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)"
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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
Cast and Crew Biographies
Product Information : Lolita (DVD)
Manufacturer's product descriptionLyne (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.
DVD Region: DVD
Studio(s): PATHE DISTRIBUTION; 20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT, WARNER HOME VIDEO; CINRAM LOGISTICS
Release date: 08/05/2000, 01/09/2001
No of Discs: 1
Catalogue No: P 8877 DVD, D 065541
Editor: David Brenner, David Brenner
Barcode: 5060002830307, 7321900655415
Screenwriter: Stephen Schiff, Stephen Schiff
Author: Vladimir Nabokov, Vladimir Nabokov
Conductor: Nelson Riddle
Cinematographer: Oswald Morris
Art Director: Bill Andrews
Producer: James B. Harris
Set Designer: Andrew Low, Peter James
Director of Photography: Oswald Morris, Peter James
Composer: Nelson Riddle
Main Language: English
Subtitle Language: Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish
Dubbed Language: French, Italian
Hearing Impaired Language: English, Italian
Special Features: Audio Commentary - 1. Adrian Lyne - Director, Bonus Footage - 1. Casting Session with Jeremy Irons, 2. Never Before Seen Footage, Featurette, Trailer - 1. Original Theatrical Trailer, Interactive Menus, Scene Access, Biographies
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1, Mono
Dubbing Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1, Mono English French Italian
Aspect Ratio: 1.66 Wide Screen
Review: ...Swain's performance as Lolita is the main reason to see this movie. She comes amazingly close to the nymphet described by Nabokov... (Movieline, 1998-09-01)<br><br>"...Swain's performance as Lolita is the main reason to see this movie. She comes amazingly close to the nymphet described by Nabokov..." (Movieline, p.48, 01/09/1998)<br><br>...Irons give a performance of sustained wit and cogent remorse... (Rolling Stone, 1998-09-03)<br><br>"...Irons give a performance of sustained wit and cogent remorse..." (Rolling Stone, p.108, 03/09/1998)<br><br>...LOLITA is a comic romp, an amusing escapade... (Sight and Sound, 1998-05-01)<br><br>"...LOLITA is a comic romp, an amusing escapade..." (Sight and Sound, p.51-2, 01/05/1998)<br><br>
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