The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

Demi Moore
Director: Roland Joffé Cast: Demi Moore
Demi Moore
, Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
, Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
Roland Joffé

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Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel of hypocrisy among America's pilgrims was brought to the screen by director Roland Joffe in this 1995 feature. Demi Moore stars as Hester Prynne, a new arrival to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1666. Prynne, who interacts freely with slaves and Quakers and wears revealing garb, is something of a free thinker and off-putting to the uptight locals. She awaits the arrival of her husband, Roger (Robert Duvall), but he is reported killed. One person who does not find Prynne unsettling is the new preacher, Arthur Dimmesdale (Gary Oldman). A torrid encounter between them produces a child, Pearl, and Hester is condemned by the colony, forced to wear a scarlet letter "A" (for "adultery"). Roger reappears; he had been living with a native tribe -- an experience that has driven him mad. He masquerades as "Roger Chillingsworth," trying to discover the identity of Pearl's father. When Hester is about to be executed, Dimmesdale confesses, but a timely Indian raid intervenes, saving him and Hester. The Scarlet Letter was widely derided by critics for sexualizing and changing Hawthorne's novel to an absurd degree.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/02/2019
UPC: 0738329230890
Original Release: 1995
Rating: R
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:15:00
Sales rank: 16,395

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Director Roland Joffé; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Demi Moore Hester Prynne
Gary Oldman Arthur Dimmesdale
Robert Duvall Roger Chillingworth
Robert Prosky Horace Stonehall
Edward Hardwicke John Bellingham
Joan Plowright Harriet Hibbons
Lisa Jolliff-Andoh Mituba
Roy Dotrice Thomas Cheever
Malcolm Storry Major Dunsmuir
Jim Bearden Goodman Mortimer
Amy Wright Goody Gotwick
George Aguilar Johnny Sassamon
Tim Woodward Brewster Stonehall
Dana Ivey Meredith Stonehall
Diane Salinger Margaret Bellingham
Francie Swift Sally Short
Sheldon Peters Wolfchild Moskeegee
Eric Schweig Metacomet
Sarah Campbell Prudence Stonehall
Judd Jones Mr. Bobbin
Nicholas Rice The Clerk
Len Doncheff Trader
Jodhi May Pearl
Marguerite McNeil Widow Wormser

Technical Credits
Roland Joffé Director,Producer
John Barry Score Composer
Robert F. Colesberry Co-producer
Edward Collins Camera Operator
John Dodds Stunts
Dodi Fayed Executive Producer
Douglas Ganton Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Genson Cinematographer
Alex Green Stunts
Richard Harrison Set Decoration/Design
Buddy Joe Hooker Asst. Director
Jamie Jones Stunts
Tova Laiter Executive Producer
Elisabeth Leustig Casting
Dennis Maguire Asst. Director
Martin Malivoire Special Effects
Rocco Matteo Set Decoration/Design
Mike Mitchell Stunts
Thom Noble Editor
Suzy Parker Stunts
Fred Perron Stunts
Gabriella Pescucci Costumes/Costume Designer
Alison Reid Stunts
Paul Rutledge Stunts
Rosalind Shingleton Set Decoration/Design
Douglas Day Stewart Screenwriter
Alex Thomson Cinematographer
Andrew G. Vajna Producer
Roy Walker Production Designer
Gordon White Set Decoration/Design
Tony Woollard Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Scarlet Letter
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [8:54]
2. Chapter 2 [15:38]
3. Chapter 3 [18:40]
4. Chapter 4 [18:01]
5. Chapter 5 [12:03]
6. Chapter 6 [10:08]
7. Chapter 7 [13:07]
8. Chapter 8 [16:44]
9. Chapter 9 [21:57]

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