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Pride & Prejudice [DVD]

Keira Knightley , Matthew MacFadyen , Simon Woods    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (461 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Keira Knightley, Matthew MacFadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Talulah Riley
  • Directors: Simon Woods
  • Producers: Dario Marianelli, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 14 Mar 2011
  • Run Time: 127 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (461 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004JRQ0T0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,234 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Rightly winning wide acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, this latest take on Jane Austen’s classic Pride & Prejudice is a real, all-round triumph. The age-old story still holds real resonance, and it follows the tale of five sisters dealing with love, and the many trials and tribulations that brings.

There are so many delights to director Joe Wright’s take on the story, and his direction is a strong place to start. In spite of having to condense the tale to fit a movie running time, he nonetheless injects a real energy and intelligence to his retelling, and he’s served supremely well by his cast. Backed up by strong support by the likes of Brenda Blethyn and Donald Sutherland, it’s Keira Knightley in the lead turn who’s a real surprise here. Her performance is a real joy, and very much at the core of the film’s success.

The film inevitably draws comparison with the superb 1995 BBC adaptation, and while arguably it doesn’t quite scale the same peaks, it’s to the credit of the filmmakers that their version still holds strong. For this is a tremendously enjoyable drama, and one that should continue to find an audience for a long time to come. An excellent film.--Simon Brew

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Pride & Prejudice [DVD] [DVD] (2011)


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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "...So This Is Your Opinion Of Me..." 14 Dec 2010
By Mark Barry HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray
*** REVIEW FOR THE 2010 BLU RAY VERSION ***

In order to have this movie in High Definition, I've had the HD-DVD format of it for a few years now - but it's an America issue and has the awful US ending. Now at last it arrives on BLU RAY in the UK (May 2010) and it's just as gorgeous a transfer. It uses exactly the same elements that the HD-DVD did - even the same menus - and the extras from the DVD are all intact also (with the US ending tagged on as an Alternate).

The improvement in picture quality is immense over the rather blurred DVD experience. As it opens with a misty dawn and the twitter of birds, we see the young and feisty Elizabeth Bennet (played with a magical touch and staggering assurance by Kiera Knightly) walking with a book. But it's not until she crosses the courtyard of her home that the real quality kicks in - and it's a wow. The picture takes you aback - it wasn't this good in the cinema I can tell you...

It isn't perfect throughout by any means though. Because they were going for authenticity, a lot of the early evening and dark night sequences are shot in candlelit rooms (as they would have lived), so you get fuzziness in the definition... But once you get out into the countryside or inside one of the great halls of stately homes - where proper lighting prevailed - the picture quality is beautiful. There is one famous dream sequence where only Kiera's closed eyes fill the screen - she is dreaming of standing on the cliff edge - the clarity is gobsmacking. You also notice the weave of the clothing, the dirt on the hemlines, the ever so slightly unkempt hair - the attention to detail is great.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Viewing 6 Feb 2013
Format:DVD
Ive seen the Colin Firth film, read the book and also watched this version. The book is captivating, the Colin Firth film is probably the best re-telling available and an absolute classic for those who love period dramas, but this version has its own place. At 2 hours, it skims many plots and only touches on others, yet there's something about it and that leaves the viewer satisfied and feeling good. The piano scores that pop up throughout are fantastic, as are the stunning birdsong dawns and views across the pond. Keira Knightley plays the part of Elizabeth wonderfully well; her varied expressions, girle giggles and stubbornness of character bring the story to life. Yet there's something else too, just little things such as the servant ambling her way through the film singing to herself, the stark setting on the moor in Derbyshire, the vigor of the ball, the stuffiness of the Bennett house..... There's just something that makes this film feel as though you are watching through a looking glass rather than a tv screen.

Very funny, lavish and stunning to the eye. This is well worth 2 hours of anyone's life.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This film opened my eyes to the book 26 Oct 2012
By gilbert
Format:DVD
Pride & Prejudice - 2005 [DVD]I've seen numerous adaptations of this novel, all of them a bit stiff, and having also read the book, I really couldn't see why people thought it was such a great story. This film takes a light-hearted approach and having watched it and enjoyed it, I said to myself, "Yes, but the book's not that funny." I read it again and found that it was. I'd been looking at Jane Austen through the eyes of the learned professors who write long essays about her, suggesting that she was some earnest recorder of the mores of the period, when all she was trying to do was entertain her readers with social comedy. Rather than suffering from feminist depression because the highest ambition of most women then was to find some tolerable bloke to marry, she was having a good laugh at the antics they got up to in an attempt to secure such a marriage, and at how a woman who wanted to be a bit more picky could be considered over-ambitious.
This is hilariously depicted in the proposal scene between Elizabeth and Mr Collins, where he assumes that she will be grateful for his offer of marriage and that any resistance is due to her not wanting to seem "too easy". In fact, she'd rather live with the family dog in its kennel than with him. I know Mr Collins is a big oaf in the book, but Tom Hollander's version of him as a little creep works well, and Keira Knightley's face, showing horror and revulsion, is a picture throughout this scene, as is the despairing look of Talulah Riley, as Mary, at the end of it: "Why didn't you ask me?" she seems to be saying when Elizabeth has rejected him.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great video and price 18 Jan 2013
Format:HD DVD|Verified Purchase
My wife really enjoyed this and has watched it many times, it was a very good buy and very cheap.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth watching 13 Dec 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This version has faults, but which version is perfect? The sets and locations are perfect, the dressing is bang-on and acting including Donald Sutherland and Brenda Blethyn is brilliant. Not the newest and glitteriest, but very competent.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pride and Prejudice 22 Oct 2012
By Nimrod
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Have a keen interest in period films and the film didnt disappoint. Impressed with the time it took to be delivered and the condition of the disc. Would recommend the film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This film meets all expectations. The actors are brilliant and the whole thing is very well portrayed. One of my all time favorite films!
Published 11 days ago by Mr x
5.0 out of 5 stars For Matthew and the director
he is great and his voice is sexy. the movie is a real delight, more colourful than the novel itself.
Published 15 days ago by FILLE DE PAPA
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality costume drama
My wife and I are hosting a 'Pride and Prejudice' week a little later this year (in the wonderful surroundings of Willersley Castle, Derbyshire if you'd like to book in on 01629... Read more
Published 1 month ago by sweccsuper
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this movie
One of my favorite movies!!!! It's a truly beautiful movie, romance and a bit of humor. My boys even had to admit it was a good movie.
Published 2 months ago by michelle morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars Wife loves it
Wife has been looking for this DVD for ages and I found it in 10 minutes flat on amazon, ordered it and it arrived shortly after, scored some good bonus points with the wife,... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Andy Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent modern spin on a great novel
A very modern spin on a great novel and very well cast. Would highly recommend to all those who enjoy period dramas.
Published 2 months ago by Heidi
5.0 out of 5 stars Brillliant film
People seem to be expecting it to be exactly like the book but I can't imagine how difficult it would be to do in a film that is only 2 hours long. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Molly
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Amazing film. This is the best version that has been made . Keira Knightley plays her part very well. Brilliant film!!!!
Published 3 months ago by Katie
4.0 out of 5 stars Great vid
I really enjoyed it as it was a great movie and has wonderful actors. There are only 2 points that I do not like about it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by x g
5.0 out of 5 stars A dream film to own
This movie is worth all that it cost to be made. Would love for it to end better, but lovely all the way through.
Published 3 months ago by fiona smith
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