Kate and Leopold 2001

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In this rom com, market researcher Kate has been burned by love. Her ex says he's found a portal for time travel and has brought 19th century nobleman Leopold back. Kate ends up looking after the chivalrous stranger and falls in love. But if he doesn't return to his century time could be altered with disastrous results.

Starring:
Meg Ryan,Hugh Jackman
Runtime:
1 hour, 53 minutes

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Kate and Leopold

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director James Mangold
Starring Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman
Supporting actors Liev Schreiber, Breckin Meyer, Natasha Lyonne, Bradley Whitford, Spalding Gray
Studio Miramax
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By JamesW TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 Aug. 2008
Format: DVD
This movie is an absolute gem.

The story as i'm sure you may know is about a modern day NYC girl and an 18th Century Duke who through a time hole meet up and fall in love.
Yes I know it sounds soppy, yes I know it sounds a little nauseating but this movie is pure joy

The acting and chemistry between Ryan and Jackman is beautiful and you can't help but get so involved in the characters and their lives and loves.

The horseback scene is genius, you'll never be able to hear anyone talking about the Louvre without quivering, and the roof top dinner will become your benchmark for all future dates.

On a lighter side, the joy of the DVD is there are actually a few deleted scenes which somewhat change the story, but due to test screenings and some clever people realising what the scriptwriters didn't, managed to stop this slight, ahem, faux pas from being released in it's original form.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Pantheon TOP 500 REVIEWER on 14 Aug. 2012
Format: Blu-ray
If you're reading this you probably already know about the film; and if not there are plenty of reviews on the 'net detailing people's opinions. Personally, I bought this film based purely on the price at the time (Blockbuster's bargain bin ex-rental for 3) and its two stars - both of whom I really like in other films.
At the time I was very pleased to discover that the ex-rental DVD which listed no extras on the cover was actually pretty packed with bonus material - including a Director's Cut.
Well, I watched the Theatrical Release first and loved it.
A few days later I watched the Director's Cut and was totally underwhelmed - because (MILD SPOILER) the ending is given away within the first few minutes by seeing Kate at Leopold's house. Then, there were other scenes inserted which didn't particularly add to the film's story or charm. So, I never watched the DC again because, in my opinion, the Theatrical version is far superior.
So...that brings us to the Blu-ray. Well, if, like me, you prefer the Theatrical Version of this wonderful film you are going to be very disappointed with this release because it ONLY contains the Director's Cut. Even my ex-rental DVD has the option to watch either version. On this BD you only get one version.
Also, I agree with the previous reviewer, that the picture quality is not particularly great. It's certainly NOT blu-ray quality. Like other Miramax release (see my Teaching Mrs. Tingle review) they seem to have simply stuck a standard definition version of the film onto a blu-ray disc.
The features are all present (except the Theatrical Cut obviously) and there is an upgrade in the sound to a DTS-HD Master 5.1 track which actually is a big improvement.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eve on 18 Feb. 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Fantasy rom-com. That pitch doesn't really trip of the tongue or inspire you does it? Yes it's a romantic time travel comedy.

Two people both dissatisfied with where they are in life and something is missing, each other, how sweet. Even so the fact that these two get together doesn't so much feel like fate as convenience. Who doesn't feel like something or someone is lacking in their life?

I do feel I've seen Meg Ryan play this part a dozen times before, she plays it well enough but perhaps someone less well known for this particular role could have made it feel fresher?
The supporting cast, Liev Schrieber, Brekin Mayer and Bradley Whitford do very well and without their talents this film could well have been a stinker.
Hugh Jackman, is the best reason to watch, once again showing the charisma and ability that is making him a star.
Ladies may want to watch this alone, if you're watching with your partner they may have to tolerate your emotions ranging from thinking Leopold is something of a hunk to digging your elbow towards your boyfriend because he isn't as charming/chivalrous/romantic as Leopold.

The directors cut allows more exposition which makes it over all a better film. To really enjoy it you must switch off the part of your brain that knows that La Boheme came out approximately 20 years after Leopold was supposed to have 'leapt' in to the future. Simple gaffes that could have been avoided.
So sit back, switch off the critical thinking and enjoy some simple but pleasing romance.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lawyeraau HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on 26 Jan. 2003
Format: VHS Tape
Hands down, this romantic comedy is a Hugh Jackman vehicle, as he totally steals the show from Meg Ryan. Jackman plays the role of the Duke of Albany, Leopold Mountbatten, an English nobleman visiting his uncle in New York in 1876. At his uncle's behest, Leopold is to find a rich socialite to marry, so that he may replenish the family's depleted coffers.
While at a ball in his uncle's New York house, awash with rich and eager heiresses, he notices a stranger who had earlier caught his attention. He follows the stranger and finds himself in the year 2001, as he falls through a portal in time. Landing in the apartment of Stuart Besser (Liev Schreiber), the stranger whom he had followed, he soon meets Kate McKay (Meg Ryan), Stuart's former girlfriend of four years and a modern day Everywoman. Let the games begin.
What follows is nothing earth shattering. In fact, it is pretty predictable. Leopold and Kate fall in love, though the big question is why, as there is nothing to suggest why they should. Meg Ryan does her usual Meg Ryan thing, though she is starting to get a bit little long in the tooth to be playing the brash, cutesy ingenue. She is, in fact, getting to be quite tiresome in these sorts of roles, as she plays them all exactly the same, making them virtually indistinguishable one from the other. She needs to extend her range, before her adoring public stops adoring her.
Jackman, however, does a star turn with his gently effective and ingratiating portrayal of Leopold. He is simply sensational. Charming, handsome, and warm, with a light British accent that rings true, he is totally believable as a chivalrous gent from another time. Jackman totally upstages Ryan without meaning to do so. It is a good thing that he does.
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