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Return to Eden - Complete Series - Uncensored Collector's Edition [DVD] [1983]

Rebecca Gilling , James Reyne , Kevin James Dobson , Karen Arthur    DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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Return to Eden - Complete Series - Uncensored Collector's Edition [DVD] [1983] + RETURN TO EDEN - The Story Continues (TV Series 1986) (1986) (import) + Lace: The Complete Mini-Series (1984) (Region 2) (Import)
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Product details

  • Actors: Rebecca Gilling, James Reyne, James Smilie, Patricia Kennedy, Olivia Hamnett
  • Directors: Kevin James Dobson, Karen Arthur
  • Format: Import, Colour, Full Screen, HiFi Sound, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Dutch
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Studio: CBS
  • Run Time: 270 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004KWBRRY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,506 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Dutch Release - Audio : English - Subtitles : Dutch ( optional )


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85 of 91 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Well over twenty years old, the legendary Return To Eden (1983) firmly remains Australia's most successful mini-series to date. It has reached worldwide cult status having attracted over a staggering 300 million viewers worldwide! It has even scored mammoth viewing figures in the U.S.A, a market in which seldom an Australian drama has endured!

The central character in Return To Eden is Stephanie Harper, played beautifully by Rebecca Gilling, who is a middle aged, rather niave and plain looking mining magnates daughter and mother of two. Stephanie Harper is also renowned for being Australia's wealthiest woman.

The story opens on the much publicised wedding of Stephanie Harper and the dashing but considerably charmless, Greg Marsden (James Reyne) a somewhat sleazy and nauseating sports star. It's made clear from the outset that Greg, a man nearly half Stephanies age, was blatantly just after getting his greedy hands on Stephanies fortune.

On the wedding day an obvious attraction between Greg and Stephanies frosty best friend Jilly Stewart (marvelously played by Wendy Hughes) is made apparent. Greg and Stephanie invite Jilly Stewart along on their honeymoon at Stephanies family homestead, Eden, located in the Northern terriotry. It is at Eden that the traitorous Jilly embarks upon a torrid love affair with Greg whilst poor Stephanie remains completely oblivious.

One night on the honeymoon, Stephanie and Jilly join Greg on a boat for a crocodile hunt. Once in a deserted spot, Greg maliciously throws Stephanie straight into the jaws of a crocodile whilst Jilly just simply stands by and watches her supposed best friend fight desperately for her life.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Return to Eden 19 Aug 2012
By Ang
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I bought this as I remembered it was good but couldn't remember the plot very well. I started to watch it one evening and couldn't stop watching until it was finished. Why don't they make mini series like this anymore?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A marvellous Aussie series digitally remastered. 13 Dec 2010
By Uenna TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
This was Australia's answer to Dynasty and Dallas in the 80s. It delighted most of us for its originality, glamour and the breathless scenes from the mansions of the sydney harbour to the deadly rivers of the Australian tropics. I was very delighted to revisit this series on dvd and glad that it was released on dvd. It is not everyday that you stumble upon a drama where a groom tries to kill his bride in a most dastardly fashion and she is saved by some kind fisher man and a doctor, then goes on to reinvent herself. This is a classic and against the scenic and picturesque Austalian tropics/outback it is a winner. This dvd boxset contains the original six hour epic on 2 discs and is packed with special features viz- interviews with Rebecca Gilling (Stephanie Harper/ Tara Wells) and James Reyne (Greg Marsden) conducted in 2001. This is a great collection and one that will give you 265 mins of viewing pleasure.(this refers to the black and red dvd boxset )

The series continues as a 22 part mini-series which was laced with more glamour, intrigue, passion and power. The Saga of the Harper family continued with Stephanie now married to the doctor that treated her in the original series and her children all grown up. Harper mining is under threat of a hostile take over from none other than Jake Saunders the brother of Greg Marsden seeking revenge for his brother's untimely demise and so much more happening. Will Stephanie have the strength of charcter to rise above another adversity? This 2nd dvd boxset (the blue and white boxset) contains all 22 episodes on 6 discs. an additional 1032 minutes of viewing pleasure.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyable 16 July 2013
By CS
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I remembered loving this series when it was on the TV in 1983 so my friend and I decided to buy this complete series. Really enjoyed watching it again. However, the description on the back of the sleeve is in German and so is the opening of the 1st DVD so I was concerned that I was about to watch this whole series reading English subtitles, but that wasn't the case. The DVD's were in English but with German subtitles. Was also really pleased that at the end of each episode it automatically went to the next one and you weren't subjected to the end of/beginning of each eposide's credits.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy 19 Jun 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This has it all, before Revenge There was Return to Eden. A Great Show with everything, Fantastic characters, glamour, twists and turns, Danger and a crocodile attack! Watch it and Love it. Great price, quick delivery and a Great Show and A GREAT BUY! Thank you!
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Return to Eden complete series-uncensored. 19 Oct 2011
By POPPY
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I have returned to "Eden"!, i did buy the follow up series first of 22 episodes as i watcthed it somthing dawned on me this wasn't the 1983 origional. So, i quickly ordered the ist one i'm glad i did it is compelling as when i first saw it on my televison in 1983.

Eden is the Dallas of Australia with plenty of schemmimg, wine and large shoulder pads, rich women, dastardly deads, bad deals and swimming pools. "OH! don't we love it?", Jilly is the JR Ewing and Stephanie Harper is the Bobby Ewing.

I suppose really "Eden" is a thing you like or a thing you dislike just watching the camera showing a close up everytime of changing expressions clinches the deal for me.

This film is a must for all things past and for collecters too. I stongly recommend this DVD, go on buy it you won't be disapointed i promise you will feel nostalgic and, have a good by the fireside piece of excellent entertainment.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 5 minutes ago by MICK52
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
I remembered seeing this many years ago, but couldn't remember the ending. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing it again as there were several things I had forgotten. Read more
Published 5 months ago by nana c
3.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable
Return to Eden is an overblown "bonkbuster" style romantic thriller in which a wronged woman seeks revenge against the husband and best friend that betrayed her. Read more
Published 6 months ago by A. Griffiths
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I remembered watching this years ago and enjoyed watching again. The quality wasn't brilliant but I suppose its the best considering it was dated from 1980's.
Published 8 months ago by Mrs. D. Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars Crocodile
Return to Eden was the most talked about mini series from Australia in it's day. All the elements were there, good guy, bad guy, villainess and of course the underdog heroine. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Krystle Clear
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW were we really hooked on cheesey TV in the 80's
My daughter has just give me this box set as a late Mother's day gift, and boy did it bring back memories. Read more
Published 15 months ago by M. M. Ellis
4.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
This is a fantastic story with a surprising ending. I saw it first on TV when it came out and recently felt I'd like to see it again, as it had left a very good impression in my... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Christine Westerlund
3.0 out of 5 stars DVD
Not very good quality DVD but managed to watch the series ok forgot how old the series was fashion wise and acting!
Published 19 months ago by MAYO380
4.0 out of 5 stars Peta Toppano was great as Jilly
It was Peta Toppano as Jilly (rather than Wendy Hughes), who really made this watchable!! Without her, the series would've been a bit slow joe - even with the totally O.T. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Ms. S. ST James
5.0 out of 5 stars Return to Eden - yes do return to Eden
A fab series. Really fab. This dvd set is now doing the rounds of my family and it is enjoyed by all. Read more
Published on 17 April 2012 by C. Behan
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