Jane Eyre

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Overview

Charlotte Bronte's classic Victorian novel is once again put through the paces, this time by Delbert Mann, in this stodgy Masterpiece Theater style television adaptation. Susannah York is Jane Eyre, the orphan girl who secures a position as a governess to the ward of Edward Rochester (George C. Scott), lord of an English manor house called Thornfield, whose halls hide a dark and sinister secret. Jane and the moody and the tyrannical Rochester fall in love and agree to marry. But at their wedding ceremony, ...
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Overview

Charlotte Bronte's classic Victorian novel is once again put through the paces, this time by Delbert Mann, in this stodgy Masterpiece Theater style television adaptation. Susannah York is Jane Eyre, the orphan girl who secures a position as a governess to the ward of Edward Rochester (George C. Scott), lord of an English manor house called Thornfield, whose halls hide a dark and sinister secret. Jane and the moody and the tyrannical Rochester fall in love and agree to marry. But at their wedding ceremony, Rochester is revealed to have been already married. Suddenly his dark past comes crashing in on both himself and the innocent Jane.
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Special Features

Interactive menus; Original graphics; Film information; Chapters - direct scene access (go straight to your favorite scenes); Biography; Facts & trivia; Special collector's photo gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/2/2003
  • UPC: 011891983549
  • Original Release: 1971
  • Rating:

  • Source: Tgg Direct
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:50:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George C. Scott Rochester
Susannah York Jane
Ian Bannen Rev. St. John Rivers
Jack Hawkins Mr. Brocklehurst
Nyree Dawn Porter Blanche Ingram
Rachel Kempson Mrs. Fairfax
Peter Blythe Frederick Lynn
Peter Copley John
Constance Cummings Mrs. Reed
Michele Dotrice Mary Rivers
Sarah Gibson Young Jane
Kenneth Griffith Mason
Rosalyn Landor Helen Burns
Hugh Latimer Col. Dent
Jean Marsh Mrs. Rochester
Clive Morton Mr. Eshton
Nan Munro Lady Ingram
Sharon Rose Adele
Kara Wilson Diana Rivers
Technical Credits
Delbert Mann Director
Paul Beeson Cinematographer
Peter Boita Editor
Frederick H. Brogger Producer
Cliff Culley Special Effects
Robin Douet Production Manager
Dominic Fulford Asst. Director
Anthony Mendleson Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Pulman Screenwriter
Alexander Vetchinsky Art Director
John Williams [composer] Score Composer
Charlotte Brontë Source Author
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Lowood Institution [18:48]
2. Thornwood [8:36]
3. Mr. Rochester [14:46]
4. House Fire [11:37]
5. An Aristocratic Party [12:15]
6. Estranged Wife [13:06]
7. Departure [7:55]
8. A New Life [20:44]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Chapters
   Extras
      George C. Scott Bio
      Susannah York Bio
      Film Info
      Facts & Trivia
      Photo Gallery
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    I had seen this version back in the early 70's. I loved it then

    I had seen this version back in the early 70's. I loved it then, especially the melody that Jane played. I had the sheet music sent to me from England and learned to play it. I was deeply disappointed in this DVD. The picture was dark and hard to see. The audio was muffled and difficult to understand. I would not recommend purchasing this DVD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Extremely Dissapointing

    Do not buy this! There are so many reasons why; the picture quality and sound is atrotious, the length is far too short for the Bronte novel to be accurately translated, the two leads have no chemistry and because of the length you miss out on the growing love between the two. It just jumps into everything and a lot of things get jumbled (not sure if thats an actual word). My point is: Do NOT buy this movie! Find it in a library or rent it on netflix. There are better film adaptations of Jane Eyre out there! (Hey I just made a rhyme!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Phenomenal Let-Down

    My grandmother and I are both ardent lovers of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, and we purchased this adaptation of the novel and watched it together, as my grandmother remembered seeing it and enjoying it some years earlier. However, upon watching it, both of us were most severely disappointed. To say nothing of the film quality itself, Brontë's story and characters are decimated in this adaptation. Many important plot points are left out or unreasonably altered, and Susannah Yorke's Jane Eyre is nothing like the Jane I know and love from the novel. Yorke's Jane seems cynical and jaded, less interested in her love for Rochester than in advancing a feminist agenda that far exaggerates the undertones in Brontë's book. And while George C. Scott obviously had a great deal of potential in the role of Rochester, this adaptation leaves him no room to fulfill it. Rather than the intense, passionate, and terse Rochester of the novel, Scott's rendering of the character fails even to be convincingly grouchy for much of the film. Jane and Rochester seem more or less indifferent to one another much of the time, and two of the story's most important scenes--the confrontation between Jane and Rochester before she leaves him and the moment when he, blind and crippled, asks her again to be his wife--are conspicuously lacking in emotion and intensity. Scott and Yorke have no chemistry whatsoever, and thus many of the events of the story--and indeed the very attraction of their characters--are not believable in the least. If seeing this film had any value for me, it was only to satisfy curiosity and for the sake of watching another adaptation of Jane Eyre, but I was highly disappointed with this rendering of the story and the characters. I can think of no phrase more apt to describe this adaptation than one borrowed from Charlotte Brontë herself: "Devoid of sentiment."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Needs A better DVD!

    I love watching the Jane Eyre movie adapations. This movie stars Suzannah York as Jane and George C. Scott as Rochester and he is a superb actor but unfortunately this movie hasn't gotten good treatment on DVD. Not only does the picture quality seem to not be good but apparently it's not even the whole movie and has been edited from it's original version. Hopefully someone will put out a better DVD! By the way: George C. Scott's co-star was Suzannah York not Sarah Miles!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    good movie, bad dvd

    I enjoyed this movie a lot -- very good acting. However, the quality of the DVD (dolby, Source: PLATINUM DISC) is quite poor. It feels like it is made from a worn-out VHS tape. I give the movie 4 stars, and the DVD quality 2 stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I FINALLY found it!!! Thank you Barnes & Noble

    For years I have been searching for the George C. Scott/Sarah Miles film of ''Jane Eyre''. Many online told me they never made this movie together, but my sister and I were certain they had. Finally, I've found it. This is the BEST Jane Eyre ever--now my collection is complete!

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    Posted July 20, 2009

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