- Actors: Glenda Jackson, Stratford Johns, Nickolas Grace, Douglas Hodge, Imogen Millais Scott
- Directors: Ken Russell
- Format: PAL, Colour
- Language: English
- Classification: 18
- Studio: Cinema Club
- VHS Release Date: 7 Feb. 2000
- Run Time: 89 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00004T8SZ
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 371,930 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Salome's Last Dance  [VHS]
Ken Russell directs this erotic drama about Oscar Wilde. Set in a Victorian brothel draped in black silk, Wilde (Nickolas Grace) & his young friends are the special guests for a performance of his play 'Salome'. The only difference from a normal production is that the lead roles are played by the brothel owner (Stratford Johns), his wife, (Glenda Jackson) and the resident prostitutes! And too Wilde's suprise, his friend Boysie taking the role of John The Baptist. Typically like many Ken Russell films, it has plenty of nudity and a decadent style, but it's also very watchable with a very striking debut performance by Imogen Millais-Scott as the bewitchingly devious and provocative Salome.
Top Customer Reviews
The play-within-the-play is excellent, and makes you wish that Russell would turn to some more works of Wilde - it needs his style to capture the delicacy of some of the moments.
Highly recommended, in short. Don't be put off by the R18 - probably just from the Russellian portrayl of the Israelites. It's totally in keeping with Wilde and the show.
Russell's movie is well worth a look - I'd rate it 4 stars if I could see it all - but not this disc at this price.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Could this film been a lot better than the actress
who played Salome, any body else certainly could. Read more
Although not one of ken russell's best works it is strangely entertaining and stylish.Published 12 months ago by philip bulmer