Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Front Cover Actor
Glenn Close Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil
John Malkovich Vicomte Sébastien de Valmont
Michelle Pfeiffer Madame Marie de Tourvel
Swoosie Kurtz Madame de Volanges
Keanu Reeves Le Chevalier Raphael Danceny
Mildred Natwick Madame de Rosemonde
Uma Thurman Cécile de Volanges
Peter Capaldi Azolan
Joe Sheridan Georges
Valerie Gogan Julie
Francois Montagut Belleroche
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Romance
Director Stephen Frears
Producer Norma Heyman; Hank Moonjean
Writer Christopher Hampton; Choderlos de Laclos
Studio Warner Brothers; WARNER HOME VIDEO
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 1 hr 59 mins
Country USA
Color Color
A sumptuously mounted and photographed celebration of artful wickedness, betrayal, and sexual intrigue among depraved 18th-century French aristocrats, Dangerous Liaisons (based on Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses) is seductively decadent fun. The villainous heroes are the Marquise De Merteuil (Glenn Close) and the Vicomte De Valmont (John Malkovich), who have cultivated their mutual cynicism into a highly developed and exquisitely mannered form of (in-)human expression. Former lovers, they now fancy themselves rather like demigods whose mutual desires have evolved beyond the crudeness of sex or emotion. They ritualistically act out their twisted affections by engaging in elaborate conspiracies to destroy the lives of their less calculating acquaintances, daring each other to ever-more-dastardly acts of manipulation and betrayal. Why? Just because they can; it's their perverted way of getting get their kicks in a dead-end, pre-Revolutionary culture. Among their voluptuous and virtuous prey are fair-haired angels played by Michelle Pfeiffer and Uma Thurman, who have never looked more ripe for ravishing. When the Vicomte finds himself beset by bewilderingly genuine emotions for one of his victims, the Marquise considers it the ultimate betrayal and plots her heartless revenge. Dangerous Liaisons is a high-mannered revel for the actors, who also include Swoosie Kurtz, Mildred Natwick, and Keanu Reeves. --Jim Emerson
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Index 1466
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 12/31/02
Purchase Price $7.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
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Folder 012
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 085391187226
Release Date 5/1/01
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
French Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Dolby Widescreen