Pride and Prejudice (Mini-Series)

Starring Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle
Directed by Simon Langton

A&E Home Video | April 27, 2010 | DVD

Pride and Prejudice (Mini-Series) is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
From Jane Austen's classic novel about the morals and mores of the class system in Georgian England. The intelligent and spirited Elizabeth Bennet is one of five daughters -- which, during that era, meant trouble: because women cannot inherit, upon her father's death her family's home will become the property of their nearest male relative. Only marriage, preferably to someone wealthy, can ensure her security. But the proud young lady instantly takes offense when Mr. Darcy, a promising newcomer in town, doesn't seem quite admiring enough, and she spurns his advances. Slowly and painfully, Elizabeth realizes her error, but not before it seems she has lost Mr. Darcy forever.

Video Release: April 27, 2010

Runtime: 323

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: A&E Home Video

UPC: 733961206739

Found in: British, General, Romance

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Mini ever! I just recently bought this mini series and I can't stop watching it. It's my favorite book of all time yes, and the mini series sticks to the layout of the book. The lines they say are taken right out of the book. The actors portray the characters well, and better then I've seen. Plus from smart and well said line to wet shirts... it's the best mini series ever created of a classic and well loved book.
Date published: 2011-12-04

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Pride and Prejudice (Mini-Series)

Starring Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle
Directed by Simon Langton

Video Release: April 27, 2010

Runtime: 323

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: A&E Home Video

UPC: 733961206739


Edition Description
  • Color
  • Runtime: 323 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English

Synopsis

From Jane Austen's classic novel about the morals and mores of the class system in Georgian England. The intelligent and spirited Elizabeth Bennet is one of five daughters -- which, during that era, meant trouble: because women cannot inherit, upon her father's death her family's home will become the property of their nearest male relative. Only marriage, preferably to someone wealthy, can ensure her security. But the proud young lady instantly takes offense when Mr. Darcy, a promising newcomer in town, doesn't seem quite admiring enough, and she spurns his advances. Slowly and painfully, Elizabeth realizes her error, but not before it seems she has lost Mr. Darcy forever.

Notes

Developed for television in association with Chestermead Ltd. Broadcast originally in the USA on A&E, the Arts & Entertainment Network, January 14, 15 & 16, 1996. Also available on video in Canada. Additional cast: Polly Maberly (Kitty Bennet); Lucy Briers (Mary Bennet); and Lucy Scott (Charlotte Lucas). Additional credits: Julie Scott (associate producer); Paul Brodrick (production manager); Roger Pearce (camera operator); Alf Pamplin (Steadicam); Pip Short (assistant director); Jane Gibson (choreographer); Rupert Scrivener (dubbing mixer); Graham Brown (visual effects designer). Actor Colin Firth was born in Hampshire, England in 1961. His father was a history teacher and as a teenager he spent one year in the States. Firth joined the National Youth Theatre in London at 18, then studied at the Drama Centre for three years. He left before graduation to join the West End production of Julian Mitchell's "Another Country." Firth had a role in "Circle of Friends," a 1995 theatrical release. Released to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the novel's writing. Copyright BBC 1995.
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