Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

DVD - 1995
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Poor Mr. Bennet, his five daughters have all reached the age where forming a suitable attachment is the business of the day. Mrs. Bennet lacks subtlety and openly seeks matches for her girls. Two wealthy young men come up from London to a rented country house. They find the locals simple and recoil from Mrs. Bennet's blunt manner. Still, Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingly can't help noticing that the two older Bennet girls have much in the way of sense and beauty to attract. A troop of soldiers have come to town as well and the younger Miss Bennet's are basking in their attentions, unsuitable as they may be. Mr. Bennet hides away in his den, ignoring the drama of his household harem while all goes very wrong. The girls cannot afford to marry for love because, without a male heir, they and their mother will all be turned out of their home when Mr. Bennet dies.
Publisher: [London?] : British Broadcasting Corp., c1995, 2001.
Edition: Special ed.
ISBN: 9780767038263
0767038266
9780767038270
0767038274
9780767038287
0767038282
Branch Call Number: DVD Fic Prid TV 1995
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (300 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.

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sofa2001
Jul 29, 2017

A faithful adaptation of the novel. Better than the Keira Knightley film.

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prooftime
Jan 09, 2016

I enjoy the feeling I get when I view this romantic and fairy tale like yet, authentic and wonderfully made movie of (British) Men & Women , who are Rich or Poor. I watch this very well made DVD, several times a year, every year for a long time now. Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle are excellent. I enjoy the whole cast. I like waiting on this movie from the Library. Thank you CPL.

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Violet_Cat_1034
Sep 09, 2015

Amazing movie! Really long, but totally worth it. Don't waste your time with the Pride and Prejudice with Knightly. Doesn't give it justice. The only criticism I would have would be that their chests are revealed. I get that that is the time period that that happens, but really, its showy. But otherwise- Super good.

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mary_huang
Apr 25, 2015

One of my favourite BBC series while living in London.

Colin Firth is the best Mr. Darcy hands down.

Chapel_Hill_SarahW Oct 29, 2014

One of my all time favorite movies. It's long, but oh so enjoyable! This is the movie that has made Colin Firth the drool-worthiness that he is. Great production by Andrew Davies who has written many period pieces as well as the British version of House of Cards.

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Mmc0119
Oct 21, 2013

Always a classic, perfect for those grey days in.

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barbaroon
Aug 12, 2013

I vote two thumbs up for this fabulous adaptation of Jane Austen. It reproduces Austen's 19th century setting perfectly and can be watched over and over. The recent Keira Knightly version takes far too many "Hollywood" liberties and has characters acting completely contrary to the social norms of the time, there is no way it could be considered authentic and it made me squirm half the time.

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lacegarden
Feb 25, 2013

This is by far the best film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Sceenwriter Andrew Davies wisely left most of the dialog to Austen.

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Monolith
Jan 13, 2013

One of my favorite BBC miniseries period dramas (next to "Bleak House"). The locations, the lighting/photography, the score... Firth and Ehle were wonderful. Beautifully put together top to bottom. FIVE STARS.

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AKesek
Dec 19, 2012

I was really excited to watch this as I've heard good reviews and I love the book. But I found it incredibly boring and I really could not get into it. I didn't even finish watching it. Maybe I love the most recent version too much. The only character I found fit the role was Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. Everyone else was over the top and corny.

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Monolith
Jan 13, 2013

Mrs. Gardiner (to Elizabeth Bennet, after the coach finally approaches a glimpse of Darcy's breathtaking mansion): "I think one would be willing to put up with a good deal to be Mistress of Pemberley..."

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Janice21383
Mar 09, 2012

You have delighted us long enough. Give the other young ladies time to exhibit.

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heartofoak
Jan 27, 2012

- Mr Wickham, that half the town was mad in love with....A very demon from hell sent to ruin us!
- I have heard he's run up debts with every reputable tradesman in the town.
-Oh, sister!
- I have heard tales of gaming debts!
- Oh, sister!
- Of drunken routs, in which more things were broken than heads and furniture, sister!
- Oh, sister, stop!
- Debauches, intrigues, seductions! They say there's hardly a tradesman in the town whose daughters were not meddled with!

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lred
Jan 15, 2012

lred thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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