Lolita (DVD)

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Lolita (DVD)

Lyne (FATAL ATTRACTION) tries his hand at a more faithful adaptation of Nabokov's novel than Kubrick was allowed to attempt in 1962. In the process, I...

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Review of "Lolita (DVD)"

published 15/03/2001 | pixiejovo
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Pro Brilliantly performed controversial Film!!
Cons Nothing at all, I loved it!
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"Lolita the 14 year old nymph..."

This is an Excellent film and is greatly adapted to DVD. It's based on the novel by Vladimir Nabokov, and basically it's a tragic comedy of obsession - "Lolita", the hilarious,whilst disturbing, but suspenseful and profoundly moving story of a forbidden love affair and its extremely shattering consequences.

Humbert (Jeremy Irons) is a remarkable man with a poisonous wound: the painful memory of a fated childhood love and a haunting urge to rediscover its lost passion.

When he encounters Charlotte Haze (Melanie Griffith), a widow with romantic plans, its her nymph daughter, Lolita (Dominique Swain), who ultimately wins Humbert's affection, testing him and satisfying his secret desires with disastrous results.

This is a vry moving film and it honestly does make you stop and think about things in a different perspective! I first saw it on Cable a few months back and had to get it on DVD, it's Absolutley Fabulous!!!!

The Special Features Include:

The Director's (Adrian Lyne) Commentary
A Casting Session with Jeremy Irons
Theatrical Trailer
Cast and Crew Biographies

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  • eve6kicksass published 12/11/2003
    This was a terrific film...I even thought it was better than the original 1962 Stanley Kubrick version. Great op!!! Chris xxx
  • cheekypixies published 24/03/2001
    I agree with everyone. The opinion could do with being a tad bit longer, but I felt it was good never the less. :)
  • roons_y published 23/03/2001
    I think she meant that you just copied what the features were. It is a good op but a little short. Nice prom dress tho.
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Lyne (FATAL ATTRACTION) tries his hand at a more faithful adaptation of Nabokov's novel than Kubrick was allowed to attempt in 1962. In the process, Irons gives an amazing, tortured performance as Humbert Humbert, the professor who can not control his physical desires for 12 year-old Dolores Haze (Swain). Swain also turns in an exceptional performance as the title character. Controversy surrounded the production to the point where it languished, completed, on the shelf, for almost 2 years looking for an American distributor. The film had a successful European run before making its American debut on the Showtime cable network, and finally, to a limited art house run.


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