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A Listmania! list by E.M.C.L. "Elsha" (Canada)
The Elizabeth Gaskell Collection (Wives & Daughters / Cranford / North & South)
1.  The Elizabeth Gaskell Collection (Wives & Daughters / Cranford / North & South) DVD ~ Various
The list author says:
  "Wonderful collection of movies based on books by Elizabeth Gaskell. My favorite is North and South but they are all well worth watching."
CDN$ 48.99   Used & New from: CDN$ 45.50
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Pride and Prejudice (Restored Edition)
2.  Pride and Prejudice (Restored Edition) DVD ~ Colin Firth
The list author says:
  "A classic that must be watched, much better than the more recent verson with Keira Knightley."
CDN$ 77.90   Used & New from: CDN$ 9.60
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (857 customer reviews)

Our Mutual Friend
3.  Our Mutual Friend DVD ~ Various
The list author says:
  "One of my favorite of Dickens. Acting is excellent, can't say anymore except watch it!"
CDN$ 15.55   Used & New from: CDN$ 7.83
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

4.  Emma DVD ~ Romola Garai
The list author says:
  "Excellent version of Emma. Michael Gambon as her father is a particular joy."
CDN$ 24.49   Used & New from: CDN$ 20.98
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Martin Chuzzlewit
5.  Martin Chuzzlewit DVD ~ Various
The list author says:
  "The funniest Dickens movie I have ever seen. The character of Pecksniff is especially delightful."
CDN$ 15.72   Used & New from: CDN$ 9.98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Bleak House Special Edition
6.  Bleak House Special Edition DVD ~ Various
The list author says:
  "The best version of Bleak House that I have seen. Despite being a sad story it is incredibly gripping with amazing actors especially Gillian Anderson."
CDN$ 40.33   Used & New from: CDN$ 21.55
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

The Barchester Chronicles
7.  The Barchester Chronicles DVD ~ Alan Rickman
The list author says:
  "Despite being made in the 80's, and so having that slightly stodgy feel to it, Barchester Chronicles is a joy to watch especially Alan Rickman as the odious Mr. Slope."
CDN$ 27.99   Used & New from: CDN$ 16.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Sherlock: The Complete First Season
8.  Sherlock: The Complete First Season DVD ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
The list author says:
  "I was doubtful when I first heard of this, modern Sherlock?, but my doubts have been put at rest. Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock. Better than other versions which are set in the correct time period."
CDN$ 24.99   Used & New from: CDN$ 15.34
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)

Sense and Sensibility and Miss Austen Regrets (2007)
9.  Sense and Sensibility and Miss Austen Regrets (2007) DVD ~ Various
The list author says:
  "I hesitate to include this one over the shorter Emma Thompson version but this has the benefit of showing more of the book. The actors are great as always."
CDN$ 34.99   Used & New from: CDN$ 18.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Jeeves & Wooster: The Complete Series
10.  Jeeves & Wooster: The Complete Series 
The list author says:
  "Fun and hilarity for all ages. Any fans of Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry should also check out "A Bit of Fry and Laurie"."
CDN$ 133.55   Used & New from: CDN$ 65.31
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

Fawlty Towers Remastered: Special Edition
11.  Fawlty Towers Remastered: Special Edition DVD ~ John Cleese
The list author says:
  "Hilarious. John Cleese is one of the great comedians."
CDN$ 29.99   Used & New from: CDN$ 21.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (218 customer reviews)

Black Adder: Remastered - The Ultimate Edition
12.  Black Adder: Remastered - The Ultimate Edition 
The list author says:
  "Rowan Atkinson is particularly funny with his biting sarcastic wit. Best seasons are the Georgian and the one set in World War I."
CDN$ 42.49   Used & New from: CDN$ 24.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

Agatha Christie's Marple: Geraldine McEwan Collection
13.  Agatha Christie's Marple: Geraldine McEwan Collection DVD ~ Geraldine McEwan
The list author says:
  "I don't know if this quite counts as BBC but it's an entire British cast so I will add it. This is the best Marple series I have ever watched Geraldine McEwan blows any other Marple out of the water."
CDN$ 66.99   Used & New from: CDN$ 53.04
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Middlemarch (Sous-titres franais)
14.  Middlemarch (Sous-titres franais) DVD ~ Rufus Sewell
The list author says:
  "Rather depressing at parts but the great characters have wonderful depth which I find nothing short of amazing considering the large cast."
CDN$ 10.99   Used & New from: CDN$ 7.98
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Jane Eyre
15.  Jane Eyre DVD ~ Zelah Clarke
The list author says:
  "Despite all the new versions of Jane Eyre this is still the best one. Nobody can beat Timothy Dalton and Zelah Clarke for chemistry."
CDN$ 8.42   Used & New from: CDN$ 8.41
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

16.  Persuasion DVD ~ Sally Hawkins
The list author says:
  "Trying to make this shorter they stirred up the plot a bit but it's still a great version of this classic love story."
CDN$ 49.89   Used & New from: CDN$ 31.82
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Masterpiece: Northanger Abbey
17.  Masterpiece: Northanger Abbey DVD ~ Geraldine James
The list author says:
  "Definitely the strangest of Jane Austen's books but this newer version makes it very enjoyable."
CDN$ 18.49   Used & New from: CDN$ 14.99
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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E.M.C.L. "Elsha" (Canada)
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Last updated: 28/10/11
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