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1.0 out of 5 stars Some of these adaptations are older than I am (and I'm no longer in my 20s), 5 Aug. 2007
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This review is from: The Jane Austen BBC Collection : Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility / Mansfield Park / Northanger Abbey / Emma / Persuasion (9 Disc Box Set) [DVD] (DVD)
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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Initial post: 8 Apr 2008 14:52:28 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Apr 2008 14:52:57 BDT
So, just because it is old, it is no good, is that right? What complete myopic nonsense! Never mind, I'm sure the 3D version will be out soon to keep you interested long enough to get past the titles!

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2010 18:28:54 GMT
Eric M. Port says:
No she said that the quality (sound, colour) is poor and the style of acting and camera work "different." Old does have its positive and negatives. She considers the old acting and camera work poor than modern. That is a valid opinoin. And the quality of sound and colour can certainly be a drawback to old films. If she had just said "I don't like old movies," then maybe we can give her the broadside...agree?

Posted on 9 Sep 2011 14:23:51 BDT
Mary Kruger says:
Happily, the returns policy has become much more lenient in the meanwhile!
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