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Moll Flanders: Masterpiece Theatre
     

Moll Flanders: Masterpiece Theatre

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Director: David Attwood, Daniel Craig, Ronald Fraser, Alex Kingston

Cast: David Attwood, Daniel Craig, Ronald Fraser, Alex Kingston

 

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Written in 1712, Daniel Defoe's bawdy novel Moll Flanders was given a slick movie treatment with Kim Novak in the lead in 1965, then serialized for British television in 1975. Most 21st century viewers, however, are familiar only with the four-part Granada Television adaptation, which made its first British TV appearance on December 1, 1996. This time around,

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Written in 1712, Daniel Defoe's bawdy novel Moll Flanders was given a slick movie treatment with Kim Novak in the lead in 1965, then serialized for British television in 1975. Most 21st century viewers, however, are familiar only with the four-part Granada Television adaptation, which made its first British TV appearance on December 1, 1996. This time around, Alex Kingston was cast as the resourceful Moll Flanders, who, in her determination to attain the uppermost circles of 18th century British society, was not averse to hopping in a few beds in pursuit of that goal. Along the way, Moll got mixed up with highwaymen and other scoundrels, nearly meeting her doom at the end of a hangman's noose in the process. But if nothing else, Moll was a survivor, and a happy ending was never far from view. At the time of its first broadcast, Moll Flanders stirred up controversy by virtue (if that is the word) of its 17 -- count 'em, 17 -- sex scenes. By the time that American cable viewers were treated to this lavish and lurid miniseries, star Alex Kingston had attained network TV stardom as one of the regulars on NBC's E.R., a fact that served only to stir up additional interest in Kingston's full-blooded portrayal of the fearless Ms. Flanders.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/10/2011
UPC:
0066805310713
Original Release:
1996
Source:
Bfs Entertainment
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
3:10:00

Special Features

The complete novel: The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe; Cast biographies; Selected filmographies

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders
2. Born In a Prison [7:24]
3. What Everyone Says [6:32]
4. A Plan For Love [5:44]
5. Running an Errand [8:16]
6. A Serious Inquiry [8:34]
7. Free at Last [10:38]
2. Money Rules the Game [7:38]
3. A Third Husband [6:40]
4. A New Home [8:53]
5. Hostage to the Devil [7:28]
6. The Truth Is Revealed [6:55]
7. Playing the Game Again [7:54]
Disc #2 -- The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders
2. A Full Confession [8:10]
3. No Secrets [7:28]
4. The World Goes On [8:23]
5. Offering Protection [7:36]
6. A Sad Situation [7:12]
7. All Is Lost [8:38]
2. Whatever Fate Brings [8:02]
3. Not Feeling Well [5:27]
4. The Best Thieves [7:00]
5. A New Business [7:37]
6. Coming Full Circle [11:43]
7. The Wheel Of Fortune [6:15]

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Moll Flanders: Masterpiece Theatre 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
David Attwood brings us a splendidly, high spirited, fun film which might become one of the best films ever to be created. Daniel Defoe would have been pleased with this adapation of his feisty character. Moll is first a young servant girl, a whore, a thief and a transported fellon in Virginia. Her adventures are very sexual and might be very strong for young children. My parents and my aunt were both surprised at the amount of sexual situations in it. Moll also sleeps with a girl believe it or not! But anyhow, this is a five star rated movie, and I think that everyone should get a chance to watch this and cherish this movie. They won't be sorry at all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I caught this on channel 12 one day, and was riveted to the screen. Very good story, excellent acting. If you like historical films, you will like this one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago