|Category||Dramas DVDs, Adventure Movies, Fantasy Videos, Essential Cinema, Social Issues, Switching Roles|
|Starring||Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, John Wood, Lothaire Bluteau, Quentin Crisp, Charlotte Valandrey, Heathcote Williams|
Closed Captioned; Soundtrack English; English Subtitles; Special Edition
Tilda Swinton is Orlando, the melancholy, fiercely independent, and always humanistic poet whose story begins when Queen Elizabeth I--wonderfully played by Quentin Crisp--takes a shine to the beautiful boy. There are several amazing things about Orlando, not the least of which is that he is immortal, has the tendency to slip into death-like sleeps for long periods of time and, halfway through the 18th century, changes into a woman. ...See Full Description
Orlando movie Customer Reviews
Tilda Swinton is a wonderfully gifted actor. Orlando illustrates how Tilda presents herself as a blank canvas and then layers herself into each character so convincingly. Quentin Crisp also plays a wonderful part as Queen Elizabeth I. Such a contrast to Orlando's beauty and presence. I saw the tail end of this movie many years ago and it stuck in my mind as being special. I thoroughly enjoyed the visual trip through history and gender perspective. Loved the Elizabethan gardens. Fantastic experience.
By Roz (Belgrave, Vic. Australia)
||The impossible made credible!|
This is a excellent movie but credit must go to the original writer Virgina Wolf. A good writer makes the impossible seem credible. I like the androgynous character and the travelling through time great themes.
By jstelzer (Grafton Australia)
||Unusual but riveting...|
I've seen it a dozen times and I'm still amazed at the whole idea. Just outstanding...
By a reviewer (New York, USA)
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Orlando video Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||8222700|
|Studio||Sony Pictures Home|
|DVD Encoding||Region 1|
|Release Date||Aug 17, 2010|
|Running Time||94 Minutes|
|Additional Info||Widescreen; Special Edition|
|Movie Details||Color; Widescreen; Special Edition|
Orlando DVD Features
Note: Orlando goes to Russia
Orlando in Uzbekistan
Jimmy was an angel
Venice Film Festival press conference
An interview with Sally Potter
Select scenes commentary with director Sally Potter
Widescreen - 1.85
Subtitles - English
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