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Peter Kosminsky's 1992 adaptation of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights goes to the extreme of casting Sinéad O'Connor in a brief bit as Brontë herself, but the film still doesn't approach the accomplishment of William Wyler's classic 1939 production (with Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon) or subsequent versions by Luis Buñuel and Robert Fuest. That doesn't make it unwatchable, however: it still offers The English Patient costars Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche as doomed lovers Heathcliff and Cathy. Binoche is a bit washed-out, but Fiennes makes a strong impression as the rejected laborer who makes his fortune and exacts a vengeance. Unlike Wyler's film, this one covers all the chapters of Brontë's book, but it is sodden with misery and lacks all grace. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Juliette BinocheCathy Linton/Catherine Earnshaw
Ralph FiennesHeathcliff
Janet McTeerEllen Dean
Sophie WardIsabella Linton
Simon ShepherdEdgar Linton
Jeremy NorthamHindley Earnshaw
Simon WardMr. Linton
John WoodvineThomas Earnshaw
Jonathan FirthLinton Heathcliff
Sinéad O'ConnorEmily Bronte

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Peter Kosminsky
  • Producer: Paramount
  • Length: 105 mins
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 1, 1992
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropeU
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaDec 2, 2003
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