Dangerous liaisons / Warner Bros. Inc

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Subjects: Feature films
Formats: Video Recording, VHS
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 1988
Series: MCIS video collection D-93V
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Alternate Title(s): Dangerous liaisons (Motion picture).
Additional Authors: Close, Glenn, 1947-
Malkovich, John
Pfeiffer, Michelle, 1957-
Frears, Stephen
Warner Bros
Notes: Video release of the 1988 motion picture
Based on the 1782 novel, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, by Choderlos De Laclos
Credits: Producers, Norma Heyman and Hank Moonjean ; director, Stephen Frears ; screenplay, Christopher Hampton
Cast: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Swoosie Kurtz, Keanu Reeves, Mildred Natwick, Uma Thurman
Summary: Set in 18th century France, this is the story of two bored aristocrats and the havoc they wreck when they play dangerous games with people's lives. The beautiful widow Merteuil challenges rakish Valmont to seduce a virtuous young married woman, never suspecting that he would violate his personal credo and fall in love
VHS format
Summary: The game is underway. Playing it is simple. Just lie, cheat, deceive, betray-- anything goes when wealthy, alluring Merteuil challenges rakish Valmont to seduce a beautiful and very proper young woman. Directed by critically acclaimed flimmaker Stephen Frears, Dangerous Liaisons, nominated for seven Academy Awards and winner of three, is an opulent minuet of "nasty, decadent fun." The story comes from the frequently banned 1782 novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Two centuries later, writer Christopher Hampton transformed it into an international stage success, then fashioned the play into an Oscar-winning movie script that sweeps viewers along on a brash, unpredictable torrent of sexual ploys and counterploys. The luxurious settings are 18th century. But the film's characters could step into the 20th century without missing a beat. Leading an exquisite cast are Glenn Close in her Oscar-nominated portrayal of Merteuil, the rich, scheming widow; John Malkovich as Valmont, the predatory rake; and Michelle Pfeiffer in her Oscar-nominated portrayal of Madame de Tourvel, whose beauty and virtue doom Valmont to violate his personal credo: don't fall in love. (Warner Brothers, 1988)
Miami University's MCIS video collection
OCLC Number: 32257769