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Notorious poet and playwright Oscar Wilde devours all that life has to offer, but there's only so much that late Victorian England will tolerate. As Wilde delves into a taboo world of unrealized homosexual desire, his life rapidly becomes a turbulent charade. He cannot escape the repercussions wrought by a "pure" society, nor will he hide in shame for being true to his nature.

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Authors, Irish -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Douglas, Alfred Bruce, 1870-1945 -- Fiction.
Ellmann, Richard, 1918-1987. Oscar Wilde -- Film adaptations.
Gay dramatists -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Gay men -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 -- Fiction.
Biographical films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:
BBC Films, production company.
Capitol Films, production company.
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm), publisher.
Dove International Films, production company.
Fry, Stephen, 1957- actor.
Gilbert, Brian, film director.
Law, Jude, 1972- actor.
Redgrave, Vanessa, 1937- actor.
Samuelson Productions, production company.
motion picture adaptation of (work): Ellmann, Richard, 1918-1987. Oscar Wilde.
Special edition.
1 videodisc (117 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating: Not rated.
MPAA rating: R.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
Based on the book Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellman.
DVD special features include: audio commentary with the filmmakers, original featurette Simply Wilde, Still wild about Wilde, photo montage, theatrical trailers, filmographies, interactive menus, scene selections, and production notes.
DVD-ROM special features include: the complete content of the official Wilde website.
Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave, Tom Wilkinson, Jennifer Ehle, Gemma Jones, Judy Parfitt, Michael Sheen, Zoe Wanamaker, Tom WIlkinson.
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
For private home use only.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
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