Sense and Sensibility
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Sense and Sensibility

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Director: Ang Lee

Cast: Ang Lee, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet

     
 

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Ang Lee's acclaimed adaptation of Jane Austen's novel has been given a well-appointed presentation in this special-edition DVD release. Sense and Sensibility has been transferred to disc in letterboxed format at the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The original English-language audio has beenSee more details below

Overview

Ang Lee's acclaimed adaptation of Jane Austen's novel has been given a well-appointed presentation in this special-edition DVD release. Sense and Sensibility has been transferred to disc in letterboxed format at the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The original English-language audio has been presented in two formats, Dolby Digital 5.0 and Dolby Digital Surround 2.0, while dubbed tracks in Spanish and Portuguese appear in Dolby Digital Stereo. The disc also features optional subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai. Among the bonus materials are two deleted scenes, a commentary track with director Lee and producer James Schamus, another commentary track with actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson and producer Lindsay Doran, Thompson's acceptance speech after winning a Golden Globe award for Sense and Sensibility's screenplay, and a collection of trailers. The package finally includes a copy of Jane Austen's book as well.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Clark
An exquisitely detailed rendering of the acclaimed Jane Austen novel, and superbly adapted by Oscar-winning actress and star Emma Thompson (who scored an Oscar on her first try as a screenwriter), this look at social mores in 19th-century England actually seems more contemporary than many films of its ilk. Perfectly cast right down the line, the film benefits from clear, straightforward storytelling and the keen eye of director Ang Lee, whose past efforts, while set in different eras, show him to be immediately worthy of creating such a rich piece of work. Of all the faithful adaptations of Austen's sometimes fanciful books, this one seems to be the most accessible, especially on an emotional level, as it deals with humor and heartbreak with assurance and understanding. Best of all, the film breaks free of the stagnant characteristics that so many associate with period films. Sense and Sensibility enjoyed great success in its release, mostly because of its timeless ability to tap into the sympathies of modern audiences without insulting their intelligence or cheapening a great story for mass consumption.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/2004
UPC:
0043396077188
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
PG
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Time:
2:16:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Emma Thompson and producer Lindsay Doran's audio commentary; Director Ang Lee and co-producer James Schamus' audio commentary; Emma Thompson's Golden Globe acceptance speech; Deleted scenes; Original theatrical trailer; Bonus trailers; Production notes; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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
Alexander John Curate
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

Technical Credits
Ang Lee Director
Emma Thompson Screenwriter
Luciana Arrighi Production Designer
Jenny Beavan Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Coulter Cinematographer
Lindsay Doran Producer
Patrick Doyle Score Composer
Philip Elton Art Director
Sydney Pollack Executive Producer
Morag Ross Makeup
Andrew Sanders Art Director
James Schamus Co-producer
Ian Whittaker Set Decoration/Design
Chris Newman Asst. Director
Michelle Guish Casting
Laurie Borg Co-producer
Tim Squyres Editor
Tony Dawe Sound/Sound Designer
Geoff Stier Associate Producer
John Bright Costumes/Costume Designer
Jane Austen Source Author

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
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. Discussions 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]

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