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Jane Austen: The Complete Collection
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Jane Austen: The Complete Collection (Repackaged/DVD)
Lovingly remastered BBC original productions of six of Jane Austen's finest novels - Sense & Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice and Northanger Abbey . These classic romances of the 18th century spring vividly to life on the screen. Full of wit and charm, with an equal amount of humor and drama.]]>
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In conclusion, though they're not top notch quality in some aspects, I have found myself watching them many times and just letting them play in the background for a restful atmosphere.😊
The 1995 P&P film, (with Jennifer Ehle & Colin Firth) deserves special mention because it is so very well liked by most everyone, even the professional movie critics!
ITV has produced later television versions which if nothing else at least have higher production values. Three of these are available in an ITV boxset (Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey). A forth from ITV (Persuasion) was released separately. All of these are very good, but I think not quite up to those in this BBC set. Yet a fifth (Pride and Prejudice) was a still later ITV television release. However the title is _Lost In Austen_ and (unlike the other four) it is greatly altered by being reset into modern times! The Hattie Morahan Sense and Sensitivity (latest BBC) might then make for a complete set for those requiring modern interpretations of Austen's classics. Note: The ITV Emma was produced earlier than their others (1997). And there was a recent Romola Garai version in 2009 (BBC).
But this set is the easy way to get all the titles and many consider them the best! And I would recommend the Republic of Pemberley forum for all things Jane Austen.
Lost in Austen2009,*late_itv,GemmaArteton>Elizabeth
Emma1972,bbc,Doran Godwin> Emma
Title+Year of Release, TV or Film, Star>Star's Role
bbc=BBC TV series, included in this BBC DVD boxset
itv= ITV TV series,included in the ITV DVD boxset
film=Theater film release.NOT in ITV nor BBC boxset
*early_bbc=BBC TV series,predates NOT in BBC boxset
*late_bbc=BBC TV series,postdates NOT in BBC boxset
*film&bbc=Both Movie & BBC series,NOT in BBC boxset
*late_itv=ITV TV series,postdates NOT in ITV boxset
My suggestion for anyone considering buying this collection is that you MUST BE deeply appreciative of the Jane Austen stories not to be let down by the limited production.