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The Jane Austen BBC Collection : Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility / Mansfield Park / Northanger Abbey / Emma / Persuasion (9 Disc Box Set) [DVD]

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  • Actors: Jennifer Ehle, Colin Firth, Irene Richard, Tracey Childs, Nicholas Farrell
  • Format: Box set, PAL, Colour
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 9
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Nov. 2005
  • Run Time: 1270 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000ATJK9S
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 88,475 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A special box set containing adaptations of Jane Austen novels in the grand tradition of classic BBC costume dramas. The stories included are the 1995 version of 'Pride and Prejudice', Howard Baker's 'Persuasion' starring Ann Firbank and Bryan Marshall, 'Mansfield Park' starring Anna Massey, plus 'Emma', 'Sense and Sensibility' and 'Northanger Abbey'.

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62 of 68 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 April 2006
Format: DVD
The finest adaptations of Austen's work. A collection of the finest British talent both in front of and behind the camera. The most popular film in the collection is, of course, Pride and Prejudice [Colin Firth ;)] however the other films are just as good. I am a big Austen fan, though never too fond of Persuasion, and this collection is the perfect companion to the novels themselves (as of course they could never be better than the novels!) This is not the Emma Thompson Sense & Sensiblity or the Gwyneth Paltrow Emma in case you are planning on purchasing this item expecting these films to arrive.
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57 of 64 people found the following review helpful By S. J. Vincent on 5 Aug. 2007
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After eagerly anticipating the arrival of my birthday present, I was horrified on opening this to find that the adaptations date back as far as 1972 (Emma) and the most recent are 1995 (Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion). I'm a huge fan of the '95 version of P&P starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, but could have bought the 10th anniversary edition and saved myself money and a whole lot of disappointment. The older adaptations haven't stood up to the test of time; the acting style has dated, the sound quality is terrible, the colours washed out, and the camera work distracting. A further annoyance is that it wasn't possible to tell from the packaging that the versions were so old - I had to take the shrink-wrapping off (and thereby void my right to return) to find this out. Grrr.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Naomi Smith on 16 April 2007
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I agree with the second review that is fantastic, although I don't own this particular boxset yet I have watched all of these exact films which this boxset contains and I think they are great to watch. I have watched some of the newer versions and I feel that the nes in this boxset are far better and this is coming from a 22 year old, however I do have a thing for history and especially period fashion and of course period dramas. I think this boxset would be a great buy for anyone interested in period drama.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ms. R. A. Vamadeva on 7 Sept. 2009
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I am a great fan of English period dramatizations it's great to be able to watch it as and when I want to
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rui Lima on 26 Nov. 2009
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this collection is worth just because of pride and prejudice... the rest is just bonus...
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62 of 82 people found the following review helpful By Billy Blue on 14 Oct. 2006
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I bought this for my wife based purely on the Pride and Prejudice series on the BBC which is excellent and the only reason it got a 2 star rating. How bad was this purchase!?! The other adaptations are so dull to be true. Even my mother, who loves this type of programme, described them as "awful". Unless you have seen the previous and old adaptations do not buy this. The acting is terrible. The sound quality awful. Avoid at all costs unless you already know you love these programmes. Most of them from the 1970's!! Not worth the money. Buy the modern adaptations instead.
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I thing it deserves 3 stars, my wife thinks 5, I'm reviewing it so it gets 3! Well acted and not tooooooooo far from the book, too romcommish for me
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