The story of love and misunderstanding in a very class conscious late 18th century England centres on the Bennet family, comprising five daughters whose mother (Brenda Blethyn) is determined to have them happily married off and their futures secured. Mostly, it is the story of the strong-willed Lizzie Bennet (Keira Knightley) whose independent spirit is encouraged by the girlsâ€™ father (Donald Sutherland).
When a wealthy bachelor, Mr Bingley (Simon Woods) and his sophisticated circle of friends take up residence at a nearby mansion, the Bennet household (or most of it) is abuzz with excitement and anticipation. Mrs Bennet sees their arrival as a golden opportunity for her daughtersâ€™ marriage hopes and, as it happens, the beautiful and serene Jane Bennet (Rosamund Pike) appears to capture Bingleyâ€™s heart almost immediately.
Bingleyâ€™s best friend is Mr Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen) who, in Lizzieâ€™s eyes is a pompous and prejudiced individual and, with each encounter between them, a classic battle of the sexes ensues. But Darcy becomes increasingly attracted to the forthright Lizzie whose pride prevents her from seeing his true nature, which she will not become aware of until the Bennet family is thrown into a spin by a domestic crisis involving the impetuous Lydia Bennet (Jena Malone).
Lizzie must also contend with the fawning attentions of a distant cousin, Mr Collins (Tom Hollander) and the displeasure of the formidable Lady Catherine De Bourgh (Judi Dench), two of the other memorable characters who inhabit Jane Austenâ€™s timeless story, presented here in a sumptuous new production.
* The Politics of Dating
* The Stately Homes of Pride and Prejudice
* The Life and Times of Jane Austen
* The Bennets
* On Set Diaries
* Audio Commentary
* Galleries of the 19th Century
* Pride and Prejudice Family Tree
* Pride and Prejudice Study Guide
England ,1554. Under the rule of Queen Mary I, a zealous Catholic, England has been reduced to a country racked by financial and religious instability. Now close to death, Mary (Kathy Bourke) steps up her policy of prodestant repression. Even Princess Elizabeth (Cate Blanchett), her younger sister and heir apparent is in grave danger, but Mary's last ditch attempt to execute her for treason fails. Within days Mary is dead and Elizabeth is crowned Queen of England, but with enemies and rebellion continuing in her own council she is advised to hit back. She retaliates in a counter coup of immense ferocity, wiping out all opposition to her leadership. Her throne is finally secure. When Elizabeth next appears in public she has transformed herself into a legendary Virgin Queen, formidable, untouchable and unbeatable...
* Interviews with Cast and Crew
* The Making of Elizabeth
* Behind thee scenes
Sense And Sensibility
Elinor uses her head. Marianne follows her heart. Two sisters on very different paths, are about to discover there's only one road that leads to true love. Sense and Sensibility is the glorious adaptation of Jane Austen's timeless story, brought to life with humour, heart and wonderful performances by a cast including Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant and Kate Winslet.
* Slipcase packaging
- Region 4
- Standard Edition
- 1.78 : 1
- Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
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