Most people didn't mind Gwyneth Paltrow's English accent in this charming, 1996 adaptation of Jane Austen's novel (which also inspired Clueless). But even if it doesn't sound quite right to you, there are plenty of authentic and wonderful Brit thespians in this film by screenwriter-turned-director Douglas McGrath (co-author of Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway), including Juliet Stevenson (Truly Madly Deeply), Alan Cumming (Buddy), Phyllida Law (Much Ado About Nothing), Ewan McGregor (the Scots star of Trainspotting), and Sophie Thompson, outstanding and finally heartbreaking as the chattering Miss Bates.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. Triple bill of television adaptations based on novels by Jane Austen. In 'Mansfield Park' (2007), at 10, Fanny Price (Billie Piper) goes to live at Mansfield Park, the estate of her aunt's husband, Sir Thomas (Douglas Hodge). Clever, studious, and a writer with an ironic imagination and fine moral compass, Fanny becomes especially close to her cousin Edmund (Blake Ritson), Thomas's younger son.
NOTICE: Polish Release, cover may contain Polish text/markings. The disk has English audio and subtitles.
Oscar nominee Kenneth Branagh (Henry V) and Oscar winner Emma Thompson (Howards End) give dazzling dual-role performances in this supernatural-tinged romantic murder mystery. > > > > > Mike Church (Branagh) is an L.A. sleuth with a knack for throw-away wisecracks and for tracking down missing persons. But Church doesn't have a clue when he's hired to help a beautiful amnesia victim (Thompson) tormented by blood-curdling nightmares.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. These acclaimed adaptations of the great Jane Austens novels proved it is possible to produce sharp, entertaining and modern costume dramas and remain true to the plot, characters and sparkling dialogue of the original novels. Beautifully filmed with great star casts, these adaptations have themselves now become small screen classics.