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Pride and Prejudice (Special Edition) [DVD] [1995]

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  • Actors: Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Alison Steadman, Julia Sawalha, Susannah Harker
  • Directors: Simon Langton
  • Format: PAL, Colour, Anamorphic, Widescreen, HiFi Sound
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 16 Mar. 2009
  • Run Time: 327 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,077 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001E454FC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,354 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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The bicentennial production of Jane Austen's novel is given the most lavish treatment yet, in this acclaimed television mini-series. Pride and Prejudice stars Jennifer Ehle (Possession) as Elizabeth Bennet, a witty and headstrong young woman in 19th century England. When she meets the standoffish Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth), they initially clash, but there may be something deeper behind their animosity. Firth (Bridget Jones' Diary) sets the standard for period film heroes with his portrayal of Mr. Darcy, a character sure to make both minds and hearts race. The classic novel of manners, society, and love includes much of Austen's rich commentary on human nature, and features extensive, gorgeous location shooting in and around historic English country homes.

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  • 'Making Of' featurettes
  • Character biographies and profiles.

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Jane Austen's classic novel of 1813, Pride and Prejudice, still wins the hearts of countless schoolgirls with its romantic story of Elizabeth Bennet and her Mr. Darcy. Now, the 1996 BBC miniseries is winning over adults, with its faithful adaptation, gorgeous scenery, and superb acting.

The essence of the story is the antagonism between Mr. Darcy, a wealthy single man who believes Elizabeth to be beneath him, and Elizabeth, who upon being insulted at a dance by the aloof Darcy refuses to associate with him in any manner. Austen evokes incredible tension with the wit and flirtation of the two characters, and director Simon Langton (who also directed Upstairs Downstairs) successfully translates the repartee and conflict in this six-hour miniseries. Dialogue, for the most part, is painstakingly replicated, except when fleshing out and smoothing for modern sensibilities was necessary. Darcy, for instance, is drawn out, giving his personality significantly more depth. The acting sweeps you away to Regency England: Jennifer Ehle (of Wilde) is convincing as the obstinate Elizabeth, who, despite her mother's attempts to marry her off, spurs the attentions of Darcy. And Colin Firth (of The English Patient) will have women everywhere longing for a Mr. Darcy of their own.

For those who have been on an Austen binge--enjoying such excellent adaptations as Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion--this miniseries will round out the ultimate Austen video library. For those new to these romantic period pieces, Pride and Prejudice will have you hooked and longing for more. One caveat, however: plan to watch it in an entire day, because very few have the self-control to not watch all six hours in a single sitting. --Jenny Brown (Amazon.com)

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This is quintessentially the best the BBC has produced for literature costume drama , The sets, the acting, the flow of the story feel rich and ooze quality, once you have watched this you will feel uplifted want to study English literature & try to write your own novel like Jane Austen. This is a highly faithful well adapted TV creation of Jane Austen's classic novel a pride and prejudice.
The two main actors Collin firth who plays Mr Darcy & Jennifer Ehle who played Elizabeth Bennet are the personification of the characters Jane Austin created adding a movie star quality to the series along with many other notable performances.
The sets, the costumes, the musical score, the story add to this magical world in literately history, arguably this is the best adaption of a pride & prejudice and Collin firths stand out role that was one of the main reasons he was cast in Bridget jones dairy as a modern day Mr Darcy.

Lovers of Jane Austin will find this a classic tale well deserved of praise both for the cast and the production values by the BBC.
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The brilliant BBC series-if you love Jane Austen you'll love this wonderful DVD. The acting, costumes, make-up, direction, music, serenary, staging, screenplay and Austens wonderful writing will make you fall in love with her books all over again, not to mention the characters and actors, especially Colin Firth walking out of the lake at Pemberley (which incedently wasn't in the book but made for great viewing), love it.
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This note refers to the blu-ray issue. It arrived today (19/8) and I watched the first three episodes back-to-back. As other reviewers have said, the re-mastering has produced an excellent picture. A bonus feature called 'HD RESTORATION PIECE' had Vince Narduzzo describing the work done, showing before and after images. I noticed that the image from the original negative was slightly larger than the print used for the dvd release, almost as if the camera had zoomed in slightly. This same effect appeared during each episode, with the result that in nearly all the shots the actors lost the tops of their heads. However, at the end of episode three I looked again at the menu and saw the option HIGH DEFINITION SET UP GUIDE. I recommend that every viewer checks this out. I found that I could adjust the picture to lessen the effect described above. I had left the picture aspect ratio on my tv set to 16:9 (as of course it should be) but by using the option Screen Fit<^>Move on the remote control the correct image appeared and,most importantly, maintained the correct ratio. I had only ever done this to adjust material shot in 4:3, and just assumed that my disc player would automatically default to the correct size. Of course, this may not apply to all tv's - mine is a seven year old Samsung 40 inch- but if you do encounter the same problem, the first thing to check is picture size.
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This will always be my favourite of any film/adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and I can think of no better way to while away a Sunday afternoon. I remember waiting impatiently for each episode each week, so I may be slightly biased. We have this to thank for Colin Firth's first foray into the wet shirt look, which he continued in Bridget Jones Diary (no complaints). The colours are bright and beautiful, the acting and the vocabulary is superb (how I wish I could come up with such witty answers as 'you have insulted me in every possible way'...but I've made a note of it and I'm now only waiting for my opportunity). Jennifer Ehle is a delight (where is she now) and it arrived quickly (although I think that may be due to Amazon Prime) nonetheless...love, love, love!!
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This film is a brilliant and dynamic adaptation of Jane Austen's P&P. Andrew Davies dreamt up a fantastic script, faithful to the plot and period, yet it is fresh and modern at the same time. I very much enjoyed the "show it rather than tell" scenes and all the extra scenes Davies came up with, like the introductory scene with Bingley & Darcy or the fencing scene telling a lot of things about their status, characters and feelings. The dramatisation of all the letters was also very enjoyable: showing events rather than the actors' having to read them endlessly without any actions. I also liked the way the Bennet girls were presented, how even the most everyday activities highlighted their characters.
I also liked the way Darcy - played superbly by Colin Firth by the way! - was given more attention than just appearing occasionally at the scene. This way we were more familiar with his character, actions and his feelings for Elizabeth. As a result the surprise element is not so significant of course, but it did not lessen the merits of the production.
Costumes, music, buildings and scenery were absolutely fantastic. They were not simply objects and background, they also disclosed a lot of useful information about the characters (e.g.: Darcy is wealthy, but has taste, lady Catherine is wealthy and pompous, Elizabeth is not very rich, but is natural and unpretentious...).
The actors were also very good, although I have to admit that I thought Jennifer Ehle miscast as Elizabeth Bennet: she seemed too experienced, too knowing for a twenty-odd something-year-old girl. At times she was simply impertinent instead of daring and she just SMIRKED instead of smiling playfully. Thus Darcy appeared a far more positive character to me right from the start despite his aloof behaviour.
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