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Jane Eyre [VHS] [1997]

Samantha Morton , Ciarán Hinds , Robert Young (III)    Parental Guidance   VHS Tape
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Samantha Morton, Ciarán Hinds, Joanna Scanlan, Ben Sowden, Barbara Keogh
  • Directors: Robert Young (III)
  • Language: English, French
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Wmv
  • VHS Release Date: 1 Oct 1999
  • Run Time: 134 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CTWK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 136,920 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Jane Eyre is a poor orphan who grows up to become governess at Thornfield Hall, the home of the enigmatic Mr Rochester. Although Rochester is initially gruff and dismissive towards Jane, a warmth develops between them. But who is the woman in the attic who laughs maniacally, stabs guests and sets fire to Rochester's bedroom? And will she prove a barrier to Rochester and Jane's wedding plans? Includes a special 'making of' documentary.

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fiesty and Fiery 26 Oct 2005
By L. Doughton VINE VOICE
Format:VHS Tape
For the purists among you who seek an 'accurate' adaptation of the book, I would suggest you look elsewhere as you will not find it here. This version is certainly shortened and the language very often veers from the text itself. However, despite all this I find myself incredibly fond of this film. For me, the most important factor is that Hinds and Moreton capture the electricity between the two characters perfectly. Although the screenplay does not always stick to the original I feel we are still left with a strong impression of the nature of the relationship between these characters, particularly Rochester's contrasting violent and passionate side and his sensative wounded side, and Jane's strong sense of moral and self. My suggestion would be to overlook the slightly modern style which so often creeps in to the script and simply become absorbed in the utterly convincing performances of these actors. An outstanding performance, I applaud them both.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite film version 3 Jun 2012
By Gail
Format:Audio CD
I have only seen this on tv and wish it was available for a reasonable price on DVD for the UK. I think it is one of the best versions and much much better than the 2011 film. The scenes between the leads are very powerful and there is a real sense of their growing bond as well as of humour and laughing. For a longer version the TV adaptions with Timothy Dalton and more recently Toby Stephens are very good. Surprised it's not rated higher.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jane Eyre 12 Sep 2012
By kate
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
One of the most beautiful films I have ever seen! Among all Jane Eyer adaptations, this one is the best! Full of emotion, lovely music, brilliant actors!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! 26 Oct 2000
By C. Ball TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
Okay call me mushy, but I totally loved this! I think both Morton and Hinds were brilliant. This made me want to read the book, and now I love it even more. This made me cry, and nothing makes me cry! I must have watched this a hundred times. Buy it!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely catches the essence of the book 30 Jan 2002
Format:VHS Tape
samantha morton and ciaran hinds are perfectly cast as this pair of unlikely loves that is the story of jane eyre.
jane eyre faces a tough childhood when her parents die and she is forced into the care of relatives who neither want nor care for her.
she is sent away to a charity school to which she is abandoned again. surviving the tough regime she grows up to teach at the school and then takes up a position as governess to a young french girl in the north of england who is the ward of mr rochester.
mr rochester is older, ugly and embittered by what life has thrown at him
but he sees his salvation in jane and plans to marry her
but mr rochester has a secret in the attic he hasnt told his love about.....
this version of the charlotte bronte novel is absolutely true to the book in spirit but not in detail of plot.
a number of scenes have been left out, but having seen the william hurt version where they are included , i believe that they are bits which, though adding to understanding do not add to the pace and passion of the plot.
i found that after the initial viewing the scenes i wanted to watch repeatedly were those between ms morton and mr hinds....i found them mesmerising....and the ones i fast forwarded to get to them would never have included the ones they left out
ciaran plays the most wonderful passionate mr rochester...morton a delightful yet restrained jane...
watch it
you will love it
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding 4 July 2013
By Bridie
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
Considering how many times Jane Eyre has been filmed this realisation of Charlotte Bronte's book is a pleasure to watch - the two lead actors are completely convincing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jane Eyre - 1997 8 Sep 2009
Format:VHS Tape
I was absolutely delighted to be able to obtain a video of this particular version of Jane Eyre!
I have seen many versions of the story which has always been a great favourite of mine, and this particular one, starring Samanthe Morton & Ciaran Hinds, has to be the most outstanding in terms of casting of the main actors. Jane has a quiet strength & dignity which Samantha expresses in the most compelling way, & Ciaran is the most believable 'Mr Rochester' I have ever seen.
I had only a copy of the TV version which became seriously damaged & I was so disappointed! I was therefore delighted to be able to acquire a brand new, unopened video - which I'm loathe to open, but I know I'll not be able to resist it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jane Eyre with Hinds & Moreton - brilliant!! 5 April 2008
Format:DVD
I know this isn't faithful to the book but it's by far my favourite adaptation of this classic by Charlotte Bronte. Ciaran Hinds is utterly mesmerising as the tortured Edward Rochester and the scenes between him and Jane are captivating. I've watched it over and over and over and love it more every time! Thoroughly recommended if you like a good love story!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film
Quick delivery for my favourite version of this book with great acting all round.i would really recommend this film to anyone.
Published 27 days ago by Mrs Miriam Campion
4.0 out of 5 stars My review
Enjoyed the film.Different in many aspects,but not spoilt by this .Fairly good acting,by pretty well known cast.I would recommend this film.
Published 3 months ago by Gwen Munns
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
I love this version of Jane Eyre. Ciaran Hinds is superb as Rochester, with his unpredictable behaviour, born of desperate hurt and bitter disillusion, and the powerful attraction... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Aletheuon
4.0 out of 5 stars Jane Eyre
This is not the best version of Jane Eyre, in my opinion, but it is non the less a very agreeable version of the story. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Ruth
3.0 out of 5 stars Thank the Lord for Ciaran Hinds
Ciaran Hinds rescues this too-short adaptation from being mediocre. The dialogue doesn't always sit comfortably with the action; it was a mistake not to use much of the novel's... Read more
Published 5 months ago by 'Fountain Pen'
5.0 out of 5 stars great Quality!
I love this movie, but the quality of the dvd is really poor. I bought the spanish version on Blu-ray and I am really happy! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Doris
5.0 out of 5 stars best of all the adaptations
I saw a lot of versions but after this I was unable to speak.. it was so beautiful... Nobody talks about this movie for some reason... I think only I know the secret!!!
Published 6 months ago by Veronika
5.0 out of 5 stars Daughters Favourite
We brought this dvd for my daughter to replace her worn out video version. She prefers this version of Jane Eyre and she was over the moon to get this dvd. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Dave Cornwall
5.0 out of 5 stars Fine
I already know this film, and purchased the video for reference purposes, as I am working on some artwork and needed the costume detail.
Published 11 months ago by Dipper
5.0 out of 5 stars Best version
Absolutely adorable version of Jane Eyre, slightly different to book but nevertheless basic storyline remains the same. Could have been longer but still the best to date.
Published 12 months ago by s.brautlecht
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