I've been reading in a lot of reviews that the sound and color quality of the DVD release of this movie is pretty bad. Does this apply just to the 2001 "Special Edition" release, or to both that and the 10th anniversery edition from 2006? Is one better than the other in that respect?
Just got the Blu-ray. It's breathtakingly beautiful. Not true HD, I don't think, because it wasn't filmed that way as far as I know, but still very, very good. Why Amazon has to lump all the reviews together is beyond me. What part of BLU-RAY do they not understand???
I couldn't believe the blu ray. I had all the colors & patterns in the dresses wrong, and sometimes even the walls. I've watched it many times, which is good, because I didn't even follow the movie because I was lost in the details. I think the blu ray version of P&P shows the sharpest improvements of any blu ray remake I have bought.
The blu-ray is most certainly true HD. Note: anything "filmed" (whether now or in 1939) is already better than 1080p resolution; it only needs the proper transfer (which no one would make blu-ray without doing correctly).
Which one is the one Amazon is currently delivering? Because the '10th anniversary' (good 2006) is showing as out of stock, and the 'Special Edition' (bad 2001, the one this post is attached to) is in stock. Did A&E let the good transfer go out of print and kept printing the crappy 2001 one, or will I actually get the 2006 transfer if I order this? Or is the only way to get a good transfer, if you don't have blueray, to dig up a used copy of the 2006 collector' edition?
The newest one, the restored edition, is the one dated 2010. I don't have HD or blueray, but this DVD is the best visually. Do NOT get the anniversary edition or the special edition; they are the washed out ones, really bad.
Is your blu-ray from 2008 or 2009? Is the 2008 a UK edition? I just bought the 2009 blu-ray and have not opened yet. Someone mentioned that some scenes were cut - I understood that it happened in the 2009 edition. I hope you or someone else can give me an answer to this question.
Thanks Margo. I also have the DVD restored edition released in April 2010. I am debating if I should keep this one or the 2009 bluray I also bought. You can see I am a little crazy, but I have every USA release of Pride and Prejudice. Thanks again.
William, I have yet to open my bluray copy of P and P. I have watched the 2010 restored edition and it is wonderful. I can't believe that the colors can be any better; however, I will let you know my impressions as soon as I watch the bluray edition. The bluray I have is the one released in 2009.
Amazon should make it clear when presenting the reviews that many of them refer to the older, washed-out version. Posting the old reviews for the old DVD collection is very confusing. I'm tempted to purchase my copy of the new, restored version from another vendor--out of protest for Amazon's lax approach to this issue.
If you sifted through all 1,800 of the posts you'd see there are a lot of us who feel the same way. Why don't we email or call customer service and tell them how we feel?! The "Special Edition" is horrid.
I'm so glad I took the time to read this thread. I have the "Special Edition" and was considering purchasing the remastered one but wasn't sure if it was actually better or worth it. Glad to see that I should see a big difference.