MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,295 this week

Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  7 May 1982 (USA)
5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 1,535 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 12 critic

A film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her physical desires. With her ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


Related News

Electric Boogaloo review
| Den of Geek

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1596 titles
created 29 Sep 2011
 
a list of 39 titles
created 12 Mar 2012
 
a list of 1699 titles
created 29 Dec 2012
 
a list of 5070 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 30 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981)

Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981) on IMDb 5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Lady Chatterley's Lover.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An Italian film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's classic erotic novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her ... See full summary »

Director: Lorenzo Onorati
Stars: Malù, Carlo Mucari, Maurice Poli
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Early version of D.H. Lawrence's classic risqué novel about an aristocratic wife who has a passionate affair with her game keeper. French, dubbed in English. (1959; B&W)

Director: Marc Allégret
Stars: Danielle Darrieux, Leo Genn, Erno Crisa
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An immigrant housemaid seduces a 15-year-old boy and later fakes her own death as part of his chauffeur's blackmail plot. Troubles arise when the two start to fall in love.

Director: Alan Myerson
Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Howard Hesseman, Eric Brown
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The beautiful O is taken by her boyfriend, Rene, to a bizarre retreat, where she is trained in bondage and sexual perversion. Rene discharges a personal debt by transferring possession of O... See full summary »

Director: Just Jaeckin
Stars: Corinne Cléry, Udo Kier, Anthony Steel
Mata Hari (1985)
Drama | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Based loosely on the real-life story of the World War I spy. The exotic dancer uses her contacts in European high society, along with her seductive charm, to collect military secrets during... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Harrington
Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Christopher Cazenove, Oliver Tobias
Julia (1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Julia is a young girl who is trying desperately to lose her virginity.

Director: Sigi Rothemund
Stars: Jean-Claude Bouillon, Sylvia Kristel, Teri Tordai
Emmanuelle 3 (1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Emmanuelle and her architect husband continue their amoral lifestyle in the Seychelles. But when a casual dilliance between her and a film director starts to turn serious her husband shows ... See full summary »

Director: François Leterrier
Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Umberto Orsini, Jean-Pierre Bouvier
Emmanuelle IV (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

In order to escape from her former lover Marc, Sylvia goes to Brazil where Dr. Santamo transforms her into the beautiful Emmanuelle. With this new identity comes a sexual awakening which is... See full summary »

Directors: Francis Leroi, Iris Letans
Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Mia Nygren, Patrick Bauchau
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  
Director: Dominique Othenin-Girard
Stars: Mariana Morgan, Ray Garaza, Theresa Morris
Emmanuelle 5 (1987)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

[American version.] Emmanuelle has a streak of bad luck that starts when she is stripped by a mob of adoring fans at the Cannes Film Festival. Her rotten luck continues when the dictator of... See full summary »

Director: Walerian Borowczyk
Stars: Monique Gabrielle, Crofton Hardester, Dana Burns Westburg
Emmanuelle's Love (TV Movie 1993)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Emmanuelle withdraws into a temple in Tibet, where she wants to find to her true self. She's given a mystic substance which will give her youth and allow her to enter the souls of other ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Leroi
Stars: Marcela Walerstein, George Lazenby, Sylvia Kristel
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Just Jaeckin
Stars: Dayle Haddon, Gérard Ismaël, Fernando Rey
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Nicholas Clay ...
...
Elizabeth Spriggs ...
Pascale Rivault ...
Peter Bennett ...
...
Anton
Frank Moorey ...
The Priest
...
Flora
John Tynan ...
Roberts
Michael Huston ...
Footman
Fran Hunter ...
Maid
Ryan Michael ...
Gigolo
Mark Colleano ...
Gigolo
Edit

Storyline

A film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her physical desires. With her husband's consent, she seeks out other means of fulfilling her needs. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The most notorious novel of the century. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

7 May 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El amante de Lady Chaterley  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The character of Oliver Mellors was originally going to be played by Ian McShane who was a former boyfriend of lead star Sylvia Kristel. McShane pulled-out of the film when his wife objected to him partaking in sex scenes with his ex-girlfriend. See more »

Goofs

The film is supposed to be set during the early 1920's but when Lady Chatterley is sent away by her husband, a brief scene is shown of a steam locomotive travelling towards the camera. The Standard Class 4-6-0 is number 75043 - this number was not allocated until nationalisation of the four big railway companies and the formation of British Railways in 1947. See more »

Connections

Version of Lady Chatterley (1993) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Patched-together B-movie is more interested in lust than passion...
5 June 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

From the makers of "Emmanuelle: The Joys Of A Woman"...not exactly D. H. Lawrence territory, is it? Still in all, this low-budget sexcapade has decent locales and very steamy leads (Sylvia Kristel and Nicholas Clay), neither of whom are shy about appearing in the buff. It is noteworthy that this is one of the few R-rated movies from this period to show the man undressed as well as the woman, and their sex in the forest has animal heat to it. But those looking for an adept cinematic translation of the famous novel will be embarrassed...and perhaps even slightly amused. The weakest link is the editing, which darts around leaving scenes unfinished, such as the finale (which is really just a bushel of footage posing as an ending). However, on a soft-core/harlequin level, "Lady Chatterly's Lover" isn't too bad. **1/2 from ****


32 of 49 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Nicholas Clay is hot!!!!!! makeuplover69
Where can I buy this?????????? krislove
Nicholas Clay 'we'll have another time like this' weeKnightingale
To clarify bntnmp
Average movie with abeatiful Sylvia nferr
Why does Sir Clifford call Mrs. B Connie in the last scene? invictanimster
Discuss Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?