The Widowing Of Mrs. Holroyd (With The Rainbow) (Full Frame)

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Zoe Wanamaker and Colin Firth star in this masterful BBC production of D.H. Lawrence's play, about which George Bernard Shaw wrote, "I wish I could write such dialogue - with mine, I always hear the sound of the typewriter." D. H. Lawrence's works portray the brutal side of industrialization. Lawrence's women are put upon by "vulgar, low minded brutes" who stagger home drunk from the pit, lay about them with their fists, and occasionally bring the odd trollop into the house. In "The Widowing Of Mrs. Holroyd", Lizzie Holroyd (Wanamaker) and her boorish husband Charles (Firth) scream their lives away until Lizzie falls in love with another man and wishes her husband dead - a wish that comes horribly true.

Bonus Program: "The Rainbow" (180 min.) - "The Rainbow" deals with the sexual awakening of Ursula Brangwen, portrayed by Imogen Stubbs in this adaptation. At the time of its publication in 1915, the novel was considered so shocking that it was tried and found obscene, and magistrates ordered all unsold copies burned.

Subtitles: English SDH (Subtitles for Deaf and Hearing Impaired).

About this item

Zoe Wanamaker and Colin Firth star in this masterful BBC production of D.H. Lawrence's play, about which George Bernard Shaw wrote, "I wish I could write such dialogue - with mine, I always hear the sound of the typewriter." D. H. Lawrence's works portray the brutal side of industrialization. Lawrence's women are put upon by "vulgar, low minded brutes" who stagger home drunk from the pit, lay about them with their fists, and occasionally bring the odd trollop into the house. In "The Widowing Of Mrs. Holroyd", Lizzie Holroyd (Wanamaker) and her boorish husband Charles (Firth) scream their lives away until Lizzie falls in love with another man and wishes her husband dead - a wish that comes horribly true.

Bonus Program: "The Rainbow" (180 min.) - "The Rainbow" deals with the sexual awakening of Ursula Brangwen, portrayed by Imogen Stubbs in this adaptation. At the time of its publication in 1915, the novel was considered so shocking that it was tried and found obscene, and magistrates ordered all unsold copies burned.

Subtitles: English SDH (Subtitles for Deaf and Hearing Impaired).

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Starring: Colin Firth, Zoe Wanamaker, Stephen Dillane, Imogen Stubbs
Director: Stuart Burge
Studio Name: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: 08/19/2008
Rating: Not Rated
Format: DVD
Screen Format: Full Frame
Run Time (in minutes): 87 minutes
Language: English
Audio Tracks: AC, Dolby Digital Stereo
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.18
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.5 x 5.5 x 7.4
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