Pride and Prejudice (Restored Edition)
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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE has taken its place as one of the greatest television productions of all time. The landmark adaptation from A&E and the BBC captured the hearts of millions by seamlessly translating the wit, romance, and intelligence of Jane Austen s classic novel to the screen.
With a masterful script, deft direction, and star-making performances from Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE transports viewers to Georgian England, where affairs of the heart are an exquisite game, and marriage the ultimate prize. But Elizabeth Bennet spirited, independent, and one of five unmarried sisters is determined to play by her own rules and wed for love, not money or privilege. Will her romantic sparring with the mysterious and arrogant Darcy end in misfortune--or will love s true nature prevail?
Now beautifully remastered for the ultimate in picture and sound quality, relive the timeless classic PRIDE & PREJUDICE on 2 DVDs.
-Completely Digitally Remastered for the Ultimate in Picture and Sound Quality
-Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation
-Featurettes Lasting Impressions, An Impromptu Walkabout with Adrian Lukis and Lucy Briers, Turning Point, Uncovering the Technical Restoration Process
Anamorphic widescreen presentation
Featurettes; Lasting Impressions, An Impromptu Walkabout with Adrian Lukis and Lucy Briers; Turning Point; Uncovering the Technical Restoration Process
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Top Customer Reviews
And no advertising at the beginning - put it in and it starts.
I think they did a fantastic job restoring this, and this version has addressed the earlier complaints of the yellow or washed out color palate. I have also not noticed the deletion of any scenes from the original on video when it was first released. This is definately the version the collectors to keep.
FOR SOME REASONE AMAZON IS ATTACHING THE REVIEWS FOR THE 2001 DVD EDITION. THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE NEWLY RESTORED VERSION OF APRIL 2010.
This Keepsake Edition is pretty much the same as the above version except it has four more featurettes, which are cool and different packaging. The picture quality isn't improved over the previous version, it's the same quality. The one downer is the previous version defaults to the menu right away, while with the Keepsake version one has to watch a bunch of theatrical movie trailers before they can even get to the menu. This is a pain if one wants to watch the movie right away.
The four additional featurettes are cool and have a few short interviews with some of the cast like the actresses who played Jane Bennet, Susannah Harker and Polly Maberly, who played Kitty Bennet, that weren't interviewed in the featurettes of the previous BBC version.
I wish that they would have interviewed Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, both who were well cast and brilliant in their roles as Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet, but alas not to be with this Keepsake edition!
If you don't care about featurettes and have the previous BBC version your money would be wasted on this even at the excellent deal of under $14.00, which only a week ago was slightly under $15.00. However, if you love featurettes and don't mind wading through the trailers first before you get to the menu then this isn't a bad deal. You can keep the Keepsake for the more comprehensive featurettes and give away the prior edition or keep both, the prior for times when you want to go right to the menu.
The Restored Edition has additional behind-the-scenes. The changes in audio and video quality are very subtle to an untrained eye like myself. Since this was originally aired as a mini-series, this version has also "restored" the lengthy beginning and ending credits of each and every episode. This gives someone who wants to sit down and watch the story unfold without interruption left to feel like they're watching commercials.
The Special Edition is compiled to flow like a movie without interruption. However, it does have less behind-the-scenes. Additionally, if I had not been told, I would not have thought that the graphics or audio needed to be improved upon.
If you are not interested in the additional behind the scenes and would like to watch it as a movie, go with the Special Edition
If you prefer to have the additional behind-the-scenes or want to see the minor changes in audio and video quality and do not mind the interruptions of the credits, go with the Restored Edition.
The disks have the movie/show split up into 6 episodes, rather than playing as one continuous movie, and all start with the theme song and credits. You can also pick specific scenes.
I had a version before that blended all the episodes into one movie, which I think I preferred, but this works well too. The episodes are cut in good places so it doesn't feel strange to watch in segments, as I expected.
The show itself is done very well. I think they did an excellent job at choosing perfect actors and actresses for the characters. Also great costume designs, and encompasses a lot of things the book included.