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A Woman of Substance - 2-DVD Set

Deborah Kerr , George Baker , Don Sharp    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Deborah Kerr, George Baker, Liam Neeson, John Mills, Miranda Richardson
  • Directors: Don Sharp
  • Producers: A Woman of Substance - 2-DVD Set
  • Format: Import, PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Run Time: 206.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005PZT0RO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 129,212 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Australia released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: 2-DVD Set, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Filmographies, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: A Woman of Substance charts the life of Emma Harte, from kitchen maid at the beginning of the 20th Century, to respected business woman and Grandmother in the 1980's. From humble beginnings Emma Harte starts her business with a small shop, but over the next twenty years she expands her stores and invests in the growing textile industry in Leeds. By the time of World War 2, Emma is the head of a major retail and manufacturing empire, but she has struggled all her life to find love. After an illegitimate daughter and two marriages, she finally meets the love of her life, Paul McGill, but their affair is cut short by a tragic accident, leaving Emma with his daughter. In the 1980's Emma faces one of her biggest tests - her childrens attempt to remove her as head of her company, but Emma is far from the senile old woman they think she is - she is determined to stop them at all costs. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Emmy Awards, ...A Woman of Substance - 2-DVD Set

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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All round entertainment 24 Aug 2003
By p stamp
Woman Of Substance, A - Barbara Taylor Bradford
This will appeal to you and anyone you recommend it to. It has something for the males and females. Jenny Seagrove portrays a woman who through will and strength turns around her position as a victim of abuse and cowards, to become a successful, powerful and stunning business woman. She battles and wins and loses. The price for her success is high and her journey is not one to be missed. Full of love, lust, drama and action. This emotional roller coaster will have you in tears of joy and sadness. It will make you think and about destiny, fate and free will. One not to be missed and best of all there are sequels ready and available to watch now.
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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Show of Substance 1 Mar 2005
When Emma Harte leaves Fairly Hall she is 16, single, and pregnant. With determination hard work and resilience that was to become her trademark, Emma becomes one of the world's richest women. From the streets of Knightsbridge, London to the bustling city of New York, Harte Enterprises becomes the toast of the world.
When Emma Harte has to leaves Fairly Hall after her passionate affair with her masters' son (Peter Chelsom) she is pregnant and alone. Escaping to town of Leeds to be with her friend Blackie O'Neill (Liam Neeson. Emma quickly finds her feet and dominates the market. Driven by revenge, she is determined to avenge herself from the betrayal at the hands of the Fairleys, Emma succeeds in ruining their lives and money and securing incalcuble wealth for herself. Marriage to Joe Lowther (John Duttine) brings her a son Kit, although she is widowed during the war. Two further children, Robin and Elizabeth result in her second marriage to the charming womaniser Arthur Ainsley (Christopher Gable). She finally finds true love with Major Paul McGill (Barry Bostwick) the man that was dominate her life and overthrow her mistrust in men, resulting in the birth of her last child Daisy.
This story charts Emma's rise from lowly kitchen maid to multi millionairess. Fighting off opposition from her sworn enemy, Gerald Fairly, older brother of Edwin Fairly, father to her illegitimate child Edwina. To her final act of vengeance, against the very people she loved whole-heartedly.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a viewer from Pakistan 30 Jan 2008
By saif
Very first time I saw this unforgetable movie in Kuwait in was recorded on VHS tapes. Believe me I saw this movie more than 100 times and every time I found it more informative,more practical,more live commentary of an innocent girl's life. It shows to us how the circumstances push us towards the fate. Emma the heroin,acts at her best and put you in tears when in troubles and sorrows.Her mission to get revenge from Adwin( her flirt lover) is a real reaction of a common woman. I advised and provided this great movie to most of my female friends and cousins to watch and get moral support from it when they fall in troubles like Emma. Now when my two daughters are quite grown up and need guidence. Unfortunately this movie is very hard to find in Pakistan. May be some day I,ll find it out and will be able to show it to my daughters. Because they are very much tired off of listening only about this movie. They need to watch it as soon as possible. I recomend to all the fathers to their daughters to buy it right now and let watch them this a piece of advice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Revelation 20 Mar 2014
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Prior to my reading this book many years ago, I was not a reader of female authors. I am no sycophant so any praise I offer is always carefully measured, particularly with show business people; VIPs; aristocracy; celebrities etc; however, this story is a bit special and seeing it on film was a great pleasure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great watch 10 Feb 2014
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Used to own this on video. It has transferred well to DVD and is still a great story, and good value for money
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5.0 out of 5 stars Film review 25 Jan 2014
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Women of substance-Barbara Taylor Bradford DVD
Loved it! lovely long film on 2 discs very good value would recommend this film.
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3.0 out of 5 stars film freeze 14 Sep 2013
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not a bad film but it kept freezing so missed some of the film , that happened on both DVD's
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This replaced a faulty copy and I am pleased with it. It was in excellent condition. Arrived as said. Thank you
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Published 4 days ago by rebzone1
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 13 days ago by marie mcgrath
1.0 out of 5 stars A Disc of No Substance.
The dvd arrived in an "Articles for the blind" envelope. Not an auspicious start. The disc played for around 20 minutes without a hitch;thereafter it was unwatchable. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Ms. L. A. Wilkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by J J
3.0 out of 5 stars An 'ok' but predictable storyline.
DVD was delivered on time. The story line was a very predictable - 'woman from humble beginnings makes her way to a fortune' with splashes of tragedy along the way. Read more
Published 1 month ago by A Mcardle
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
An excellent study of a strong woman's rise from poverty to great wealth. Wonderful characterisation !!
Published 1 month ago by artdealer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent film although picture a bit grainy
Published 2 months ago by C. Coumbe
5.0 out of 5 stars Item just as described excellent value and would certainly buy from...
Speedy delivery. Item just as described excellent value and would certainly buy from the seller again
Published 2 months ago by Collie Mam
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD arrived promptly and safely. Saw the film many ...
DVD arrived promptly and safely. Saw the film many years ago but had forgotten several parts. What a woman. A stunning piece of work by Barbara Taylor Bradford.
Published 2 months ago by Christine Hibbert
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor product
When my DVD arrived the two disc set contained duplicate discs, both disc 2. I was very disappointed as it was for a gift.
Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
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