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Austen Country (2002)

Delta Entertainment  |  NR |  DVD
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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  • Directors: Delta Entertainment
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Delta Entertainment Corporation
  • DVD Release Date: March 4, 2003
  • Run Time: 55 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00008K77X
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #387,116 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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"clear, informative and thorough as they explore the literary legacy of Britain's most famous female novelist..." -- Wade Major, Box Office Magazine,

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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful
This is a great Jane Austen documentary, that delves deeper into Austen's life; Informative and educational, as well as interesting, narrarated by a man with a fun British accent!
This DVD tours the countryside, showing places and things having to do with Jane and her life. It offers some insight into Jane's views on things, what society and life was like for her at that time, and where she would have vacationed, what she would have done, etc.
I enjoyed this very much, and I'm sure you will too! Highly recommended to any fan of Jane Austen!!
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very British, Very Boring March 13, 2007
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While there is a wealth of facts and items of interest presented here they are given in such a dry manner as to cause one's mind to wander. In particular, the narrator has all the charm and charisma of Miss Austen's least desirable male characters -- I would prefer a Mr. Collins sermon to this dull and droning creature!

Perhaps A&E, the BBC or another organization will take the content of this well intentioned but compromised shoestring production and do something that engages and entertains while it educates.

Jane Austen deserves better.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Semi-Yawn... September 8, 2007
The video was fairly informative but the narrator had a tendancy to stray. There were a few too many shots of flowers as well.
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3.0 out of 5 stars An okay documentary... September 30, 2007
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It is an hour long tour of all that is Austen. Where she was born, various places that she lived and then where she died. The in-between places consist of her life with her family, and all about her family.
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