Year of Release: 1995
Rated: Not Rated
Director: Simon Langton
Approx. Running Time: 300 minutes
Format(s): DVD (2 discs)
My Rating: 2 Stars
From Back Cover:
The timeless themes of love and marriage in Jane Austen's superb romantic comedy PRIDE AND PREJUDICE have captured readers for generations - the novel has sold more than 20 million copies and has never been out of print. Now, A&E and the BBC have brought this beloved classic to life in a compelling production directed by Upstairs, Downstairs' Simon Langton. This stunning production captures all the celebrated beauty of the English countryside and its glorious, stately manors. It features lavish costumes and an exquisite soundtrack from noted composer Carl Davis.
Willem Dafoe (Shadow of the Vampire) and Paul Bettany (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World) deliver powerful performances in this riveting story of temptation, murder and redemption.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is the story of the lively and rebellious Elizabeth Bennet, one of five unmarried daughters living in the countryside of 19th century England. In a world where obtaining an advantageous marriage is a woman's sole occupation, Elizabeth's independent manner threatens her family's future. Will her romantic sparring with the mysterious and arrogant Darcy end in misfortune - or will love's true nature prevail?
A bit long and slow-moving for my short attention span. Not bad, though.
Rated R (MPAA)
1995 (Year of Release)