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  • Actors: Romola Garai, Chris O'Dowd, Amanda Hale, Richard E. Grant, Shirley Henderson
  • Directors: Marc Munden
  • Writers: Lucinda Coxon, Michel Faber
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Fremantle Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Jun. 2011
  • Run Time: 236 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004P9MVG8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,234 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A compelling Victorian tale of revenge, The Crimson Petal and the White tells the story of Sugar, an alluring and intelligent young prostitute. Sugar longs for a better life and when she secures the patronage of successful businessman William Rackham, she begins to hatch a scheme that will free her from her life in the slums. However, as their worlds become more entwined, Sugar's plans set in motion a series of events that will change both their lives forever. It is an engrossing drama with a twist that viewers will want to watch again and again.

The DVD release comprises all four episodes as broadcast, plus exclusively; deleted scenes and in-depth interviews with:

David M Thompson, Producer (Billy Elliot, The Other Boleyn Girl)

Marc Munden, Director (The Devil's Whore, Vanity Fair)

Lol Crawley - Director of Photography (Four Lions)

Grant Montgomery - Designer (Shameless, Casanova, Sharpe)

Jackie Fowler - Make-up (Sex, Drugs and RocknRoll, Harry Brown, Ironclad)

Annie Symons - Costumer (Worried About The Boy, Criminal Justice, Crusoe)

Contains subtitles.

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A four-part BBC mini series based on the novel by Michel Faber, The Crimson Petal and the White is set in Victorian London. At the heart of it is Sugar, a young prostitute on the lookout for a better life. Her path crosses with that of William Rackham, a businessman with no small measure of success, and events soon begin to spiral out of control. Sugar might just have a way out.

Inevitably, the screen adaptation diverges from the exact plot of the book, but the quality of the screenwriting here is genuinely excellent. Added to that, the production values stretch the budget far beyond the norm.

It’s a captivating drama. Spread across four episodes, The Crimson Petal and the White feels like a labour of love for those involved, not least the terrific cast. Headlining here are Romola Garai, brilliant as Sugar, and The I.T. Crowd’s Chris O’Dowd. In supporting roles, you’ll easily spot Richard E. Grant and Gillian Anderson, too.

Overall, it’s a fine piece of work. The story is interesting, the adaptation is strong, and the execution of it very good indeed. And best of all, it shines a light on a terrific piece of literature, that deserves a wider audience. Both the book and TV series are both worth a purchase. --Jon Foster

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Eddie Nguyen on 2 July 2012
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The Crimson Petal and the White [DVD]
This flick is not for the faint hearted. In a polite fashion it really gets down & dirty about English Victorian prostitution & the general sociatial position of many women in those days...the lack of personal power, the forced manipulation to survive, the futile attempt to remain sensitive & sane in a world which ignores &/or completely restricts women, where only the tough & strong women survive by escaping the snares of society by suicide or running far away. This is a marvelously written story with layer upon layer of repeated symbolism. The story evolves thru a dark dank filter...even the sunshine is tainted & does not have the usual golden glow. It will take several viewings to pick up most of the symbolism. Amazing production worth a viewing or 6...
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Kate on 3 Jan. 2012
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This is a fantastic production and I very much enjoyed watching it, my only quip is that I feel it could have easily been made into a longer series as so much detail from the wonderful book by Michel Faber is completely left out or left unexplained. If you haven't read the book, then you will enthralled with this. If you have read the book you may be slightly disappointed at the lack of some details - but that always the way isn't it! Still very much worth watching - a great job. Do read the book though!
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By D. Berg on 24 Sept. 2011
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This DVD is a must for all period drama fans. It was brilliantly made and the acting was superb. I started to read the book but got quickly bored with it switching from one character to the next. The DVD was much much better. I always read the customer reviews and base what I buy on them. I can honestly say no one will be disappointed in this excellent production.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sanya C Gain on 9 Jan. 2012
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Really much better then I expected. Sugar encompassed both the vulnerability and strenght of a woman, but tastefully. A wonderful mix of great acting and period costumes.

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By HGibson on 29 Dec. 2011
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The Crimson Petal and the White is an outstanding slice of TV, based on the best selling novel
The best thing on British TV in 2011, highly recommended - gripping storyline, endearing characters, wonderful period setting and a stunning soundtrack

Watch it immediately!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Cheshire Cat on 5 Jan. 2012
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This is a very good DVD and well acted but it just isn't 5 star. I couldn't watch it again as it is quite lengthy and it didn't grip me. I had read the book which is a long one and although it left me not sure about it, I decided to risk the DVD. Lovely period features throughout and the scenery is superb and very 'Dickensian style London' it is worth watching just for that alone.
If the ending had been stronger I would have given 4 stars.
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Watching the series when is was screened turned me on to the books of Michel Faber. Whilst it cannot hope to compete with the book - no director can pack in the detail and depth of characterization covered in a 800+ page book - it was a superb production, headed up by the marvellous performances of Romola Garai and Hugh Bonneville (surely one of Britain's most accomplished actors of recent years). I felt the urge to watch it again and was well rewarded as a second viewing adds nuance and better appreciation of the story. For the uninitiated - Faber is Dickens, only better, more credible and readable - and he is able to say the things Dickens couldn't, being constricted by the times and society he lived in. Get this, then read the book.
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By Veronika on 25 Sept. 2013
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I havent read the book and I regret it a bit now - Im sure it is much detailed in those fields I was interested in. Still - magnificent visuals, very very good acting! Love when you able to leave your modern mind on the side and sink into their lives - and I did manage with this! (apart from the end when she did what she did with the child -dont want to be a spoiler...- Then I couldnt understand her but then I was glad she did ..what she did!).
Again, very good acting and beautifully presented movie!
I only gave 4* because some things were not explained and left me not understanding. Like at the beginning: how he got there and why. And everything about the doctor. I dont get it. Maybe if I read the book Ive known. My bad!
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