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Emma
     

Emma

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Director: Romola Garai, Michael Gambon, Jonny Lee Miller, Blake Ritson

Cast: Romola Garai, Michael Gambon, Jonny Lee Miller, Blake Ritson

 

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Emma Woodhouse (Romola Garai, Atonement) was born with the sun shining down on her. The radiant, privileged girl grows into a remarkable talent for matchmaking, as observed by her loving but disapproving father (Michael Gambon) and childhood friend Mr. Knightley (Jonny Lee Miller). When the decidedly less privileged Harriet Smith (Louise Dillon) arrives, Emma

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Emma Woodhouse (Romola Garai, Atonement) was born with the sun shining down on her. The radiant, privileged girl grows into a remarkable talent for matchmaking, as observed by her loving but disapproving father (Michael Gambon) and childhood friend Mr. Knightley (Jonny Lee Miller). When the decidedly less privileged Harriet Smith (Louise Dillon) arrives, Emma meddles with fate to find her a match, until her flawless intuition is called into question. Dissuaded from more matrimonial predictions, Emma nonetheless continues to cheerfully contemplate superior men, even meeting one of her own in the handsome, gleaming Frank Churchill (Rupert Evans). But after being so busy managing everyone else's heart, does Emma know her own? A fiercely funny new version of the Jane Austen novel, Emma was adapted by Sandy Welch, who adapted Jane Eyre for the BBC's 2006 production.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/25/2015
UPC:
0883929514618
Original Release:
2009
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bbc Warner
Region Code:
1
Time:
3:49:00
Sales rank:
144

Special Features

Emma's locations; Emma's costumes; Emma's music; Emma's Mr. Woodhouse-interview with Michael Gambon

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Emma
1. Chapter 1 [10:08]
2. Chapter 2 [8:36]
3. Chapter 3 [7:59]
4. Chapter 4 [10:02]
5. Chapter 5 [8:09]
6. Chapter 6 [11:32]
1. Chapter 1 [9:22]
2. Chapter 2 [8:56]
3. Chapter 3 [7:58]
4. Chapter 4 [8:38]
5. Chapter 5 [10:42]
6. Chapter 6 [11:33]
Disc #2 -- Emma
1. Chapter 1 [8:41]
2. Chapter 2 [8:40]
3. Chapter 3 [8:42]
4. Chapter 4 [11:21]
5. Chapter 5 [10:40]
6. Chapter 6 [9:00]
1. Chapter 1 [8:28]
2. Chapter 2 [11:40]
3. Chapter 3 [9:37]
4. Chapter 4 [12:18]
5. Chapter 5 [11:12]
6. Chapter 6 [5:18]

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Emma 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always have to give praise and admiration to film and production crews who take the time to adapt and film a classic novel the way it was meant to be told! I cannot count how many times I have been frustrated to see film-makers try to cram classic novels into movies lasting under two hours! I don't think it is possible to do such a thing while still staying true to the novel. That is why I LOVE this version so much. I read the novel just before watching the movie and I could actually hear the words from the page coming out the actors' mouths. Incredible! It's so refreshing to see such a thoughtful representation of a classic novel come to life with such endearing performances from the actors themselves. Romola Garai, Jonny Lee Miller and Michael Gambon were exceptional in their respectable roles! The scenery, homes, costumes and music also played a wonderful part in making this adaptation one of the best I have seen! Along with the 1995 version of Pride & Prejudice it is an absolute must for Austen enthusiasts to watch! If you've ever wanted to see one of Jane Austen's most beloved novels come to life on the screen then you must watch this version!!!!!!!!!
SushiGirlAli More than 1 year ago
Although I have always enjoyed both Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Beckinsale's film versions of this classic Jane Austen novel, I have to say that I absolutely love Romola Garai as Emma. Romola is a perfect fit for the role and she blew me away from the very first scene! Johnny Lee Miller and Michael Gambon are amazing as Mr Knightly and Mr. Woodhouse, respectively. Overall, Emma (2010) is one of the best film adapations of a Jane Austen novel to date! Buy it!
Vibsie More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this movie a lot. Great casting. True to the book. Funny, witty, good pace, well done. After watching this version of Emma, I find the Hollywood produced Gwyneth Paltrow version boring, cartoonish and very forgettable. The actors Romola Garai and Jonny Lee Miller did a fantastic job with their characters. The movie is a little bit long but highly enjoyable. I have watched it several times and still enjoy it.
Borninthewrongcentury More than 1 year ago
This film is a beautiful re-creation of Emma Woodhouse and her life and surroundings as Jane Austen imagined her. The casting is wonderful. Emma is beautiful, vivacious, and bigger than life - yet delicate and tender. Mr. Knightly is perfectly cast. He is older than Emma, yet not grandfatherly. There exists just the right amount of maturity and youth in him. Mrs. Weston obviously loves Emma as a daughter and Harriet Smith is adorably clueless. Miss Bates and Jane Fairfax truly looked related. The homes used in filming are perfectly suited for each character. It is obvious that the director and team took great pains on location. And the lighting is amazing. There is one scene when Emma gets up early, having not slept the night before feeling dreadful about hurting Miss Bates, where the first morning light is streaming into her room and framing her face. It is spectacular! But, I have to say, the BEST part of the film are the costumes! Be sure to watch the "extra" on how the clothes were selected and created. Overall, the best production of Emma I have seen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm pretty sure everyone knows the character of Emma Woodhouse and how she helps her friend Harriet Smith that leads to quite a misunderstanding. Romola Garai did a pretty good job as the title character, especially Jonny Lee Miller as Mr. Knightly. Of course same goes to Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeremy Northam in the 1996 version. Did anyone else find it funny how the actors that played Mr. Knightly and Mr. Elton both played Edmund Betram in different versions of Mansfield Park? Anyway recommend this and the 1996 version. As always read the book then see the films or vice versa.
gracenpoise More than 1 year ago
I hate to speak for Jane, but I do believe she would have been proud of this adaptation of her wonderful novel about the thoughts, values, intentions, and follies of Emma Woodhouse. Jane has a gift for bringing out the ridiculousness of human beings in her characters and this DVD set amplified this to a perfect level. The directors took some liberties with certain aspects of the novel, but none which did not add to or expand upon the key flaws and endearments of these great characters. You will love Romola Garai as the ironically naive matchmaker Emma and Jonny Lee Miller does a great job as Mr. Knightly, loving friend, neighbor, and Emma's biggest critic - ever putting Emma in her place. Watch it...love it...give it to your dear sister to watch so you can dish about it later!
annonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good version of the book reproduced to film. It is long enough to portray most of the book, but short enough to watch in an evening. After watching it on TV, we immediately purchased it and saw it again. Anyone unfamiliar with the story should know that it is a clean story that can be viewed by all. Some will notice the surface entertainment, others will see a character study. Watch as characters develop, change, realize things about themselves and others. An amusing story, in beautiful country side. The decorating of the rooms is particularly interesting. Very different from past versions of Jane Austen reproductions.
MrsPotifer More than 1 year ago
A great rendering of the book. Even where it deviates from the actual text, still well within the spirit of the book. The characters are beautifully cast.
KMarieH More than 1 year ago
Love everything about this version. 
Viva-la-Warriors More than 1 year ago
I'm not one for historical movies (I like sci-fi and fantasy) but this was an exception. It had comic relief, romance, and annoying people that we love to hate. The characters are realistic and relatable, and the situations are understandable even today. It was awesome and I would recommend it to anybody.
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Voracious_Reader81 More than 1 year ago
Out of all the Jane Austen heroines, Emma has always been the one I have never really taken to (on paper or on the screen). However, this version made me love Emma... Romola Garai's interpretation is wonderful and the cinematography and overall design of the production is utterly beautiful. I have seen earlier BBC adaptations and the Hollywood version of the mid 90s and this one just blows them out of the water.
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Orla More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie so much because it was very true to the book as most as the BBC versions of Jane Austen's books are. I felt as if I was watching the book play out before me in my own living room. The actors played their parts splendidly, and I never wondered if someone else might have played them better. The DVD offers special features that take you behind the scenes of the costumes, locations and much more for EMMA.
mgoode More than 1 year ago
This a wonderful adaptation to Jane Austin's Emma. The production quality is first rate and the casting is spot on. I first saw this version on Masterpiece Theater and purchased it on the day of it's release. Jonny Lee Miller is Mr. Knightly. Move over Gwyneth Paltrow, there is a new Emma in Romola Garai. For anyone who loves Jane Austin this is the DVD for you. It's sectioned into four hour long episodes that are perfect for lonely nights.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great adaptation of Emma, even better than the 1996 version. More things are explained, easy to follow and the characters are more developed. The only thing i would say is that Emma is a little bit more snobbish than i remember, everything else is great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended. After catching a bit of the 3-part series on TV, I felt compelled to purchase the DVD so I could enjoy the entire story. It was totally mesmerizing. The actress who plays the title role is fresh and engaging, as are the rest of the cast, especially her father (who most will recognize from his role in the Harry Potter movies). The costuming is lovely, the script adaptation retains the olde English feel yet is understandable to modern viewers, and the settings are lush and beautiful. I've long been a fan of masterpiece-theater type shows, but seldom spend money on them. I will watch this set again, and am happy to see it in my library.
Midge81 More than 1 year ago
Being a big Jane Austin fan, I have seen almost every movie adaptation of her books that has been made. There have been good movie versions of Emma, but this newest movie adaptation of Emma is by far the best so far. It is four hours long, allowing the character development and story development that is truer to the book. Also the casting is great, the scenery is beautiful, and the overall movie is a pleasure to watch. I highly recommend this movie to any Jane Austin fan, and to anyone who enjoys a good, romantic movie. Just be prepared to watch this movie in a couple of different sessions, or come prepared for a long movie night!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I saw this version of Emma on PBS I did not expect much because Emma is my least favorite Austen work. I was pleasently surprised. I found that the film stays true to the book while giving Emma a more likeable persona. The chemistry between all of the actors is amazing, and the costumes and sets are beautiful. I strongly recommend this version of Emma. It is the best I have seen.