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Far from the Madding Crowd (2009)

Julie Christie , Peter Finch , John Schlesinger  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Julie Christie, Peter Finch, Terence Stamp, Alan Bates, Prunella Ransome
  • Directors: John Schlesinger
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Original recording remastered, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.20:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: January 27, 2009
  • Run Time: 171 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001B4VXWS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,180 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Far from the Madding Crowd" on IMDb

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  • Extended version with nearly three added minutes of international release footage not shown in North American theaters
  • Theatrical trailer

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118 of 119 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MAGNIFICENT FILM... June 9, 2002
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This is a beautifully filmed, well directed film adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel of the same name. With a luminous, pouty lipped Julie Christie in the lead role of Bathsheba Everdene, and with Alan Bates, Terence Stamp, and Peter Finch, as the men in her life, how could the movie be anything but superb?

Bathsheba Everdene (Julie Christie) inherits a large country estate. There, she proceeds to act as few women in her day would. She insists on managing the estate herself, relying on her own god given talents. Smart, hardworking, and strong willed, she captures the attention of three would be suitors. Gabriel Oak (Alan Bates), the handsome, strapping shepherd, with a penchant for animal husbandry and farming, is the one most suited for her. William Boldwood (Peter Finch), an older, wealthy, neighboring landowner, adores her and obsesses over making her his wife. Sgt. Frank Troy (Terrence Stamp), a hunky, rakish grenadier, knows opportunity when he sees it and sets about charming her, despite the fact that his heart belongs to another.

Now, why would author Thomas Hardy name the leading female character Bathsheba? Well, in Biblical times, Bathsheba made the married King David, the shepherd who slew Goliath, her love slave. So much did David desire her that he arranged to have Bathsheba's husband, Uriah, a soldier in his army, slain in battle. The film parallels that Bible story in some ways and is somewhat prophetic for Bathsheba Everdene. What happens to her, as well as to each of the three men in her life, makes for an absorbing film experience.

First class production values and wonderful performances by the entire cast, make this a film to remember.
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80 of 83 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Far from the Hollywood glitz August 2, 2000
By Edward
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Thomas Hardy has never fared particularly well with movie-goers. His name just doesn't ring that vaguely pleasant bell -- like Edna Ferber, for instance. As a result his gloomy bucolic novels have rarely been filmed. (A 1924 version of "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" was given a happy ending! Roman Polanski changed all that 55 years later with his "Tess".) Things hadn't really changed that much by 1967 when John Schlesinger released his version of the 1874 novel "Far From the Madding Crowd". The picture opened in road-show style, complete with reserved seating, an intermission, and a nearly three-hour length. To understand why it flopped, you must remember this was the year of "Bonnie and Clyde" and "The Dirty Dozen". (The Academy chose "In the Heat of the Night" Best Picture.) Even though it ends with a fatal shooting, "Far From the Madding Crowd" is about as far from Hollywood bang-bang as you can get. One would think the flower children with their back-to-the-earth sensibilities would have picked up on the pastoral beauty of "Far From the Madding Crowd", but I think it was Hardy that cooled them and caused them to run to "Cool Hand Luke". The movie was withdrawn from distribution and, a few months later, it was chopped up, re-released, and advertised with posters promising a sexual license that didn't exist. (I'm amazed they didn't re-title it "That Madding Girl!".) Now, however, the film is available intact and in letter-box format; and, because it is basically a complicated love story, it's a good movie for home viewing. Read more ›
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where is the DVD of This Film? March 17, 2007
One of the best literary adaptations on film ever made, this film of Hardy's classic features fine performances from Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Peter Finch, and the dashing Terrence Stamp. Great cinematography by Nick Roeg. An Oscar nominated score by Richard Rodney Bennett.

I don't know why a good DVD hasn't appeared of this film. So much junk is available, why is this gem being kept from the public. As far as I know, the British DVD is a bad transfer of the film.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful film adaptation of my favourite book July 21, 2001
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"Far from the Madding Crowd" has been, since childhood, my favourite novel. I can't recall how many times I've read it! And this film adaptation is one of the finest I've ever seen. I've loved it, in it's own right, since I was a child too - it's a "piece of perfection" in my opinion.
The "Hardy Country" atmosphere is so evocatively represented by Nicholas Roeg's beautiful camera work and the main character's emotional states so finely played by the leads. Julie Christie portrays Bathsheba's pride and wilfullness perfectly, and equally well conveys her desperation and humiliation at the hands of Frank Troy. And what a performance from Terence Stamp! He conveys Troy's raffish charm and hidden vulnerability expertly. Who could forget that scene where he spurns Bathsheba over the dead body of his true love, Fanny? It must be one of the most powerful scenes in literature or film. When he says to Bathsheba: "She is more to me now, dead as she is, than you ever were, or are, or could be!" My god, fancy having something like that said to you!! How devastating! Then we have the intense and tortured Farmer Boldwood - Peter Finch in one of his finest roles. And, lastly, the gorgeous Alan Bates - the absolute personification of Gabriel Oak, leapt from Hardy's page into life!
I agree with most of the comments from other lovers of this film - it is a truly underrated masterpiece.
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Poor quality
Published 2 days ago by Adriana E. Skidmore
3.0 out of 5 stars Watch & Sell
It's an OK watch one time, but not a keeper.
Published 21 days ago by Michele Alison
2.0 out of 5 stars This is a beautiful novel. Movie was very slow and a bit ...
This is a beautiful novel. Movie was very slow and a bit boring about two third in .The ending was so rushed that ruined the whole movie. Read more
Published 2 months ago by M. Madani
5.0 out of 5 stars Faboulous film
I am a fan of Thomas Hardy novels. This film version of his novel was fantastic! The casting was magnificent, with Julie Christie fully believeable in the lead as a woman... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Suzanne Sousan
5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece
Has the wonderful cinematography which does justice both to the countryside and to the actors.
The four principal actors give wonderful performances, including subtle shadings... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Theodore Kobernick
5.0 out of 5 stars Far FromThe Madding Crowd
The CD I have has different cover art, which is reproduction of the original artwork. This is a stunning, beautifully filmed adaptation of the great novel and brilliantly acted. Read more
Published 4 months ago by addison de witt
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best dramas.
Excellent performances by the cast and one of my favourite movies. Some actors are notab le by their youth. Great.
Published 4 months ago by Graeme L.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Version
Several newer versions of this classic are on the market, but this version with Alan Bates and Julie Christie is the best, in my view. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sterling Seagrave, New York Times Bestselling Author.
4.0 out of 5 stars Far from the Maddening Crowd
It was a movie with Julie Christie, a beautiful good actress from the past. Beautiful countryside; the scene with the sword (?) was breathtaking; it excited me too! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Maria Plezbert
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story but looks dated.
I think their is a newer version of this, I'd check it out before buying this one. Thats all I have to say on the matter.
Published 5 months ago by harvey hadley
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