The Deep Blue Sea

The Deep Blue Sea

Director: Terence Davies Cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale


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One of Terence Rattigan's most celebrated plays is given a new screen adaptation in this drama written and directed by Terence Davies. Hester Page (Rachel Weisz) is rescued in the midst of a suicide attempt by her landlady Mrs. Elton (Ann Mitchell) when she smells gas. As those around her ponder why a beautiful woman would choose such a fate, we learn that Hester is not really Hester at all -- she's actually Lady Collyer, the wife of well-known and respected judge Sir William Collyer (Simon Russell Beale). However, Lady Collyer has never known love or satisfaction in her marriage, and she fell into an affair with Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston), a former RAF pilot. Lady Collyer has become hopelessly infatuated with Freddie, leaving her husband and living with Freddie under an assumed identity. But the woman who now calls herself Hester soon discovers she loves Freddie far more than he loves her, and between his drinking and neglect for her, it seems she's given up her old life for one that has no future. This marks the second time The Deep Blue Sea has been brought to the screen; Vivien Leigh starred in the 1955 version directed by Anatole Litvak.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/24/2012
UPC: 0736211215154
Original Release: 2011
Rating: R
Source: Music Box Films
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 25,171

Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Collector's Booklet; Audio Commentary; Interviews with Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston; Terence Davies' Master Class; Realizing The Director's Vision

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rachel Weisz Hester Collyer
Tom Hiddleston Freddie Page
Simon Russell Beale Sir William Collyer
Ann Mitchell Mrs. Elton
Jolyon Coy Philip Welch
Karl Johnson Mr. Miller
Harry Hadden-Paton Jackie Jackson
Sarah Kants Liz Jackson
Oliver Ford Davies Hester's Father
Barbara Jefford Collyer's Mother
Mark Tandy Ede and Ravenscroft Assistant
Stuart McLoughlin Singing Man in Tube
Nicholas Amer Mr. Elton
Philip Welch Jolyon Coy

Technical Credits
Terence Davies Director,Screenwriter
Samuel Barber Score Composer
Tim Barker Sound/Sound Designer
Katherine Butler Executive Producer
David Charap Editor
Peter Hampden Executive Producer
Florian Hoffmeister Cinematographer
James Merifield Production Designer
Norman Merry Executive Producer
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Sean O'Connor Producer
Kate Ogborn Producer
Lisa Marie Russo Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Deep Blue Sea
1. Ends and Beginnings [:11]
2. For the Trouble I've Caused [10:40]
3. Beware of Passion [8:28]
4. Many Happy Returns [10:37]
5. Tragic Or Just Sad [7:49]
6. Freddie [9:41]
7. You Belong To Me [7:41]
8. Molly Malone [7:20]
9. The Whole Of Life [6:02]
10. It Ends Tonight [6:09]
11. That's What They Say [7:51]
12. End Credits [12:00]

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The Deep Blue Sea 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Best way to describe this movie. The acting was really good. The music at times seemed a little loud and was hard to hear the dialogue. Still a good sad film.