Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Icarus Films Prepares The DVD Release Of Director Marc Allégret’s Landmark Presentation Of Lady Chatterley's Lover For Delivery On May 10

Ralph Tribbey, https://www.dvdandblurayreleasereport.com/

Back in February of last year, Icarus Films, working with Les Films du Panthéon, brought to the DVD marketplace a restored presentation of French filmmaker Marc Allégret’s 1927 travel documentary/adventure titled Travels in the Congo.  A fascinating work, a cinematic document … a moment in time.

When you read of Allégret and his rich history of filmmaking, Travels in the Congo simply whets your appetite for more of his film works.   Icarus Films has answered that craving with news this past week that director Marc Allégret’s 1955 film adaptation of D. H. Lawrence’s 1928 novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, will be arriving on DVD on May 10.

This was the first film adaptation of Lawrence’s controversial novel — its contents (in complete form) were banned from being published in the United States in 1929 — and Allégret’s film production became the subject of a Supreme Court case when the court ruled in June of 1959 that attempts to ban his film from being exhibited in New York City were a violation of First Amendment rights. 

Other film versions have since followed, but this one was the first, the landmark film adaptation of D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

Ralph Tribbey, https://www.dvdandblurayreleasereport.com/

Famed French actress Danielle Darrieux, who lived to be the ripe old age of 100, plays the role of Constance Reid (aka: Lady Chatterley), with Erno Crisa (who made a career of appearing in “sword and sandal” films in the 1960s) playing the part of Constance’s lover, game keeper Oliver Mellors.   Rounding out the cast is Leo Genn as Sir Clifford Chatterley.

This landmark presentation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover is presented in French with English subtitles.



Ralph Tribbey, https://www.dvdandblurayreleasereport.com/



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