POLDARK: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
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Two families become rivals in Series one and continue the same through episodes (called parts on the DVD) filled with suspense, ambition, swashbuckling action, romance, humor, heroics, historical drama, betrayal, and just about any other element of passion and emotion possible by bickering families. A saga you will enjoy, and don't overlook Series One, now discounted to a very affordable value.
Series 1 & 2 is 32 parts, each almost an hour, all WITH SUBTITLES, and remarkably fine given the fact it was originally aired in 1977. BBC excellence. The second half also provides a different look at Jane Wymark (playing Morwenna) who is known for her role as Joyce Barnaby in "Midsomer Murders." She is good. Morwenna meets Drake (Kevin McNally-"Pirates of the Caribbean") & Judy Geeson is Caroline. Accolades could go on forever for cast and the story. Minimal musical background make "Poldark" seem something of a stage presentation with outlandishly sophisticated sets.
Also, given the cost, it would have been more acceptable and less predatory had the American reproduction been digitized. While the scenery and the cast of English actors are wonderful, the color, sound and overall quality of the tape leave a great deal to be desired. The discs should have been re-mastered.
Hopefully,the producers and distributors of these series will step up to the plate in the future and deliver the full story instead of just a chopped off version. A sense of pride in your workmanship and some integrity would have been appreciated.
I was delighted to find recently that the entire two-year series was available on DVD. This after having also discovering that through Amazon I could amass all twelve novels, which go into great detail about the life in late 18th and early 19th Century Cornwall.
Robin Ellis plays Ross Poldark, a British army captain returning in defeat from the American War, in a darkly-handsome way, exhibiting both great charm and deep uneasiness as his fortunes rise and fall. Angharad Rees as Demelza, his street waif-turned-Mistress of the House, has to be one of the most charming roles produced by the BBC in that era of television experimentation. The rest of the cast was chosen with great care, and all fulfill their roles with excellence.
If you are a fan of period British film and TV, I urge you not to miss the "Poldark" series.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
so disappointed. I didn't know there were two different Poldark series. this is the 'old one', and I wanted the new version. so sad.Published 1 month ago by Norma Alexander
I like it better than the newer production. Angharad Rees, Demelza, makes this series far more than she is given credit for over the years.Published 1 month ago by AO
Poldark is a character that is often difficult watching as the rules of the State, if you will, are so stacked against people like him, who actually do good. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I watched this when it aired in the 70's. Can't wait to watch it again!Published 1 month ago by Grandma
It is wonderful! I enjoyed it back in the 1970's and it's just as good today!
I like the new Poldark too, but there is something about the 'original'!
I first viewed this well thought out series back in the early 1970s I then looked forward to a segment each week, back then you could not buy either VHS or DVDs and only hoped to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer