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Pride and Prejudice 1 Season 1995

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4.7 out of 5 stars (947) IMDb 8.5/10

The romance, drama and humour of Jane Austen's greatest novel are captured by an all-star cast in this 1995 adaptation by award-winning writer Andrew Davies. The arrival of the wealthy Mr Darcy causes great excitement within the Bennet family. One of her five daughters, Mrs Bennet feels, is sure to capture the heart of the wealthy young aristocrat. That fate befalls the spirited Elizabeth.

Starring:
Colin Firth, Crispin Bonham-Carter

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Season 1
1. Pride and Prejudice - E01

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.

PARENTAL-GUIDANCE 1 January 1995 53 minutes
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2. Pride and Prejudice - E02

Mr Bennet's estranged cousin, Mr Collins, writes to announce his imminent visit to Longbourn. There is much excitement at the invitation to a ball at Netherfield Hall where Elizabeth dances with Mr Darcy.

PARENTAL-GUIDANCE 1 January 1995 53 minutes
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3. Pride and Prejudice - E03

Lizzie's horrified to learn her friend, Charlotte, is engaged to Mr Collins. Despite Lizzie's attempts to change her mind, Charlotte remains unmoved.

PARENTAL-GUIDANCE 1 January 1995 52 minutes
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4. Pride and Prejudice - E04

Darcy writes to Elizabeth and shows her initial prejudice against him to be misguided. Lydia is invited to go to Brighton with Mrs Forster, and in a chance meeting at Pemberley, Darcy shows Elizabeth another side of his nature.

PARENTAL-GUIDANCE 1 January 1995 51 minutes
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5. Pride and Prejudice - E05

Darcy is pleased to introduce Elizabeth to his sister Georgiana, and to welcome her and her aunt and uncle to Pemberley. Lizzy receives the devastating news that her sister Lydia has eloped with Mr Wickham.

PARENTAL-GUIDANCE 1 January 1995 48 minutes
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6. Pride and Prejudice - E06

Mrs Bennett is delighted to have one of her daughters married at last while Elizabeth admits she was wrong about Mr Darcy.

PARENTAL-GUIDANCE 1 January 1995 50 minutes
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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance
Director Simon Langton
Starring Colin Firth, Crispin Bonham-Carter
Supporting actors Jennifer Ehle, Benjamin Whitrow, Polly Maberly, Julia Sawalha, Alison Steadman, Lucy Briers, Susannah Harker, Marlene Sidaway, Kate O'Malley, Anna Chancellor, Rupert Vansittart, Lucy Robinson, Christopher Benjamin, Lucy Scott, Norma Streader, Lucy Davis, Andrew Grainger, Roy Holder
Season year 1995
Network BBC Worldwide
Producers Sue Birtwistle, Delia Fine, Julie Scott, Michael Wearing
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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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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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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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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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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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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After two dreadful DVD releases (the first and the 10th anniversary edition) in which all of the warmth had been drained from the glorious original 16mm print as seen on TV and on VHS, the BBC and 2 Entertain have finally repented and this, one of television's most beloved series has been restored to its former beauty. In 2005 I foolishly bought the 10th Anniversary Edition as the cover art-work suggested that the problems with the original transfer had been corrected. Upon viewing it, I wrote to the head of BBC in Australia with the challenge that if she could find any of the colours on the packaging actually on the DVD, I would happily walk naked down a Melbourne street at peak hour. Luckily for the locals, none could be found, and the offending item was returned. Now I am delighted to say that the original warmth has been lovingly restored in the Blu-Ray edition. Yes, as previous reviewers have stated, it was not shot in HD, nor even in 35mm - just humble 16mm, and at times some of the long-shots are not entirely distinct - yet it is a small quibble, and this is well worth the purchase to be able to once again see this iconic series in the rich tapestry of colours in which it was originally made. Thank you BBC/2 Entertain for restoring a true gem.
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