Pride and Prejudice

Overview

Jane Austen's classic novel is brought to the screen once again in this intelligent and witty romantic drama. Elizabeth Bennett Jennifer Ehle is one of five sisters living on a British country estate in the 1800s. At a time and place in which matrimony is considered a woman's logical goal in life, Elizabeth displays a cautious reluctance toward marriage -- so when a wealthy young man, Fitzwilliam Darcy Colin Firth expresses an interest in courting her, she isn't so sure she cares for him. Elizabeth and Darcy ...
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Overview

Jane Austen's classic novel is brought to the screen once again in this intelligent and witty romantic drama. Elizabeth Bennett Jennifer Ehle is one of five sisters living on a British country estate in the 1800s. At a time and place in which matrimony is considered a woman's logical goal in life, Elizabeth displays a cautious reluctance toward marriage -- so when a wealthy young man, Fitzwilliam Darcy Colin Firth expresses an interest in courting her, she isn't so sure she cares for him. Elizabeth and Darcy discover that they have a great deal to learn about each other -- and no small amount to overcome in their minds -- if they are to find happiness together. Pride and Prejudice was produced as a five hour mini-series by the BBC and was first shown in the U.S. on the A&E cable network.
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Special Features

Featurettes: Lasting Impressions, an impromtu walkabout with Adrian Lukis and Lucy Briers, Turning Point; uncovering the technical restoration process
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Mike Cummings
Thanks to this made-for-TV film and three other film adaptations of Jane Austen's novels -- Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, and Clueless (based on Emma) -- the work of Jane Austen enjoyed a renaissance in bookstores and college classrooms in 1995. Pride and Prejudice has several things going for it. First, the actors perform brilliantly, bringing Georgian England to life with their class-conscious behavior and attitudes and their drawing-room repartee. Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth are particularly good as the central characters, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Second, writer Andrew Davies' script wisely includes verbatim dialogue from the Austen novel that is rich in wit, irony, and humor. Third, producer Sue Birtwistle pays close attention to period costumes, customs, and surroundings. Even the dances mimic authentic gambols and frolics popular in Austen's times. Fourth, the length of the film enables director Simon Langton to present a complete -- or nearly complete -- exposition of the plot. Consequently, viewers are treated to many entertaining scenes, involving minor as well as major characters, that probably would have been omitted in a shorter film version of the novel. Although the highly praised 1940 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, starring Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson, had much to commend it, its length forced it to truncate the plot and present an abridged ghost of the real story. Fans of Olivier and Garson may balk at assertions that Langton's 1995 adaptation has become the definitive film version of the novel, but the popularity of the Langton version and the reviews of many critics suggest that it has.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/27/2010
  • UPC: 733961206739
  • Original Release: 1995
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  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Presentation: Restored
  • Time: 5:23:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 761

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Colin Firth Mr. Darcy
Jennifer Ehle Elizabeth Bennet
Susannah Harker Jane Bennet
Crispin Bonham Carter Mr. Bingley
Adrian Lukis Wickham
Alison Steadman Mrs. Bennet
Technical Credits
Simon Langton Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Pride and Prejudice
1. A Man of Good Fortune [10:19]
2. A Strong Constitution [11:57]
3. Party at Lucas Lodge [11:43]
4. Jane Takes Ill [7:28]
5. An Accomplished Woman [7:20]
6. A Man Without Fault [5:30]
1. Mr. Collins [11:54]
2. Mr. Wickham's Tale [7:41]
3. Wholesome Conversation [5:44]
4. The Netherfield Ball [12:34]
5. Dinner Music [6:43]
6. A Marriage Proposal [9:42]
1. Surprising News [12:58]
2. Mr. Wickham's Engagement [11:18]
3. A Proper Wife [6:17]
4. Lady Catherine De Bourgh [3:24]
5. Most Severe Critic [13:10]
6. Another Proposal [6:38]
1. Mr. Wickham's Past [7:36]
2. Mr. Darcy's Letter [13:10]
3. Apperance of Goodness [12:35]
4. Summer Travels [10:58]
5. Chance Encounter [4:33]
6. A Good Opinion [4:09]
Disc #2 -- Pride and Prejudice
1. Dinner at Pemberly [10:19]
2. Dreadful News [11:57]
3. Tainted by Association [11:43]
4. No Glad Tidings [7:28]
5. So Well Conceaeled [7:20]
6. Express From Mr. Gardiner [5:30]
1. Mr. and Mrs. Wickham [10:19]
2. A Mistake in Pride [11:57]
3. Mr. Bingley Returns [11:43]
4. Lady Catherine's Sentiments [7:28]
5. A More Gentleman-Like Manner [7:20]
6. This Man and This Woman [5:30]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Pride and Prejudice
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   Episode 1
   Episode 2
   Episode 3
   Episode 4
   Subtitles
      English - On
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Disc #2 -- Pride and Prejudice
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   Episode 5
   Episode 6
   Bonus
      Lasting Impressions
      An Impromtu Walkabout With Adrian Lukis and Lucy Briers
      Pride and Prejudice: A Turning Point For Period Drama
      Technical Restoration
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  • Posted January 1, 2014

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    I accidently discovered an answer to the (justified) criticism o

    I accidently discovered an answer to the (justified) criticism of the dvd quality. Due to the fact this is my favorite dvd in my collection, when I got a Blu-ray player for Christmas, it was the first thing I popped in. The my amazement and delight there was suddenly color, texture, pattern and the washed out appearance is no longer a problem. Try this solution and see if you agree. However I am still getting the Blu-ray version!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Not as good as the book.

    Not as good as the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    This was the best film adaptation of the novel. Colin Firth was

    This was the best film adaptation of the novel. Colin Firth was the perfect Darcey & Jennifer Ehle was wonderful as were most of the other characters. I also enjoyed the Greer Garson version eventhough she was too old to play Elizabeth & they lightened the mood of most of the characters. I liked the movie made a few years ago but the actor playing Darcey couldn't hold a candle to the Firth performance. I recently reread the original novel and I now mentally visualize the characters using the characters from this BBC adaptation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2012

    I've own three versions of this movie and this is definetly the

    I've own three versions of this movie and this is definetly the best. My only reservations (and a 4 rather than 5 rating) are due to editing and a few casting choices. I think the film would have been better without some unnecessary scenes (eg landscape). The actress who played Jane is not the beauty decribed in the book, and the actor playing Wickham was not very appealing. I couldn't believe Elizabeth liking him. Other than that, it is a movie I have watched and enjoyed many times.

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  • Posted December 12, 2011

    Film To Add To A Stellar Collection.

    A while ago,We purchased this Lovely adaptation from Miss.Jane Austen's Immense Tomes.Viewed Earliest version on PBS. Was a veritable, fall over Laugh of a Drama/Comedic Moments Treat.This is a Solemn,Thoughtfull Variation. There really Is the Question that Begs,Whom is Full of Pride? Whom is Prejudice? Truly left to the Viewer.I have my own thoughts,However not to Be Missed to Keep!We paid so much more than this Delicious Offer.Miss.Bennett and Mr.Darcy are as Star Crossed as can be. Performances are all Fabulous.Loathing those that One will eventually.Adore the Moments when a tear trickles down the cheek,for a quick grab for tissues.The Best of British filming.

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  • Posted March 24, 2011

    Quietly falling in love

    I've seen many adaptations of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice pur to film, and this is by far the best version ever created.
    Colin Firth is perfect as the respectably awkward and quietly upstanding citizen Mr. Darcy.
    Jennifer Ehle plays Ms. Bennet with a fiery passion in her eyes and an adventurousness in spirit.
    Hollywood may have done their own version, but this is the version you'll want to curl up on the couch and watch again and again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2011

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    Fantastic!

    This is the best movie adaption of a book I've ever seen. The plot is very true to the book. The characters are portrayed brilliantly and the set and costume design are wonderful. I recently watched the Keira Knightly version. I would have liked it, but it paled in comparison. So, if you watched that version and liked it, be prepared to love this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pride and Prejudice

    This film is wonderful. It is one of my all time favorites and there are many scenes I know by heart. The acting, music, costumes, and the sets make it a joy to watch. Pride and Prejudice is a timeless novel and the film does not miss a detail. Even if one knows the ending, it is still compelling to watch and one cannot wait to see what happens next. This is truly a love story that everyone should watch again and again!

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