MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,131 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 1,515 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

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 21 Nov 2011
 
a list of 2148 titles
created 28 Jan 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 596 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 46 titles
created 3 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... 

Emmanuelle (1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The wife of a French diplomat in Bangkok, Emmanuelle embarks on a voyage of sexual discovery.

Director: Just Jaeckin
Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Alain Cuny, Marika Green
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 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 5.2/10 X  

Cynthia inherits her aunt's large estate and moves in. She reads her aunt's diary and finds out (and graphically imagines) how she was taught in the ways of love by her gardener in 1901 at ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Roberts
Stars: Harlee McBride, Peter Ratray, William Beckley
Mata Hari (1985)
Drama | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 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
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
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
The Arrogant (1988)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

A waitress hitchhiking in Nevada is picked up by a man on a motorcycle. Unbeknownst to her, the man is a psycho killer who thinks he's God.

Director: Philippe Blot
Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Gary Graham, Leigh Wood
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'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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Director: Dominique Othenin-Girard
Stars: Mariana Morgan, Ray Garaza, Theresa Morris
Hot Blood (1990)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

After two bank robbers take hostages, one of them anally rapes the Bank Cashier and then tries raping the bank manager Sylvia. The other robber is Ricardo, the bank president's son and ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Blot
Stars: Lorena Bayonas, Gaspar Cano, Robert Case
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:

She was beautiful and sensual, trapped in a loveless marriage. He was her husband's servant. Born into worlds as far apart, they found a passionate world of their own. 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

Shane Briant once said that his character of Sir Clifford Chatterley was the best role he had ever had. 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 Young Lady Chatterley (1977) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Tawdry crap unworthy of D.H. Lawrence.
12 April 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The plot of D.H. Lawrence's famous novel of passion and mores is lifted mostly intact, but everything has a dumbed-down and trashed-up quality that makes the resulting adaptation anything but faithful. Sylvia Kristel once again proves inadequate to the task of carrying a movie, and what's more looks much older than her real age (28), as well as that of the even younger character Lady Chatterley. Instead of smoldering with forbidden passion, she seems listless and uninterested in the affair that is central to the story's power. Nicholas Clay also seems unconvincing as the virile but coarse Mellors. Why he would be the object of romantic fascination for any woman of class seems a mystery not worth investigating. The pastoral look of the film is pretty nice, plus it also features good period detail and costumes, but the script is extremely weak and the dramatics - especially among the supporting performances - are just not sharp enough to properly drive a story of class betrayal and social scandal.

Approach with extreme caution.


4 of 5 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:
?