If you’ve read the book you won’t know the ending. The truth is, the movie isn’t that bad. Finding herself pregnant with Dimmesdale’s child, Hester is imprisoned for her indiscretion. Start With a Classic Cult. The acting is okay and so is the setting and music. Get to Know Us.

The hd transfer is beautiful, retaining generous film grain and no discernable color alterations to the original film they tend to re-color these films for HD, skewing them bluer or redder. This release also includes a new audio commentary track from director Roland Joffe. She noted the original story might be better suited to a miniseries on television, and that the story presented in this film needed a different ending, one that did not lose “the ultimate message of Hester Prynne” that its makers were trying to convey. A very ’90s take on a s tale written in , as a picture of early colonial life it’s about as convincing as Pocahontas. Despite the cast taking themselves very seriously indeed, The Scarlet Letter is a great comic turn, complete with cod-accents and other period jiggery-pokery. Instead, this is a free adaptation of the story, meaning the time frame, setting and major character names are the same, but very little else.

Please click the link below to receive your verification email. Want to Make 195 Cult Classic? Post Share on Facebook. He references the ‘me too’ movement quite a few times and seems pretty earnest about creating a ‘hypertext’ interpretation of Hawthorne’s classic, rather than a direct literal translation. In response to the criticism, and to the new ending, Moore said that the story the filmmakers were trying to tell differed out of necessity with that of the book, which she said was “very dense and not cinematic”.


Edward Hardwicke as John Bellingham.

The Scarlet Letter

Not long after her arrival she spies a sexy naked man swimming in a forest pool. Views Read Edit View history. Full Throttle Scooby-Doo 2: It is a film adaptation of the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel of the same name. Gary Oldman as Arthur Dimmesdale. When the two meet they are instantly attracted to each other and it isn’t very long before they are expressing their intense attraction physically in the grain bin of a barn. Finding herself pregnant with Scarlarta child, Hester is imprisoned for her indiscretion.

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Rage, love, defiance, confusion, fear — Moore just sticks out her chin and makes her eyes brim with tears. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Wahida K Super Reviewer. Gary Joseph Thorup as Native Rider.

Awaiting her husband, she establishes independence, fixing up a house, befriending Quakers and other outsiders.


But, changing the outcome of the minister’s guilt for his hypocracy, resulting in his death, in exchange for a free thinking couple who saw themselves pure in God’s eyes who lived happily ever after did a disservice to the plot. Don’t have an account? A critical and box office failure, it was nominated for seven Golden Raspberry Awards at the ceremonywinning “Worst Remake or Sequel. Nathaniel Hawthorne novelDouglas Day Stewart screenplay. The acting is okay and so is the setting and music.

Robert Duvall is, as always, flawless in flim portrayal of Roger Prynne.

John Bellingham Robert Prosky Kateri Walker as Female Sachem. Johnny Sassamon Tim Woodward Region 2 DVD formats.

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Nathaniel Hawthorne ‘s The Scarlet Letter.