Pride and Prejudice 1 Season 1995

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Season 1
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1. Pride and Prejudice - E01 PARENTAL_GUIDANCE

The Bennet family is agog at news of a new tenant at Netherfield Hall. They meet Bingley, his sisters and friend Darcy at a ball, where Bingley is attracted to Jane but Darcy considers the entire gathering beneath him.

Starring:
Jennifer Ehle,Colin Firth
Runtime:
53 minutes

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Simon Langton
Starring Jennifer Ehle, Colin Firth
Supporting actors Julia Sawalha, Anna Chancellor, Benjamin Whitrow
Season year 1995
Network BBC Worldwide
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

183 of 184 people found the following review helpful By Mr. N. White on 17 Mar. 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Compared to the 10th anniversary edition, this new 2009 release (ignore the [1995] designation in Amazon's listing) has very noticeably better picture quality. There is greater detail but, more importantly, the colour grading is far more accurate. Well worth paying the extra money for, with or without the extra features.
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93 of 94 people found the following review helpful By Miss E. Rossa on 4 April 2009
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This new special edition of Pride and Prejudice is well worth the money I paid for it. Finally the colour has returned to the world of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy with breathtaking results. I own the 10th Anniversary Edition as well, the Special Edition easily beats it in every way. This is the best adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and it has now been given the treatment it deserves!
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97 of 99 people found the following review helpful By K. Anderson on 16 Mar. 2002
Format: VHS Tape
I can't say I've ever enjoyed a Jane Austen adaptation as much as this one in my entire life! The whole series is an absolute delight from start to finish.
Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle portray the lead characters of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett perfectly. Never has Lizzie been so pretty, witty or charming nor has Darcy ever been so brooding, mysterious or handsome as in this series. The chemistry between the leads is electric and the sparks certainly fly in one of the best romantic love stories ever told.
The fact that the writer's have taken the step of showing more of a background for Darcy also helps the viewer appreciate what a good and kind man he really is all along, rather than, as in other adaptations, he appears to suddenly change into being nice.
The casting of Julia Sawahla as the selfish, stupid Lydia Bennett was also inspired. She carried off a difficult role so well that in the end you still have to like her for all her faults.
As for the rest of the cast - there wasn't one that let the series down one tiny bit. Notably, David Bamber as Mr. Collins was suitably sweaty and snivelling, Alison Steadman as Mrs. Bennett was fantastically highly strung, Adrian Lukis as Wickham was a suave villan and Anna Chancellor's, Miss. Bingley was deliciously nasty.
If I could give the rating more stars I would. It's an absolute must for all Jane Austen fans and if you're not a fan already then watch this and you will be!
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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 May 2002
Format: DVD
I hate myself for not discovering this brilliant BBC 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice any sooner then this Easter. Since buying it, I've watched it hundreds of times and am still fancinated by it every time I watch it again! I was never into period drama, but by this film, I am truly humbled to call it a 'one off'.
It is challenging enough a task already to turn such a famous much loved novel into a film, but to a film that is as high quality as the book, it's extraordinary! The producers have truly done a good job, as well as doing the novel justice.
This film is perfect in every aspect, as well as being completely faithful to the novel itself, the choice of location, the costumes, the acting, the dances, the music, the script and choice of cast, especially the leading man and woman, Colin Firth as Mr Darcy and Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet, is outstanding! Ehle really has the talent in bringing out that liveliness, wit and spirit of Austen's favourite heroine, and surely nothing can show Darcy's deep hidden affections better than Firth's 'come to bed' eyes.
However, despite the beautiful graphics menu, I would like to comment on how annoying the rolling of credits are, at the beginning and end of each episodes on the DVD format. 'The Making Of...'on the DVD also disappointed me slightly as there's no interviews with the two main characters. However, despite the minor shortcomings, a 'big thumbs up' to Pride and Prejudice 1995.
The price may be expensive for a DVD, but believe me, ...for an experience of a lifetime is definately worth it!
Overcome your prejudices, P&P is not just for the over 30s, I've just turned 17, and am already a proud owner of this exceptional 1995 adaptation on both the VHS and DVD format. When will you be?
Let this be one of those rare ocassions where I give 5-stars to a most deserving product...
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Sassyann on 19 Mar. 2006
Format: DVD
I absolutely love this story.....and the way the story is told in this tv adaptation is superb. The cast is fantastic, the settings are beautiful, I can't fault it, in any way. Colin Firth & Jennifer Ehle have a great on screen raport and at the end a great on screen romance. I have owned this DVD for many, many years and will never get fed up, with watching it. Even my boyfriend has to admit, that it's a great story, he particualy likes Mr Bennetts dry wit. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By cathy earnshaw on 20 Oct. 2007
Format: DVD
This is the famous BBC dramatisation of Jane Austen's classic that unleashed a virulent epidemic of Darcymania upon the unsuspecting British public. Housewives, mothers, and working women (nay, even the elderly!) heaved their children into bed early so they could sit glued to the TV screen during those bitterly cold months in the autumn of 1995, when this mini-series first aired. As one commentator has said of that time, "there was hardly a woman in England who wouldn't crawl on her knees to Moscow for a touch of his nether lip". But we shall not let appreciation of this tremendous adaptation rest on the - admittedly strong, silent and virile - shoulders of Colin Firth (aka "the thinking woman's heartthrob"), since it is such a great dramatisation of Pride and Prejudice in so many ways.

Perhaps we should rather put its success down to its astounding attention to detail. By that, I don't mean just the language, dress and houses of the Regency period, but also the casting - which proved impeccable - and the quality of the acting itself. Firth and Jennifer Ehle (she of the ever-expressive eyebrows) are stellar as the dashing Darcy who changes his manners and the defiant Lizzy who changes her mind. Crispin Bonham-Carter (Bingley), Anna Chancellor (Bingley's sister), Barbara Leigh Hunt (Lady Catherine), David Bamber (Mr Collins) and Julia Sawalha (Lydia), to name just a few, all excel in their supporting roles. I did find Allison Steadman's performance as Mrs Bennet, however, too histrionic and pantomimic, although the more nuanced portrayal of Mr Bennet by Benjamin Whitrow often compensated in these scenes.
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