- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English
- Region: Region 2 (Read more about DVD formats.)
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B000AM33GQ
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Priest Of Love [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import - United Kingdom ]
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I have loved this movie since it came out and each year have viewed it at least once. At just over two hours, it was well paced, had towering performances- Janet Suzman is magnetic and Ian McKellan quite fine. Now, in its latest incarnation at 99 minutes it is a travesty. It is the 'Director's Cut' of the film and he excised the humanity of the time, the locations, and the people right out of it. Now there is no texture, no atmoshere, no feeling. It is like a Readers Digest version of a very good film. WHAT WAS HE THINKING???
D. H. Lawrence did not bow to public opinion. In his explanation for the cuts, Mr.
Miles said he took out an early scene between Suzman and McKellan because it is hard for an audience to be interested in a man fighting with his wife. Not so. We are shocked by Lawrence's behavior but we stay with it. His is an artistic temperament. And Frieda is no shrinking violet. She is a fighter herself. Sometimes when two people are so evenly matched, there will be fireworks. And the fireworks throughout most of this film have been eliminated. What was a thought provoking screenplay about love and literature and the people who make both has turned into a rather turgid love story.
Among the other items missing was a terrific epilogue that was bittersweet and funny and uplifting. Gone. Mr. Miles has missed all the things that made his original film so memorable. I only have a sad VHS copy and was so very looking forward to a new release of this wonderful film. My disappointment is enormous.
Further, the melodious music which did a beautiful job underscoring the action is now completely overpowering- alienating the audience whereas before it supported the actors.Read more ›
I recommend Women in Love by Ken Russell and starring Alan Bates as D.H. as a wonderful supplement.
Too bad D.H. died so young with T.B.
Some parts were hard to follow, e.g. whether certain scenes were flashbacks or happening in real time. I understand from other reviews that a lot of the original film was cut from this version, which might be the explanation for my difficulty.
There are many other nice turns by actors in smaller roles, but none of them manages to save the film from being less than it might have been, considering the subject matter. The film never quite comes together to tell its tale well. However, it's worth watching for any fans of McKellen, Suzman and Keith.
The only real drawback is the tape itself. I am not familiar with HBO Cannon Videos, but if this is an example of their work, their products should be avoided. The picture quality is extremely poor: blotchy and muddy and murky, as is the sound. It is like a tape made from a TV broadcast, or a tape duped from another tape, rather than like a transfer made from the film itself.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Eager to see it. Ian McKellan discussing the film in an interview.Published 8 months ago by Adrian Lepeltier
Not as good as the other movie about DH Lawrence , COMING THROUGH, which was much more romantic and has the most beautiful music.Published 9 months ago by Lorrie and cats
Rare among the Holmes films and the first, I believe, to deal with Holmes taking on the Jack the Ripper Murders. Read morePublished 17 months ago by W. von Tagen III
Very good movie. Good insight into D. H. Lawrence's life. Ian McKellen gives a wonderful performance.Published 22 months ago by Teresa Mullins
Great movie about DHLawrence. It's an old one but a good onePublished 23 months ago by Lynn Blair-Rasmussen