Wilde (DVD) 2.35:1 widescreen Color Approx. 117 minutes Region One - Playable in the US, Canada, Mexico, etc. Beautiful print! Optional English subtitles, Optional audio commentaries by filmmakers, Original featurette “Simply Wilde”, “Still wild about Wilde”, photo-montage, many extras.
Starring: Stephen Fry, Tom Wilkinson, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave, Gemma Jones. Written by Julian Mitchell and Richard Ellmann. Directed by Brian Gilbert.
Brilliant, egocentric and completely unique, Oscar Wilde (Stephen Fry) defied convention on almost every level. While coming to terms with his newfound sexual identity, he also experienced his most creative period, resulting in some of his best-known works. As his literary career flourished, the self-realization of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for Lord Alfred Douglas (Jude Law). It is this passionate and stormy relationship which consumed and ultimately destroyed him. Featuring a brilliant supporting cast including Jennifer Ehle, Academy Award-Winner Vanessa Redgrave and Tom Wilkinson as Wilde's chief adversary, the Marquis of Queensbury.
Review: “If anybody was born to play Oscar Wilde, it must have been Stephen Fry: not only does he look like the Green Carnation Man, but he himself is often portrayed as being too clever, too complex for his own good.”