Jane Eyre - Digitally Remastered 2009 NR CC

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Jane Eyre, an orphan sent to Lowood school, eventually becomes a governess at Thornfield hall to a girl named Adele. But despite mysterious occurrences while there, she and Edward Rochester, owner of Thornfield and Adele's guardian, fall in love. Right when Jane is about to win the happiness she deserves, a dark secret comes to light, which needs all her courage, love, and maturity to triumph.

George C. Scott, Susannah York
1 hour 48 minutes

Jane Eyre - Digitally Remastered

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Delbert Mann
Starring George C. Scott, Susannah York
Supporting actors Ian Bannen, Jack Hawkins, Nyree Dawn Porter, Rachel Kempson, Kenneth Griffith, Peter Copley, Clive Morton, Fanny Rowe, Susan Lawe, Angharad Rees, Carl Bernard, Nan Munro, Hugh Latimer, Sheila Brownrigg, Sara Gibson, Jean Marsh, Jeremy Child, Peter Blythe
Studio TGG Direct
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Customer Reviews

The quality was so poor that I wondered what it could have looked like before it was digitally remastered.
Mary Sherwood
And, the scene where Rochester is talking to Bertha was just bad....I don't know why screenwriters feel the need to change this story.
Jane Eyre has always been one of my favorite movies and the George C. Scott version proves to be the best.
Freda A. Czech

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75 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Susan Lynn Umpleby on September 28, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This version of Jane Eyre is one of my favorites. I excitedly preordered this DVD a month ago when I found out about it. Unfortunately, I can only give this DVD two stars. That is one star better than the last "remastered" release that I reviewed...the extra star is due to the fact that THIS one is at least not missing an entire scene.

Far from being remastered as claimed this release is, if you can believe it, even worse than the other I reviewed. First, it is dark & muddy--I had to crank up the brightness on my TV up almost all the way in order to see any detail at all. Second, the picture is almost constantly filled with long scratches (sometimes right through the middle), both white & black "drop-outs," and a hair or fiber that appears at the top of the screen throughout the entire front credits. Third, the color fluctuates several times throughout the film. Fourth, in some scenes the sound is a bit scratchy.

And to top it all off the release company (VCI Entertainment), not content to lie on their packaging, had the GALL to insert "This Special Edition motion picture has been digitally restored to its present condition" before the film. There's 'truth in advertising' for you.

I can't figure out why it is so impossible to get a GOOD release of this film. But I am tired of releasing companies lying about remastering it. Don't piss on my leg and tell me its raining.
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79 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Barbara H. Victor on April 15, 2002
Format: DVD
I was so excited to see that this wonderful made-for-tv movie had been released on DVD. What a horrible shock it was to see that the print the DVD was created from was in terrible condition. Whole scenes are missing. The dialog jumps around. The screen goes completely black in the middle of a scene for a good three seconds. There are scratch lines throughout the film.
The "original" film itself I give 5 stars (from memory). The DVD -- doesn't deserve a single star. Shame on the production company for not remastering this brilliant film.
If you love Jane Eyre, these performances in this are well worth watching, but find a different copy.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 6, 2010
Format: DVD
It's hard to imagine a better gothic romance than "Jane Eyre" -- gloomy vast houses, mysterious secrets, and a brooding haunted man with a dark past. And while there have been lots of movie and TV adaptations, one of the absolute best is the 1970 TV movie starring Susannah York and George C Scott. "Jane Eyre" spends too long on Jane's school days (and not quite enough on the Thornfield days), but the two lead actors are absolutely brilliant in their roles.

Jane Eyre was an orphan, abused and neglected at a boarding school run by a tyrannical, hypocritical minister. But Jane refuses to let anyone push her down -- and many years later, Jane moves on by applying to Thornfield Hall for a governess position. She soon becomes the teacher and friend to the sprightly French girl Adele. Then she encounters her employer, Mr. Rochester, a cynical, embittered man who spends little time at Thornfield.

They are slowly drawn together into a powerful love, despite their different social stations -- and Rochester's apparent attentions to a shallow, snotty aristocrat. But strange things are happening at Thornfield -- injuries, fires, and a mysterious "danger." Jane and Rochester finally confess their feelings to each other, but their wedding is interrupted when Rochester's dark past comes to light.

The biggest problem with the 1970 adaptation of "Jane Eyre" is that it spends too long at Jane's rotten school, and not quite enough time at Thornfield -- it could have benefited from another half an hour to flesh things out slightly, and include a few more important scenes that the TV movie didn't have (like the gypsy fortuneteller). So it's a credit to everything ELSE in this movie that it's still very good.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Alejandra Vernon HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 29, 2005
Format: VHS Tape
In this lovely adaptation of "Jane Eyre", George C. Scott and Susannah York make an excellent pairing, and both have strong and attractive features without the "Hollywood handsome" look, which fits in well with the story. There is some powerful chemistry between them, and Scott just might be the best Edward Rochester on film; he followed his Oscar winning role as "Patton" with this British TV drama, which received theatrical release in Europe, but was only seen on the small screen in the US.

With tragedy upon tragedy, there is little joy and light to temper the plot, and even the love of Jane and Edward at its height is always overshadowed by the "mystery in the attic" of the dark and gloomy Thornfield castle. Of all the films in this genre, this is probably the saddest, but worth seeing for its often poetic language, and in the case of this production, the wonderful performances and fine direction by Delbert Mann. Supporting Scott and York in the cast are: Ian Bannen (St. John Rivers), Jack Hawkins (Mr. Brocklehurst), Nyree Dawn Porter (Blanche), and Jean Marsh as Mrs. Rochester.

The atmospheric score by John Williams is one of his best, and the cinematography by Paul Beeson, of marvelous landscapes in Yorkshire is beautiful (some of the locations include Dawnholme Church, Brimham Rocks, and Ripley Castle).

BUYER BEWARE: there are many versions of this film on the market, from cheap, grainy Extended Play VHS tapes to what I understand is a dreadful edit of it on DVD. Perhaps it is better to see it on the regular Standard Play VHS and steer clear of the rest; total running time is 110 minutes.
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