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Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (143 of 169)

 

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Hamlet [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Mel Gibson
Hamlet [DVD] DVD ~ Mel Gibson
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Good, 20 Feb 2011
What if Hamlet could be compressed and made enjoyable for even teenagers who do not have any familiarity with the Bard? Well, you would get this version. I am all for making Shakespeare accessible to young people which is why I liked this version so much. No it is not a word by word faithful adaptation of the play, but if this gets more young people to read and watch more Shakespeare, I am all for it.
Sense And Sensibility (Collector's Edition) [1996]&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Emma Thompson
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Perfect, 20 Feb 2011
Ang Lee's production of Jane Austen's classic masterpiece is almost perfect. The direction is flawless, the acting world class and the costume design just glorious.

So why 4 stars instead of 5? Unfortunately, the actors and actresses are TOO old. These characters are supposed to be at least 10-15 years younger than Emma Thompson and Hugh Grant. I am able to suspend my disbelief and all that, but if it was made with actors/actresses who were the actual age ranges of the characters, I would not have hesitated to give it 5 stars plus +++
Pride and Prejudice (Special Edition) [DVD] [1995] <b>DVD</b> ~ Colin Firth
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
There is nothing I can write about this production that has not been written already. This is THE reference Pride and Prejudice film for years and decades to come. Unlike the Keira Knightly Hollywood production, this version was made by people who seem to has actually READ Jane Austen instead of just a plot summary. The richness and attention to detail as well as the almost perfect pacing in this version are a true marvel.

100 stars!