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This review is from: Lost in Austen [DVD] (2008) (DVD)I watched the ITV production and loved this Kooky tale combining the "Life on Mars" format with to the "Pride and Prejudice" story, I loved the idea and have watched my Sky Plus copies over and over again.
But, I've just bought the DVD and found that a crucial scene is missing. In the 2nd episode, the part where Amanda Price sings "Down Town" in the drawing room at Netherfield Park and where it first shows Mr Darcy's attraction to Amanda, has been totally cut out. The DVD edition shows Amanda, Mr Darcy, Mr Bingley and Caroline Bingley sitting around the table having dinner and Caroline Bingley challenging Amanda to entertain them, and then cutting straight to the them applauding Amanda, but not actually showing what she has just done. I was incredibly disappointed as this is a crucial scene in this whole adaption, plus, the comments made thereafter don't make sense!
Yippee, we were listened to by the ITV later copies of the DVD do have the complete scenes.
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Initial post: 15 Oct 2008 20:18:49 BDT
I. M. Green says:
I totally agree with S. Wilson, to have released this DVD with such an obvious fault in the recording from the original was, in my view, highly irregular. I fact I was about to return the DVD set as faulty when I read S. Wilson's comments. Perhaps ITV would wish to comment?
Posted on 16 Oct 2008 14:39:48 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 Oct 2008 14:42:08 BDT
D. Jones says:
i bought this as soon as it came ou on dvd and i thaught i had been given a dud copy so i exchanged it only to find the same and i like you was dissapointed ,as it was a very funny and important part of this production, upon reading the back of the dvd case it states that some scenes have been altered or erased due to copyright. i do feel a bit cheated but as i enjoyed it so much i will still watch it over and over as i do pride and prejudice.
Posted on 19 Oct 2008 00:47:42 BDT
B. S. Stolper says:
I have watched LIA twice on ITV catch up and was going to buy the DVD when I read about 'Down Town' being cut out...I am now not so sure I want to buy an imperfect copy of the series...ITV should have got their act together with the copyright before they used the song....
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2008 23:42:28 GMT
Ms. S. R. Hornby says:
I agree I checked the DVD on tWo DVD players thinking there was something wrong with the DVD. Thankyou for the comments other wise I would of sent the DVD back.
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2008 22:52:45 GMT
J. Honey says:
ARGH.... I am so with y'all... I complained to Amazon about this, as a defective copy, and they sent me a new one, and it was the same.. I have since returned both thinking there was a problem, and now here on this thread I see that its a copyright fault with ITV..
Well I am going to complain to ITV about this also... I too felt cheated when I found the scene missing, as its such a great scene and also firmly draws the distinction between the future and the past in the show...
Very disappointed... I reserved my copy coz I loved the show so much, and now I feel not only cheated, but knowing that everytime I watch I have to be reminded that the great scene was cut becoz the fatcats couldnt get their act together..
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Nov 2008 16:45:53 GMT
I am glad for this line of discussion as I too was going to purchase this DVD, but now I don't think I'll bother. Luckily, I have all the episodes taped onto my V+ box, so I think I'll just record it from there instead!
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2008 12:43:34 GMT
Simon Edwards says:
BBC do amazing productions on television, however due to a lot of fuss about copyright and everything, they do have to leave scenes out that are very important. A lot of BBC DVDs have this problem - including Only Fools And Horses, were ten minutes of the beginning of a scene was taken out and all of a sudden you are brought into the middle of a conversation. It is a pain, but as there is no other way to repeatly watch the programme other then DVD, it is something I have learned to live with.
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2008 11:01:35 GMT
Mrs. Julie Cowe says:
Frustrating! I just received my second DVD as I returned the first due to the missing "Downtown" scene - it was my favourite part! Now to read it was copyright issue - well that just bites.
Posted on 21 Nov 2008 17:43:13 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Nov 2008 20:10:50 GMT
Mike Stokes says:
I won't be getting it unless the crucial scene is reinstated and neither should you. Lets hit the BBC where it hurts - in the pocket.