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Pride and Prejudice (Restored Edition)

Colin Firth , Jennifer Ehle    Unrated   DVD
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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 recent 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, this version of 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


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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pride & Prejudice July 24 2006
Format:DVD
I can watch this version of Pride & Prejudice repeatedly and never get tired of it. One of the best DVD purchases I have made. It is by far and without a doubt the best version of Pride & Prejudice there is. Hours and hours of great drama and Colin Firth plays an excellent role as Darcy. In fact, the whole cast is very well suited for their roles. This is definitely a don't miss DVD and well worth the purchase.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb show - very poor quality color July 4 2006
Format:DVD
The story and production are the best I've seen. Unfortunately, Amazon is selling a DVD with very poor quality reproduction. It's not defective, just poor color. When I saw the original broadcast on PBS the color was excellent. These copies are average at best, still worth seeing though, it's THAT good.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I had to return it! March 24 2002
Format:DVD
I love this movie - it's one of my all-time favorites. I was so looking forward to owning this as my very first DVD. However, this DVD presentation is very poor. The images are washed out - the actors' faces are white with very little color and the whites of the dresses sometimes merge with the light backgrounds! And the music sounds a bit muted. There is a "Making Of..." piece included on the DVD in which they use full-screen video images where the color is normal - faces are pink, not white, and the scenery is rich. The contrast with the movie presentation is astonishing - you really see what your missing! I don't recommend you buy this DVD. I'm going to wait for another version which will hopefully have corrected color.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Poor Transfer Oct. 2 2006
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is my favourite adaptation of the novel, but it really deserves a better transfer. This 10th Anniversary Edition is a marginally better transfer than the original DVD release, but both versions look very washed out. It's difficult to understand why when the clips from the film used in the "Biography" Jane Austen documentary look great. It's a sad day when the VHS version looks better than the DVD. This new edition has some good extras, but no interviews with Jennifer Ehle or Colin Firth. Also, the packaging is not great (it's a bit difficult to get the discs out), so you'll want to think about buying new DVD cases.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars His pride, her prejudice Feb. 22 2007
By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Of all the Jane Austen movies, the 1996 miniseries "Pride and Prejudice" is arguably the best and most detailed. While remaining faithful to the original comedy of manners, the story remains steadily-paced and exceptionally acted. It's sort of a thinking-girl's romance movie.

The Bennett family is in an uproar when wealthy Mr. Bingley (Crispin Bonham-Carter) moves into the neighborhood, and Mrs. Bennett is especially happy when he takes a liking to eldest Jane (Susannah Harker). But her forthright, independent sister Lizzie (Jennifer Ehle) immediately butts heads with wealthy, aloof Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth), who scorns the rural village.

A flurry of proposals, road trips and friendships arrive, with Lizzie fending off her slimy cousin Mr. Collins, and befriending the flirty, hunky Wickham (Adrian Lukis), who claims to have been wronged by Darcy. Lizzie believes Wickham's account -- and she's in for a shock when Darcy unexpectedly proposes, and reveals what Wickham won't tell her.

And finally things take a scandalous turn when Lizzie's idiotic younger sister Lydia (Julia Sawalha) elopes with Wickham! The family is plunged into disgrace, which also wrecks any chances of marriage for the other daughters. The only one who can set things right is Darcy, who will do whatever he must to make amends to Lizzie.

It's obvious from the very first scenes -- when Lizzie jokingly comments that "a man of good fortune MUST be in want of a wife" -- that this is an adaptation that was done with love. The subplots, characters and atmosphere of "Pride and Prejudice" are all here.

The plot unfolds slowly, one piece at a time, but with several subplots that tie together as the story progresses. For a miniseries, it's actually rather spare and lacking in filler.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars KUDOS TO A&E FOR BRILLIANT HD 2009 RESTORATION! April 15 2009
Format:Blu-ray
FORGET THE PREVIOUS TRANSFERS OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (1995). THIS 2009 BLU-RAY IS A REVELATION AND PUTS THE DVD VERSIONS TO SHAME! IT HAS BEEN METICULOUSLY RESTORED AND COLOUR CORRECTED FROM THE ORIGINAL 16mm NEGATIVE AND THE RESULTS ARE STUNNING. IF YOU DO NOT YET OWN A BLU RAY PLAYER AND YOU ARE A HUGE FAN OF THIS MINISERIES, GO OUT AND BUY A PLAYER AS SOON AS YOU CAN TO PLAY THIS BLU-RAY 2 DISC SET - YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED. ENOUGH SAID.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Picture quality is Amazing! Feb. 23 2010
By Marie
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
After reading the Blu-ray reviews and being highly disappointed with my supposedly-restored DVD version of P&P, I splurged on the Blu-ray version. OH MY GOD! The picture quality is amazing! It truely is restored! Elizabeth, Darcy, the English country side and those fabulous costumes are just as vivid as I remember seeing on TV over 10 years ago! My boyfriend who has never seen P&P started watching it with me while I was on Disc 2, and after finishing that requested to watch it from the begining! An new Austen fan! The Blu-ray version is totally worth the money. Disc 2 also has a special feature detailing that until Blu-ray technology came along, they just couldn't make P&P look that great in digital. For people that don't own P&P yet, don't waste your money on the DVD version, get a Blu-ray player and truely enjoy this P&P and fall in love with Darcy and Elizabeth again!
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5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC MINI SERIES OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE! LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!
This is the best movie version of Pride & Prejudice that you will ever see! Such great acting from Colin Firth and Jennifer Eyle! Read more
Published 12 days ago by Diane Osborne
4.0 out of 5 stars Thought something else
I am a big fan of pride and prejudice , so when I read there was extra footage I bought this blueray , but there is nothing new 8( but I love this series , so just for the series I... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Monica Hercules
5.0 out of 5 stars The Original Pride and Prejudice
This is such a great movie. This is the original version, which is much longer than the newer version, but it captures so much more of the story. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Brittany
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT
Great gift for my grandma who watches it at least 1 or more a week! The picture quality is fantastic.
Published 1 month ago by Genevieve Wickenden
5.0 out of 5 stars So clear!
I can't get over how good the quality is! I highly recommend it to any Pride and Prejudice fans out there!
Published 2 months ago by Lindianajones
5.0 out of 5 stars Love love love this
It was a great price for one of the best romances ever to be written. The one that stared it all:)
Published 2 months ago by Tiffany Gilchrist
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
The Blue Ray DVD was excellent quality! It made the wonderful story even more beautiful. I enjoyed every minute of it.
Published 3 months ago by Heather
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic
You can watch this over and over which my daughter does whenever she has a sick day. Great acting, costumes and scenery
Published 4 months ago by Laurie Egerter
4.0 out of 5 stars Good price for this edition
This is my second favourite Pride and Prejudice, only because it changes some things from the book where my favourite one doesn't change things (but it does leave some stuff out... Read more
Published 6 months ago by katharos
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
There is something so enduring about this story and this BBC adaptation does a really good job of bringing to book to 'life' on the screen.
Published 7 months ago by Rebecca Schuurman
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