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Jane Austen's Emma 1997 NR CC

4.5 out of 5 stars (66) IMDb 7.2/10

Emma Woodhouse has beauty, wealth, and a penchant for meddling in the love lives of others. This radiant adaptation of Jane Austen's treasured novel is from the award-winning team behind the BBC's hit Pride and Prejudice.

Starring:
Kate Beckinsale, Bernard Hepton
Runtime:
1 hour, 51 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Romance, Comedy
Director Diarmuid Lawrence
Starring Kate Beckinsale, Bernard Hepton
Supporting actors Mark Strong, Samantha Bond, James Hazeldine, Dominic Rowan, Samantha Morton, Prunella Scales, Sylvia Barter, Guy Henry, Dido Miles, Raymond Coulthard, Olivia Williams, Lucy Robinson, Peter Howell, Judith Coke, Alistair Petrie, Phoebe Welles-Cooper, Tabby Harris, Neville Phillips
Studio Acorn Media
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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By Harold Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWER on May 21, 2014
Format: DVD
Beckinsale's Emma role is debatable best. My wife's watch it 3x now. We own 3 versions, including Paltrow's Emma, and find this adaptation preferable. But we also best enjoyed that version's Mr Knightley, but Mark Strong does a good job here also. Plenty of actors to praise: Samantha Morton (`Jane Eyre' in this DVD set) is a believable Harriet; Prunella Scales is hands-down the best Miss Bates ever with her annoying fast-talk. Mr. Churchill (Raymond Coulthard) & Jane Fairfax (Olivia Williams) are so adoring they must have been the parents of `Barbie'.

Of course the story is the misadventures of Emma attempting beyond her safe capability of matchmaking. Her successes soon turn to disaster, even for her own romance. It is as much a comedy as it is romantic drama, with such lovely period costumes, scenery, and all things period pleasant. Many adaptations to watch this Jane Austen novel story do it's magic, but you'll not go wrong in this one. Our BBC 2010 mini-series Emma is twice as long, but we still find this `Emma' favorable.

SDH SUBTITLES are available.
Also available in the 5 classic DVD set:
Costume Drama Collection
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This adaptation of Emma is quite beautiful. The actors portray each character in a most interesting way, the scenery is lush and the costumes are, as always with the BBC, quite lovely. The presentation is faithful to the story, but if it had been told in a mini-series style rather than a movie with the necessary time restraint, it would have gotten five stars.

Kate Beckinsale captures the essence of Emma, her wit and her self-confidence that leads to match-making disaster, which eventually leads to her growing up and finding a love of her own. The only negative I found was the several times when, right in the middle of a scene, there would be a visualization of what was going on inside Emma's mind. I found this detracted from those scenes, kind of threw them off course for a few seconds. But, nevertheless, that is minor compared to the plusses that recommend this faithful and enjoyable adaptation.

Acorn Media has remastered this DVD, producing crisp and clear picture and sound quality. This is definitely a DVD you want to add to your collection, whether or not you are an Austenite.
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This was my favorite of all the movies based on Austen's books until I saw the longer version with Romola Garai. Beause of lenth, it had character detail this couldn't. But the writing and acting in this version is excellent. I had the video recording from the first TV airing and wore it out! Mark Strong's Knightly is my favorite interpretation of all Austen's heroes.
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EMMA, (1996) is a noteworthy British comedy/romance, a lush, all-star ITV television treatment of the beloved novel by the 19th century British author Jane Austen. And it was made in the days when ITV really knew how to make a costume drama, with spectacular onsite photography, a large cast including many supporting players and extras, lavish era-appropriate costumes, interiors, transportation and landscapes. It was seen on public TV in the United States. The production was adapted for the screen by Andrew Davies, who knows his way around Austen’s work. It comes on a single 111 minute disc, and, thank you RLJ Entertainment/Acorn, has subtitles, for it would be a shame to miss its witty dialogue. I received this as a review copy.

Emma Woodhouse, (Kate Beckinsale, UNDERWORLD), is beautiful, wealthy, thinks perhaps, a bit too well of herself—and likes to meddle in other people's lives. She has a rigid sense of the proprieties in regard to matrimony. And, unfortunately, her good intentions create unexpected results, especially where her own heart is concerned. She here plays against the romantic lead Mr. Knightley, Mark Strong, (SHERLOCK HOLMES, TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY), who more often plays villains, convincingly, too. Others in the first-rate cast include the critically-lauded Samantha Morton, (IN AMERICA, MINORITY REPORT), as Harriet Smith, Emma’s less well-born, less forceful friend: Emma’s interference in her love life nearly leaves her bereft. The universally praised Bernard Hepton, (TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, GANDHI, BARRY LYNDON), plays Emma’s patient father, Mr. Woodhouse. Prunella Scales, (FAWLTY TOWERS) plays Miss Bates; Olivia Williams, (THE SIXTH SENSE) plays Miss Fairfax.

Many versions, TV and big screen, have been made of this popular book, of course.
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Acorn Media has re-released this 1996 film adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved "Emma." This new release is now re-mastered (or at least cleaned up in so far as the picture quality is concerned) and also in wide screen format as opposed to the previous full screen format. There are, however, no additional special features or commentaries though. I would recommend repurchasing this film if it is one of your favorites because the picture quality and wide screen format does make a difference. Acorn Media should have marketed this better by articulating these changes as opposed to making the consumer investigate in order to justify buying it again. This 1996 film "Emma," by the way, is also being sold in the newly released "Costume Drama Collection" as well in which "Jane Eyre" and "The Woman in White" are being re-released with the same qualitative changes (i.e., wide screen format and re-mastered picture).
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