This version of War and Peace is undoubtedly the best. Although Audrey Hepburn and Henry Fonda are great in the mid 50's version, the stars in this miniseries are excellent. I have seen the one made in the 50's, the Russian version, and this one, and this one is by far superior to the others.
It is very long, but is very faithful to the book. It includes all the characters' thoughts and philosophies, and includes the many human relationships intertwined in the film.
It is true, however, that it lacks music and scenery, although the inside shots of the houses are splendid. But this is very well, because it makes it much more realistic. The acting is superb, the sets are real and lovely, and I would highly recommend this epic.