Sense and SensibilityDirector: Jane Austen
Cast: Jane Austen
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Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson star in Ang Lee's acclaimed adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, arriving on DVD from Columbia/TriStar Home Video. Presented in the original 1.85:1 widescreen theatrical aspect ratio (enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs) and featuring closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Stereo soundtracks, this release also offers additional Spanish and Portuguese Dolby Digital Stereo tracks in addition to optional English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, and Thai subtitles. Extra features include a director's audio commentary track with Lee and co-producer James Schamus, an additional commentary track from Emma Thompson and producer Lindsay Doran, Emma Thompson's Golden Globe acceptance speech, deleted scenes, a theatrical trailer, and production notes.
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Cast & Crew
|Emma Thompson||Elinor Dashwood|
|Alan Rickman||Col. Brandon|
|Kate Winslet||Marianne Dashwood|
|Hugh Grant||Edward Ferrars|
|James Fleet||John Dashwood|
|Harriet Walter||Fanny Dashwood|
|Oliver Ford Davies||Doctor Harris|
|Emile Francois||Margaret Dashwood|
|Robert Hardy||Sir John Middleton|
|Gemma Jones||Mrs. Dashwood|
|Hugh Laurie||Mr. Palmer|
|Richard Lumsden||Robert Ferrars|
|Elizabeth Spriggs||Mrs. Jennings|
|Imelda Staunton||Charlotte Palmer|
|Imogen Stubbs||Lucy Steele|
|Tom Wilkinson||Mr. Dashwood|
|Greg Wise||John Willoughby|
|Luciana Arrighi||Production Designer|
|Jenny Beavan||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Patrick Doyle||Score Composer|
|Philip Elton||Art Director|
|Sydney Pollack||Executive Producer|
|Andrew Sanders||Art Director|
|Ian Whittaker||Set Decoration/Design|
|Chris Newman||Asst. Director|
|Tony Dawe||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Geoff Stier||Associate Producer|
|John Bright||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Jane Austen||Source Author|
1. Start [2:19]
2. "Help them?" [1:57]
3. Reduced to a Visitor [4:28]
4. Edward Ferrars [7:12]
5. Edward & Elinor [2:21]
6. Letter from Sir John [5:03]
7. The offer [3:58]
8. A joyous welcome [4:50]
9. Colonel Brandon [6:35]
10. A parcel [2:17]
11. Twisting an ankle [2:07]
12. John Willoughby [7:51]
13. Courtship [3:56]
14. Lucy Steele [5:06]
15. Compromising Her Honor [4:25]
16. Discussion with Lucy [12:10]
17. Robert Ferrars [4:10]
18. "Willoughby!" [3:16]
19. Letter for Marianne [4:27]
20. The Colonel explains [5:06]
21. Cheering Up Elinor [6:00]
22. Mrs. Jennings' News [4:22]
23. The Colonel's Proposal [4:11]
24. A Walk in the Garden [9:27]
25. Out of danger [2:13]
26. Back in favor [5:58]
27. Surprise visit [5:49]
28. Wedding day [4:20]
Languages & Audio Set-Up
English 2-Channel (Dolby Surround)
English 5.0 (Dolby Digital)
Emma Thompson & Producer Lindsay Doran's Audio Commentary
Director Ang Lee & Co-Producer James Schamus' Audio Commentary
Emma Thompson's Golden Globe Speech
Sense and Sensibility
Much Ado About Nothing
The Remains of the Day
True Love's Kiss
Mrs. Dashwood Converts Elinor
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I think my 5-star rating makes my answer obvious - this one! You can tell by watching this movie, that the director obviously read and understood Sense and Sensibility. There are important family dynamics that the other two versions don't cover as well. This movie has a great cast - Emma Thompson, Kate Winsley, Hugh Grant, and Alan Rickman. It's also true to the spirit of teh novel. What I like best, perhaps, is that while remaining very faithful to the book, it managed a good time and is easily enjoyed by non-JaneAusten fans. My parents loved it.
My favorite scene: The proposal! It was beautiful - I cried a whole lot. LOL. A definate recommend, so don't waste any more time. Go watch it!
I can appreciate that it took Emma Thompson so long to get this movie ready. I enjoyed everything about it - especially the scenery - but the actors were "just right" for each character - the dialog - the costumes - everything !!- I have seen it several times before but just had to have this edition.
This is a great movie, especially for Jane Austen fans since the performances really bring out the nuances of feeling for each character.
This is the best book-to-movie adaptation I have ever seen. It kept the movie length time instead of the 6-hour Pride and Prejudice dished out, was on the nose about all of the characters and plot. It was as if Jane Austen herself had written the script! Absolutely marvelous!
Really enjoy watching this for the umpteenth time now that I own it. Love the cast of characters, especially Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson. Alan really puts himself into the part of Colonel Brandon, and Emma really makes Elinor come alive. The other cast members are also quite talented, and do well in their roles. Dialog was good, in keeping with the time frame of the original book. Jane Austen really put out some good books that have been made into some great movies.
''Outstanding'' is the word that comes to mind when I think of Emma Thompson's adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel. Thompson's faithful rendering of the characters and the period reflect her great love for this timeless story. She has wonderfully captured the wit and poignancy that make Austen's work both enduring and endearing to its readers. The parlor scene, when an unsuspecting and ardent Edward interrupts Elinor and Lucy's earnest conversation about him, always makes me chuckle; the awkwardness felt by all is so palpable, and so wonderfully portrayed. And then, when clueless Marianne happens upon the scene! What wonderfully understated comedy! This movie is well worth adding to any Austen fan's video library.
Smart movie, smart script and a lovely performance by Emma Thompson. I also loved Alan Rickman-- but when is he ever NOT great?
i may be young and still a teenager but i love all things jane austen. I believe that this movie was close enough to the book not to upset those who have read it and i believe all the cast did a magnificent job playing thier role.
This is one of those movies that I have to watch everytime it's on tv even though I own it. I get sucked right into the storyline and am touched by it's beauty and moved by the whole thing. For anyone that like romantic movies, this is a must have.
This is one of the best movies I have ever seen. This is not just your common love-story this one has class and is worth every minute of your time. The book is harder to handle, but is also worth your time.
This is a wonderful adaption of Jane Austin's book. I recomend it to anyone!
I did not like this movie........I LOVED it!!!!!!!!! Wonderfull acting, funny, romantic, emotional, what else could you want? I never get tired of watching it, you have got to see this!
At first, I wasn't sure what to expect becuase when you watch a movie adaptation for a classic, you're prepared to be disappointed. Although this movie wasn't exactly like the book, it was faithful to all of the characters which is the number one most important part. It also added a bit of its own interpretation to the romance without violating any of the Austen spirit. It remained true to the main plot, and all this together is quite an accomplishment for only 136 minutes. And besides, as Andrew Davies "screenwriter for A&E P&P" would say, "What is the justification of spending money if you are just going to produce a series of pictures alongside the dialogue of the novel?" I agree. If that would be all I would expect from the movie, then I would not even bother watching it. Anyway, Emma Thompson was superb. I already knew Kate Winslet would do perfectly. I at first wanted Hugh Grant to play Willoughby but I think he was much better as Edward Ferrars. This is the only Austen adaptation that can compete with A&E's Pride and Prejudice. I enjoyed every minute and hope you do too. One more thing: I also liked the fact that it was filled with romance without the "cornyness." It doesn't have those awkward cheesy moments where I would rather look away and not watch. Watch it!
You know how it's a cliche to say "the book was better?" And Austen's Sense and Sensibility is a classic and one beloved by me, but I was never less than satisfied with this adaptation. Knowing the novel as I do, I could detect where Thompson's script added or diverted, but it never felt anything less than seemless. What is so winning to me about the Austen novel that is this film's source is the blend of humor and drama, and this film captures that beautifully in its script and performances. It features perfect comic timing that provokes laughter but this is also a moving film--one of the few that has made me cry.
I absolutely love watching this Jane Austen adaptation. I thought that the script stayed as true to the book as possible while keeping the movie at a good length time-wise. You really feel the characters' emotions and circumstances--mainly Elinor's. This is one of the"if not the"best Jane Austen movie adaptations.
I watch many of the Austen films, and I can honestly say that it's very difficult to find one that is not only sufficiently accurate - a movie can't be EXACTLY accurate - but also true to the characters and the theme. This one was fabulous! Emma Thompson made a brilliant Elinor - no one has done it better! Just like in the books, we see her show the most emotional maturity - even more than her mother. She is essential to the family dynamic as this movie shows. Her performance in the last main scene was beautifully done - it shows her FINALLY letting go of her emotions. She'd held back for so long that she couldn't any longer. Kate Winslet was perfect as well. Hugh Grant did good too. I also like how Willoughby wasn't portrayed as evil, but more of an irresponsible and philandering rake. I loved it and so will you.