Priest of Love
|Priest of Love|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Christopher Miles|
|Produced by||Christopher Miles
|Written by||Alan Plater
Harry T. Moore (biography)
|Music by||Joseph James|
|Cinematography||Ted Moore B.S.C|
|Release date(s)||11 October 1981
2nd cinema release = Enterprise Ltd., 8 November 1985 (Director’s cut for a Centenary Version)
|Running time||98 minutes|
Priest of Love is a British biographical film about D. H. Lawrence and his wife Frieda (née Von Richthofen). It was produced and directed by Christopher Miles and co-produced by Andrew Donally. The screenplay was by Alan Plater from the biography A Priest of Love by Harry T. Moore. The music score was by Francis James Brown and Stanley Joseph Seeger, credited jointly as "Joseph James", the cinematography by Ted Moore.
1985 Centenary Version – Director’s Cut
Subsequently the film was re-cut in 1985 by the director, for the centenary of D.H.Lawrence’s birth, and was re-released in cinemas by Enterprise Pictures to a more commercial and critical success.
This 1985 Centenary Version was then re-mastered in 2011 for a new DVD release in the USA (Kino International – standard DVD & Blu-ray) and in the UK (Odeon Entertainment – standard DVD - 2012). The extras on both DVDs include interviews with Ian McKellen and Christopher Miles, and Penelope Keith narrates ‘The way we got it together’ on the making of the film.
- Daily News NYC (8.7.1981)
- The Times (19.2.82)
USA Blu-ray Reviews of 1985 Centenary Version
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