The Lair of the White Worm

The Lair of the White Worm

Director: Ken Russell Cast: Amanda Donohoe, Hugh Grant, Catherine Oxenberg

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Ken Russell's willfully campy variation on a story by Bram Stoker gets a quality presentation on this DVD. Artisan's edition of Lair of the White Worm has been given a letterboxed transfer at its original widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The dialogue is in English, with no multiple language options. Bonus material includes an alternate audio commentary from director Russell, a chapter of production photographs, and the film's original theatrical trailer.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/19/2003
UPC: 0012236125600
Original Release: 1988
Rating: R
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Surround]
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 22,819

Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen version; 2.0 dolby stereo surround; Scene selection; Interactive menus

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Amanda Donohoe Sylvia Marsh
Hugh Grant Lord James D'Ampton
Catherine Oxenberg Eve Trent
Sammi Davis Mary Trent
Peter Capaldi Angus Flint
Paul Brooke P.C. Erny
Stratford Johns Peters, the Butler
Imogen Claire Dorothy Trent
Chris Pitt Kevin
Gina McKee Nurse Gladwell
Christopher Gable Joe Trent
Lloyd Peters Jesus Christ
Miranda Coe Maid-Nun
Linzi Drew Maid-Nun
Caron Anne Kelly Maid-Nun
Fiona O'Conner Maid-Nun
Caroline Pope Maid-Nun
Elisha Scott Maid-Nun
Tina Shaw Maid-Nun
Ross King Soldier-Witchdoctor
Paul Easom Soldier-Witchdoctor
James Hicks Soldier-Witchdoctor
David Kiernan Soldier-Witchdoctor
Matt King Soldier-Witchdoctor
Andy Norman Soldier-Witchdoctor
Bob Smith Soldier-Witchdoctor
Jackie Russell Snakewoman

Technical Credits
Ken Russell Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Image Animation Makeup Special Effects
Ray Beckett Sound/Sound Designer
Robin Browne Cinematographer
Dick Bush Cinematographer
Imogen Claire Choreography
Peter Davies Editor
Dan Ireland Executive Producer
Michael Jeffery Costumes/Costume Designer
Laura Julian Production Manager
Emilio Perez Machado Songwriter
Pam Meager Makeup
Geoff Portass Special Effects
Stephan Powys Songwriter
William J. Quigley Executive Producer
Stuart St. Paul Stunts
Gail Stevens Casting
Stanislas Syrewicz Score Composer
Anne Tilby Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Ronaldo Vasconcellos Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/Fossil Find [4:50]
2. Legendary Party [4:41]
3. The Haunted Grove [4:22]
4. Police Sting [3:58]
5. Nosy Neighbor [3:38]
6. Serpent Time [6:11]
7. Youth Hostile [5:58]
8. Conquering Fear [5:58]
9. Flight of Fantasy [6:35]
10. Caving In [5:26]
11. Madam and Eve [6:01]
12. Christians and Pagans [4:26]
13. Charming Tunes [3:41]
14. House of Reptiles [5:03]
15. Protecting Mary [4:15]
16. Bagpipes of Peace [4:28]
17. Kingdom of Darkness [5:54]
18. The Antidote [5:25]
19. End Credits [2:04]

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The Lair of the White Worm 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I once heard Ken Russell say that he thinks this is the best film Hugh Grant has ever done but Grant never mentions it. Shortly thereafter, I watched Grant on “Inside the Actor’s Studio” and the closest he came to acknowledging this movie was calling it a “mad Ken Russell Film.” Looks like Russell was right on both counts. Let’s point out straightaway that by today’s standards this is quite campy. The symbolism is undeniably obvious, but the story is both fun and frightful. Admirers of the romance-movie Grant won’t appreciate this film, but fans who see him as the incredibly gifted actor that he is will truly enjoy this movie. His performance as Lord Dampton is quite similar to his roles in “Rowing with the Wind” and even to some extent “Sense and Sensibility.” In my opinion, Hugh Grant is an incredible actor that has proven himself in all sorts of roles. I wish he’d take a slight detour from his current status as the lovable hero in so many date movies and head back in the direction of his earlier films. This is an enjoyable cult film and I’m quite happy it is finally available on DVD. Special note: look for Gina McKee’s (the talented actress from PBS’ “The Forsyte Saga” and Grant’s attorney-friend in “Notting Hill”) character in “Lair.”