I've just sat down to watch my Lost in Austen DVD that i got today )bought on pre order) and the scene where amanda sings down town is cut, it goes from the dinningroom scene to them clapping at the end of her singing, has this happened to anyone else?
Oh no!! That was a fantastic scene (althou prob not as good as the darcy-wet shirt- preposal scene ;D Cheers for replyin, I didnt know if it was just my DVD, I was concidering asking for a replacement!
Gutted that this scene has been cut, dont really want to ask for my money back but so disapointed,, one of the best scenes in the series. never mind i believe it is down to copyright i would have payed a couple of pound extra to keep it in mind.
Yes, I bought the dvd also and was going to return it as defective, scene missing and the sense spoilt. From all the comments it seems it wasn't a badly produced batch after all, or are we all assuming it was deliberately cut?
I couldn't believe such a crucial scene had been cut, it shows that moment when you know Darcy is attracted to Amanda Price. If you check the back of the DVD box, ITV have covered themselves by stating "Certain scenes in this DVD version have been edited or deleted for copyright reasons". You would have thought they would have got this covered before they showed it on TV. I think the ITV should be held accountable and re-issue the DVD showing the whole drama, we should get a refund and be able to buy the complete program.
Write to ITV - the more of us that do it, will put pressure on them to release this in full. I got a stock answer from them re world showing etc... but one presumes this is not entirely out of their hands - the clip is on YouTube!!!!
The reason it's been cut is because of royalties. It affects most programmes (most recent case was csi where they use a who song on tv as the intro track but when it is put on dvd it is an original piece of music). It absolutly sucks and a reason why some series has not been transfered on to dvd (birds of a feather is one example!). If they showed this abroad, this scene would be cut because it would cost too much to show it. Also, if they do repeat it on itv 3/4, then expect the scene to be cut. I loved that scene as well- very funny!
did you check with Amazon first before purchasing it? I for one am becoming very upset. They better not pull this on us here in the US, because we will ALL return the item as defective if this happens. you should return it and check the ISBN number for the new version. Do not keep it without the scene. If ITV thinks they can get away with it they will not truly correct the problem.
I have checked on a forum on IMDB where someone gave the ISBN number for the corrected copy, including the Downtown scene and the mobile phone ringtone that uses the music from the Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle BBC production. In my DVD copy the Downtown scene is deleted and the ringtone has been changed to a generic tone. Unfortunately they both have the same ISBN number, so it is just pot luck. I have just complained to Amazon, but I don't know what good it will do as this was a Christmas present that I have only just watched. I was completely unaware of this problem till today.
I emailed amazon.uk asking if the DVD currently being sold includes the "Downtown" scene. They were very helpful, they organised for someone in the Fulfilment Centre to physically check. They just got back to me after 5 days to say that the DVD still does not include this scene. So, the DVD (and all overseas transmissions) are cut, only the UK screening has this scene. I'm not sure what DVD those posters had who said they had an uncut one.
I was rather worried about ordering after I saw K. Casey's post, but I went ahead with it anyway and the DVD arrived with scenes intact. Maybe the fulfilment centre had an older version that hadn't been replaced?
I got mine in February and it had the downtown scene in it. I was worried, but I loved the program so much I just had to get it. Never noticed if it still had the ringtone, but that didn't bother me as much as the Downtown scene.
Got my copy on friday (1st May 09) ordered as brand new but dvd wasn't shrink-wrapped, and "down town" is missing me thinks amazon re-sold me a returned copy, which is crap and also could be illegal (why can't they send the returns back to the distributer and not re-sell them, just to p*** everyone off.) it is also now 3 pounds more than what I paid for which is quite dear for me being an Australian Customer, so it's going straight back for a replacement , hopefully the second go will come with "down town" as it's confusing and you don't know what the heck the characters are refering to when they clap and talk.