After garnering considerable
critical acclaim on its full release last year, Andrea Arnold’s bruisingly
beautiful adaptation of the Emily Brontë classic “Wuthering Heights” will be coming to DVD and
Blu-ray this week. Following her unsettling but highly praised Cannes Jury Prize-winner “Fish Tank” — a fairly grimy slice of
British social realism — with a romance classic, one already well-served by
high-class adaptations, the film was seen in many quarters as something of an odd choice. The
result though, to quote our grade A review out of Venice, was “superb,” “groundbreaking” and “Terrence Malick-like,” confirmation of a serious and formidable talent in British
The film stars Kaya Scodelario as a younger-than-usual Cathy and James Howson as the fierce
and troubled Heathcliff, the first black actor to take on the role. It also arguably has a third star in one of our favorite cinematographers, Robbie Ryan (“Berberian Sound Studio,” “Ginger and Rosa,”) who does career-best work with the windswept moors and gloomy interiors of Yorkshire and Northern England.
To celebrate the release, we’ve got two DVDs and two Blu-ray discs of “Wuthering Heights” to give away to some lucky readers.
do you win?
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Email us your name, twitter handle and address and let us know why
you’re looking forward to watching the film.
Winners will be announced via Facebook and Twitter, so keep an eye out for your
name. Good luck!
Update: The contest is now closed and winners will be announced soon. Thanks for entering.