Tom Jones

( 2 )

Overview

Metin Huseyin's made-for-television adaptation of Tom Jones comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a biography of Henry Fielding. This is a solid release from A&E.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
DVD (Dolby 5.1 / Stereo)
$13.68
BN.com price
(Save 8%)$14.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (15) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $2.99   
  • Used (10) from $1.99   

Overview

Metin Huseyin's made-for-television adaptation of Tom Jones comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a biography of Henry Fielding. This is a solid release from A&E.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Henry Fielding biography/bibliography; Interactive menus; Scene selection
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Mike Cummings
England is merry and mischievous in this delightful 1997 adaptation of one of literature's greatest and most important novels, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, by Henry Fielding (1707-1754). Throughout its six-hour length, the production effervesces with romance, comedy, and knavery while also satirizing the hypocrisy and greed of Fielding's age. In keeping with Fielding's plan, the actors portray the heroes as admirable but flawed and the villains as incorrigibly bad. Max Beesley acquits himself well as the handsome, happy-go-lucky Tom, a good fellow who has a knack for getting into trouble. Samantha Morton, too, performs ably as Tom's true love, Sophia, a sweet young woman with a fiery temper, while James D'Arcy masters the art of lurking in his portrayal of Tom's dark and dastardly rival, William Blifil. But it is beefy Brian Blessed as Squire Western who turns an already good production into a superior one. He enters scenes like a thunderstorm, full of boom and bluster, gulping wine, slapping backs, pushing, punching, bellowing, guffawing. As Western, Blessed does not merely live life; he attacks it. More often than not, he comes away with more than his share of revelry. By contrast, Benjamin Whitrow is reserved and upright -- the picture of propriety -- as kindly Squire Allworthy, the wealthy landowner who adopts and raises Tom but casts him out after Blifil and his nefarious tutors wrongfully accuse Tom of disloyalty. Viewers who enjoy action get their fill in this high-spirited production: Fists fly, bottles crash, and horsemen hie to the chase. Jovial John Sessions materializes from time to time in the guise of author Henry Fielding to narrate and comment on the action until the dust settles and the heroes and villains get their just deserts.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2002
  • UPC: 733961704259
  • Original Release: 1997
  • Rating:

  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 5:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 22,093

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Max Beesley Tom Jones
Samantha Morton Sophia Western
Benjamin Whitrow Squire Allworthy
Camille Coduri Jenny Jones
Tessa Peake-Jones Bridget
Con O'Neill Captain Blifil
James D'Arcy William
Brian Blessed Squire Western
Rachel Scorgie Molly Seagrim
Technical Credits
Metin Huseyin Director
Simon Burke Screenwriter
Suzan Harrison Producer
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Volume I
0. Scene Selection
1. Baby Tom [7:47]
2. Not Guilty [7:43]
3. Right From Wrong [7:41]
4. Chasing Girls [7:01]
5. Sophie Is Back [7:14]
6. Hunting [7:21]
7. Recovery [9:04]
8. Death Bed [6:55]
9. Out of the Woods [8:50]
10. Object of Affection [5:29]
11. Sophie's Sadness [1:57]
12. A Father's Rage [8:04]
13. Brothers & Sisters [7:30]
14. Pub Fight [5:52]
15. Run Away [9:21]
16. Traveling Companion [9:05]
17. Ms. Harriet Fitzpatrick [10:44]
18. Sophie's Brooch [10:14]
Side #2 -- Volume II
0. Scene Selection
1. Lost Bank Bill [9:09]
2. Road to London [9:13]
3. Charity for Your Robbery [7:49]
4. Lady Bellaston's Virtue [8:03]
5. A Masquerade [8:21]
6. 7:30 Sharp [9:27]
7. The Pocketbook [7:48]
8. Sensible Obligations [9:53]
9. Unexpected Pleasure [8:58]
10. Vile Methods [4:21]
11. Without Consent [3:40]
12. Slap in the Face [10:11]
13. The Navy [8:31]
14. Dead Man [6:52]
15. The Talk of London [10:10]
16. The Violence of Love [10:45]
17. Tom's Mother [8:51]
18. Truth About Tom [11:31]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Side #1 -- Volume I
   Play Program
   Henry Fielding Biography
Side #2 -- Volume II
   Play Program
   Henry Fielding Biography
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Tom Jones is a Classic

    Tom Jones the original movie (circa 1963) was a great experience. This version is outstanding and every bit as fun as the first one.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews