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Oscar and Lucinda DVD 1 of 1

Learn more about Oscar and Lucinda:

Format: DVD
Sku: 40699594
UPC: 024543130864
UPC 14: 00024543130864
Rating: Game Rating Code
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On a ship to Australia, Lucinda bets Oscar her entire inheritance that he cannot transport a glass church to the Outback safely. Oscar accepts her wager, and this leads to the events that will change both their lives forever.

"...a compelling performance by Cate Blanchett.  Elspeth Haughton, Apollo Movie Guide
"An intelligent and graceful director, Armstrong is the perfect choice for this material.  Erin Free,
"...gorgeous...  Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle

Editor's Note
Two compulsive gamblers--one a devoutly religious minister's son, the other the gutsy proprietress of a glassworks--meet aboard a ship, united by their passion for taking risks and doing the impossible. And when he hatches a truly mad plan--to build an intricate cathedral out of glass and transport it to the wobegon Australian outback--the two wager on it, but they don't bet on falling in love. A lyrically photographed adaptation of the novel by Peter Carey. Academy Award Nominations: Best Costume Design (Janet Patterson).


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/3/2009
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1997
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2223086
Video UPC UPC: 00024543130864
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Cate Blanchett
Video Cast Info Ciaran Hinds
Video Cast Info Clive Russell
Video Cast Info Ralph Fiennes
Video Cast Info Tom Wilkinson
Video Cast Info Geoffrey Simpson - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Gillian Armstrong - Director
Video Cast Info Laura Jones - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Luciana Arrighi - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Nicholas Beauman - Editor
Video Cast Info Peter Carey - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Robin Dalton - Producer
Video Cast Info Thomas Newman - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Timothy White - Producer


Oscar (1998)
   Video Award Name Janet Patterson, Nominee, Best Costume Design

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone
"...Fiennes and Blanchett cast a spell....An enthralling romantic fable about faith, love and other games of chance..." 01/22/1998 p.61-2

Sight and Sound
"...Always a sensitive director, Armstrong does justice both to the novel's strange, poetic detail and to its emotional range..." 04/01/1998 p.48-9

New York Times
"...The film's most extraordinary aspect is its wonderfully luxuriant look....It offers a steady supply of visual surprises within compositions quite suitable for framing..." 12/31/1997 p.E5

Chicago Sun-Times
"...A love story of enchantment....Here there is a dry wit, generated between the well-balanced performances of Fiennes and Blanchett, who seem quietly delighted to be playing two such rich characters..." 01/23/1998 p.33

James Berardinelli's ReelViews 8 of 10
Ralph Fiennes is carving out a nice niche for himself in the genre of period piece romances. For his - James Berardinelli

Chicago Sun-Times 7 of 10
Oscar and Lucinda begins with the look of a period literary adaptation, but this is not Dicke - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Fiennes,Ralph
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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