The Scarlet Letter 1995
The Scarlet Letter Woof! 1995 (R)
Ewwwwww—egodriven stinker of '95 (“Showgirls” notwithstanding). Feisty Hester Prynne (Moore) is condemned to wear the scarlet letter “A” of adultery by her 17thcentury Puritan neighbors because she bore a child out of wedlock. Oldman is the lusty Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale (her partner in illicit passion) while Duvall chews scenery as Hester's wronged hubby. This “freely adapted” version of the 1850 American classic should have set author Nathaniel Hawthorne spinning in his grave as his moral saga of sin and redemption meets 20thcentury moviemaking by having the passion made explicit and a happy ending tacked on. 135m/C VHS, DVD . Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall, Robert Prosky, Edward Hardwicke, Joan Plowright, Roy Dotrice, Dana Ivey, Sheldon Peters Wolfchild, Diane Salinger, Lisa Jolliff-Andoh, Amy Wright, Tim Woodward; D: Roland Joffe; W: Douglas Day Stewart; C: Alex Thomson; M: John Barry. Golden Raspberries '95: Worst Remake/Sequel.