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Basil [DVD]


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Product details

  • Actors: Christian Slater, Jared Leto, Crispin Bonham-Carter, Derek Jacobi, Jack Wild
  • Directors: Radha Bharadwaj
  • Producers: Radha Bharadwaj
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Ilc
  • DVD Release Date: 12 April 2005
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000BXBXA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,813 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Period drama based on a novel by Wilkie Collins. Jared Leto stars as Basil, a lonely and somewhat naive young aristocrat in early 20th-century England who is struggling to meet the approval of his overbearing, class-conscious father while simultaneously doing all he can to please the selfish woman he loves (Claire Forlani). Christian Slater co-stars as the duplicitous John Mannion, whose sinister plot for revenge threatens to undermine Basil's entire existence.

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars

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61 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Ric 1912 on 18 Nov 2009
Format: DVD
Well here we have a periodic drama with the Gorgeous Jared Leto, who plays a rich aristocrat's son of a multi billionaire, although wealth brings power and strength does it also bring common sense or empathy? Tension mounts between father and son as both have different ideas where Jared's future lies.

Jared a down to earth kind of boy longs for passion and romance and adventure and finally finds it in the shapely figure of Claire Forlani, who is totally gorgeous in the movie. However, life is never a bed of roses and a chance encounter with the talented Christian Slater proves to be a destined distraction full of mischief,and double dealings or was it all planned?

Really enjoyed this film, has many good points, supported by an ample qualified set of actors and actresses, along with some really clever twists of fate that will keep you glued and intrigued, whilst trying to wonder just how twisted this story can get. I was well intrigued throughout and certainly not dissapointed.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By VampireGirl74 on 18 Jan 2011
Format: DVD
I purchased this dvd as I am a huge fan of the actor Jared Leto whether he is acting or playing in his band 30 Seconds to Mars. I was drawn to this product mainly for the cast and the fact that I have a love of costume dramas. Basil is a fantastic tale of family, love, beytrayal and tragedy and I would recommend it to anyone. I simply LOVE this film and will admit to having rewatched it at least 50 times in the short period that I have owned it. If you love Jane Austen novels/movies or indeed any kind of costume drama I would throughly recommend that you check this movie out.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Laura Carbunaru on 5 Sep 2010
Format: DVD
A beautiful story of love and betrayal. Basil is a naive in love young aristocrat. John is a lower class young man, looking to revenge his past. The characters are very well played by Jared Leto and Christian Slater. A movie worth to be seen more than once.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By June R from Oz on 16 May 2010
Format: DVD
I didn't know anything about this DVD before I saw it on Amazon and thought I might like it because of the era and also I like Christian Slater. I was a bit disappointed and I have to say I did not like it much. It is quite miserable and dark and the characters have no redeeming qualities. I find Claire Forlani beautiful, but a wooden actress with very predictable expressions. Others might like this movie but I'm afraid I don't really find too much to recommend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andrew on 22 Sep 2011
Format: DVD
Honestly story line is rubbish. I see what they try to make& they fail.
Waste of cash for costumes& decorations. I think only ultimate fans of cast could bare to watch whole movie.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By robertsmike on 16 Nov 2006
Format: DVD
Virtually unreleased in the cinemas, this is a fine adaptation of Wilkie Collins novel. The story of passion , betrayal, vengeance & revenge,is a timeless idea, and this film handles it well. With excellent performances from a very good cast, it deserved a better distribution, and much wider recognition. Christian Slater is always excellent, and hopefully soon he'll get a role which propels him back to where he should be ..as a top leading man, maybe then this film (one of many he's made recently without much of a fanfare), will be re-issued !.
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By Lolska on 25 April 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Purchased for a big Jared Leto fan. They were happy with it, and as it was a good price, I can't complain either :) the delivery was fast, but the DVD case was a bit broken in places. Just replaced the case and it was fine :)
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