home Video's release is part of the company's "Macabre Collection."

Cast List
Shane Briant ...Dorian Gray
Nigel Davenport ...Lord Henry Wotton
Charles Aidman ...Basil Hallward
Fionnula Flanagan ...Felicia
Linda Kelsey ...Beatrice
Vanessa Howard ...Sybil Vane
John Karlen ...Alan Campbell
Dixie Marquis ...Madame de Ferrol
Brendan Dillon ...Victor

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Rated: NR
Starring: Helmut Berger
Director: Massimo Dallamano

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• VHS

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Film of Oscar Wilde's novel, updated to the present: Vain, immoral young man (Berger) ceases to grow older -- his portrait ages instead.

Cast List
Helmut Berger ...Dorian Gray
Beryl Cunningham ...Adrienne
Margaret Lee ...Gwendolyn
Marie Liljedahl ...Sybil Vane
Herbert Lom ...Henry Wotton
Isa Miranda ...Mrs. Ruxton
Renato Romano
Eleonora Rossi Drago ...Mrs. Clouston
Maria Rhm ...Alice Campbell
Richard Todd ...Basil Hallward

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