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Elizabeth R


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  • Format: Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: Jan. 25 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003WEAVZK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,552 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Nov. 24 2001
Format: DVD
I'm English and I can vaguely remember this series on the BBC when I was a child. I've heard about it, how popular it was at the time, how it was shown all over Europe and made a star out of Glenda Jackson. I have an interest in the period and a fascination with Elizabeth I, who remains one of the best remembered and admired of all English rulers in England's long history. So, I bought this DVD, although no-one seemilingly can tell me why this is available on DVD and VHS in the USA but only on VHS in England!
It was well worth importing. True, the limitations of 1970's BBC production values do irratate a bit at times, but the quality of the drama - the supremely intelligent dialogue, and above all Jackson's acting really make you forget this after a short time. The reason is of course is that this belongs to a tradition that we're not so used to seeing today - the theatrical. For this is a theatre production with a camera instead of a live audience, where the dialogue, and above all the acting are made to shine and where the background is essentially irrelevent. The costumes are, however, superlative.
I really can't praise this drama enough, it's completely spellbinding. The historical accuracy is excellent, but above anything else it's Glenda Jackson's performance which is the real standout here, and moreover once you read the historical accounts you realise how astonishingly accurate Jackson's performance is - she simply *is* Elizabeth. You cannot take your eyes off her when she's onscreen - her expression of face, eyes, her voice, they all convey a myriad of things all at once.
This really is essential viewing, not only as a marvellous drama but for Jackson's extraordinary portrait of this most extraordinary woman.
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By Frank Hennessey on June 24 2014
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I saw this series many years ago. Glenda Jackson is excellent. I saw her interviewed many years ago and she
said she could play Elizabeth for the rest of her life and never be bored as she was such an interesting character in history. Glenda Jackson also gives an interview at the end of the series which is so very interesting.
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By Debra Yundt on May 26 2014
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Excellent writing and excellent acting characterize Elizabeth R. How wonderful to see this again after so many years. The series has held up well and does not seem dated. Glenda Jackson perfectly captures the strength, wisdom and vulnerability of the Virgin Queen. I highly recommend it especially for those who have not had the opportunity of seeing Ms Jackson's amazing interpretation of Elizabeth I.
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Glenda Jackson is such a wonderful actress this is probaly one of her best performances. The series still racks up tops against new versions of elizabeths life.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth Hand on Dec 28 2004
Format: DVD
OK, let's take a look at what we have: a nine-hour miniseries about an English Queen who's been dead for 400 years. A bit of a bore? Not at all! Glenda Jackson interprets and plays this woman extremely well, as an extremely capable and witty leader of a country that, 400 years ago, was far from stable. She turns what could have been a VERY dull miniseries into a story that will keep you watching, DVD after DVD. Her acting is quite creative and impressed me very much. Whoever was in charge of the costumes and the set also did a terrific job.
Another plus about this set is that it includes the A&E Biography, which is excellent, and will provide some helpful background information before you watch the miniseries itself. Before I watched these DVDs, I had no idea who Elizabeth was. Now I want to watch them again and I'm looking for biographies. This series is definitely worth every penny.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lawyeraau TOP 100 REVIEWER on Dec 12 2006
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This Masterpiece Theatre, six play series of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England is magnificent. Written by six different playwrights, they are uniformly excellent. Glenda Jackson reigns supreme in the role of Elizabeth I.

While the production values are not high, that is because these plays were part of a televised series for which there were budgetary constraints. The shift from indoor sets to outdoor scenes is awkward, as it entails a switch from tape to film. The stage makeup is noticeable, as the lighting is harsh and glaring. Although the sets are a stark and dreary backdrop, the costumes are sumptuous and gorgeous. More important, the acting is, at all times, superlative.

Elizabeth I is played to perfection by Glenda Jackson. She has set the standard by which all others who seek to reprise this role will be judged, and she is the linchpin around which the entire six play series revolves. She begins the series playing Elizabeth as the young woman who would be queen, waiting upon the whims of her sister, the Queen Mary, and trying to survive the political intrigues and plots which surround her and threaten her very existence. The threat dissipates upon Mary's death, though it never disappears, and she becomes Queen of her beloved England.

As the series progresses, one sees her mature and resist the overtures and attentions of would be husbands, preferring, instead, to be married to England. One sees the development of her political and diplomatic acumen, as she sublimates her personal desires to become the greatest monarch, male or female, England has ever known, The Virgin Queen.

Each one of the plays has its own unique story to tell about Elizabeth and is a first rate drama that segues seamlessly into the next. The supporting cast is superb.
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