The Importance of Being Earnest on Blu-ray and DVD [read more]
Altogether now: "A HANDBAG?!"
AWARD-WINNING director Anthony Asquith's (The Browning Version, The V.I.P.s) sumptuous adaptation of Oscar Wilde's famous comedy assembles one of the greatest casts ever seen in a British film and still remains the definitive screen adaptation; The Importance of Being Earnest (U) is out on Blu-ray RRP £14.99, and DVD RRP £9.99, on 5 September 2016, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.
Earning a Golden Lion nomination at the Venice Film Festival and a BAFTA nomination for newcomer Dorothy Tutin (Savage Messiah, Cromwell), The Importance of Being Earnest is featured here in a stunning new High Definition transfer from original film element.
Two eligible bachelors, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, are in trouble. Jack's unworthy habit of representing himself as his imaginary brother Ernest and Algernon's adoption of an equally fictitious - and perpetually sickly - friend has allowed them both a latitude in their personal lives that they would otherwise have not enjoyed. Their respective deceptions start to unravel, however, when both chaps become mortally wounded by Cupid's arrow - setting up a series of events which will change their lives forever.