Lorna DooneDirector: Mike Barker
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Much of the success of Lorna Doone stems from its melodic score, and the 2.0-channel Dolby Surround audio transfer on this disc nicely conveys the romantic tone of the story. It also displays power during the gun battles, where the piercing shots jump from the speakers. There are obvious limits to this track, but they aren't too noticeable while watching the film. The dialogue is easily understood, and it combines with the score to create a pleasant viewing experience. The full-screen transfer is a surprising success considering that it originated from a television film. The majestic landscapes look wonderful and the natural colors shine from the screen. While John Ridd crosses the impressive waterfalls and rocks to reach Lorna, the nice picture adds to the mood of the story. During the battle scenes (with fire and steel), the color levels are solid and clear. This transfer fails to match up with the best anamorphic widescreen transfers, but it does plenty with the limited technical faculties. This disc contains no special features of any kind, but it does feature impressive and colorful menus with scenes from the film running over music. English captions are also included and are accessible through the television.
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- A&E Home Video
- [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Cast & Crew
|Amelia Warner||Lorna Doone|
|Richard Coyle||John Ridd|
|Martin Clunes||Jeremy Stickles|
|Aidan Gillen||Carver Doone|
|Michael Kitchen||Judge Jeffreys|
|Martin Jarvis||Baron de Whichehalse|
|Barbara Flynn||Sarah Ridd|
|Anton Lesser||Counsellor Doone|
|Peter Vaughan||Sir Ensor Doone|
|Anthony Calf||Tom Faggus|
|Jack Shepherd||Reuben Huckaback|
|Jesse Spencer||Marwood de Whichehalse|
|Honeysuckle Weeks||Annie Ridd|
1. Attack at Pollak [7:04]
2. Justice From the Doones [8:45]
3. John Meets Lorna [11:14]
4. Back to Doone Valley [11:58]
5. Treason in the Air [8:23]
6. Ring of Promise [12:25]
7. Lord Carver Reigns [11:41]
8. Attack on the Ridd's [5:54]
9. Twist of Fate [2:28]
10. Secrets Unfold [8:53]
11. Death of King Charles [8:55]
12. Loyalty to the Throne [15:35]
13. The Big Attack [8:57]
14. Marriage Granted [:30]
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Lorna Doone is a yet another BBC "great", I have seen nothing else like it. It is one of the best stories I have ever come across.This is one of the few instances(any of whitch I had deemed impossible)that I liked the movie better than the book.My favorite character I must say is Carver.During the movie I am desparate for Lorna to escape from him, but drat him he is so handsome!He is so easy to hate that you almost enjoy it.Just when you think THE MOVIE has fallen into the category of a predictable boring romance the plot twist or a battle begins.This movie is for those true romantics at heart that don't let it show.
When I first saw this video my first thought was to buy it as soon as it came out because it captures your attention right away, Plus, I think this would make a great vid for history classes studying the 17th century England.
i saw this in history class and thought it would be dull but it's awesome! it has basically everything.
oh my gosh a wonderful movie for anybody who loves a good romance with a plot. It's a MUST watch for people who like a movie of love and loss, bravery and villainy.
Several actors you will recognize, a special surprise. Movie is well made and all the actors do a wonderful job. The very beginning is questionable, but ends up being highly enjoyable. Couple of great twists that keep you interested and best of all, a happy ending.
IF YOU LIKE A LOT OF SUSPENSE WITH A TWIST OF ROMANCE YOU WILL WANT TO WATCH THIS MOVIE.