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They're Very Good for Being so Old.
I would have given it four stars, but the Pride and Prejudice one was so awful, it brought down the general rating. I like the Persuasion in this set much better than the other two Persuasion adaptations. Sense and Sensibility is also pretty good. I think they did very well with Northanger Abbey - almost as good as the new one. Of course, the new one ahs a much better looking Henry Tilney! Mansfield Park in this collection is also good enough to compete with the new version and has the added benefit of a more accurate interpretation of the character Fanny. Emma was also done very well, so I think this is a good collection to have. I enjoy watching all of these (except P&P) over and over again.
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Posted October 1, 2010
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It's actually pretty good.
Seriously. They are very long, though, and the acting isn't as inspiring as the newer versions. Unless you're a die-hard Jane Austen fan, I wouldn't recommend these versions. If you are, you will be impressed by Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and Northanger Abbey especially. The only thing I didn't like in NA was the unattractive Henry Tilney; still, the movie was very enjoyable. Sense and Sensibility was good, though not comparable to the 1995 Emma Thompson version. With so many good versions of Emma out there, this one hardly stands a chance. Still, it is very accurate and enjoyable. Pride and Prejudice had a pretty good cast, good costume, attractive Mr. Darcy, but a poor excuse for Elizabeth Bennet. The actress didn't seem to understand her own character's wit, and it shows. Mr. Bennet was also somewhat awkward and completely unlike what I think anyone imagines him as. I recommend P&P 1995 with Colin Firth (best version ever!) wirtten by the talented Andrew Davies.
These movies are not only very accurate to the books, but also enjoyable to Jane Austen fans. Still, I recommend that you watch at least one of them before buying the entire collection; you might find it doesn't suit your tastes.
However, I have included my favorite Jane Austen adaptations - I definately recommend those if you haven't seen them. They are enjoyable whether you've read the books or not.
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Posted June 9, 2011
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