Women in Love 1969
Women in Love is Ken Russell's adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's classic novel, though more famous for it's nude wrestling scene between Reed and Bates than Russell's direction.

Set in 1920s England, Gerald (Oliver Reed) and Rupert (Alan Bates) star as friends who fall in love with a pair of sisters, iron-willed artist Gudrun (Glenda Jackson), and her schoolteacher sister Ursula (Jennie Linden). The relationships take markedly different directions as the film explores the nature of commitment and love, Rupert and Ursula learn to give themselves to each other; the more withdrawn Gerald cannot, finally, connect with the demanding and challenging Gudrun.
Set against the lush English landscape, the protagonists engage with nature in a direct and sensuous way, each searching for love but unsure what it means.

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 02:10:46 | 46.1 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Romance

Director: Ken Russell
Cast: Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson
Country: UK

• Audio commentary with director Ken Russell
• Audio commentary with writer and producer Larry Kramer
• Billy Williams OBE BSC in conversation with Phil Meheux BSC (2015, 49 mins): in-depth interview with the Oscar winning cinematographer (49:17)
• Second Best (Stephen Dartnell, 1972, 27 mins): previously unreleased short film starring Alan Bates based on the short story by D H Lawrence (26:33)
• The Guardian Lecture: Glenda Jackson interviewed at the National Film Theatre (1982, 77 mins, audio only - played to the film)
• The Pacemakers: Glenda Jackson (1971, 14 mins): a documentary profile in which the actress speaks of her performance in Women in Love (14:19)
• Stills and Collections gallery (3:21)
• Original theatrical trailer (3:31)

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