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 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 1:41 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

On something totally removed from this topic I posted the following:

Re my own: "And to Regie: Totally agree about the "Pride And Prejudice" with Jennifer Ehle ad Colin Firth. I saw it the first and second times on TV and then bought this 2 DVD set through Reader's Digest, at the time the only way you could get it. Then, years later, at Tower Video, I bought a new ("THE SPECIAL EDITION") double DVD set with widescreen as well as "The Making of Pride Prejudice." And it was one of the first Blu-rays I pre-ordered, which has "Lasting Impressions," and "An Impromptu Walkabout [with the 2 of the actors]" and other special features. And now I see that it is scheduled for another release (January 14th: "Pride and Prejudice The Keepsake Edition"). Just adore it, and bought the Carl Davis soundtrack as soon as it was released, but will probably pass on this FOURTH release of it! (And some probably bought it on VHS too -- I originally recorded it onto VHS before it was first released on DVD and used to show it to friends, who also loved it.)"

Browsing through some of my larger sets of DVDs I just came across a large and heavy oblong forrest green box of "Pride And Prejudice" labelled "10TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED COLLECTOR'S EDITION," which also has on the cover: "DELUXE GOLD EMBOSSED CLOTH SLIPCASE INCLUDES: The classic 5-hour adaptation on 2 DVDs, 120-page illustrated companion book, Bonus DVD featuring new cast interviews and a new Jane Austen documentary from the Emmy-winning BIOGRAPHY Series." I had completely forgotten I even had this set, and it's a great book. I suspect that the new release on January 14th will include some of those video extras, all of which weren't on the first Blu-ray set released. Should we call this "planned obsolescence"?


And speaking about "planned obsolescence," as I wrote, I originally bought the 2 DVD set of "Pride And Prejudice" through Reader's Digest (although it might have been Time-Life) after recording it on VHS tape when it was first shown on American TV. Next came the boxed set labeled "THE SPECIAL EDITION," which, for the first time, was in widescreen. Then the big elaborate boxed set with lots of extra features on a 3rd DVD and a good sized book. Then, near the beginning of Blu-ray, a 2-disc set in that format. And now, come January 14th, "Pride and Prejudice The Keepsake Edition," which will be hard for me to resist! But enough already! (I just started a new thread on PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE!)

Any other fans of the 5 1/2 hour "Pride And Prejudice"?

 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 4:20 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

I own it on Blu-Ray (which I'm quite fine with) and thoroughly enjoyed it; I can't imagine watching any other version.

And if you liked this PRIDE & PREJUDICE, go get and watch CRANFORD (which is available on Blu-Ray) since it's made by the same team.

 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 11:02 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Maleficio: Re: "Cranford." Yeah, I think I got some of that through Netflix, but it's no "Pride And Prejudice"! I was wondering earlier today, with ALL my different versions of it, if I will ever watch it again.

I've made the point here that I own over 4,000 DVDs (as well as over 4,000 CDs) but am STILL buying them (though more Blu-rays than DVDs) and have come to accept that I'll never watch many of them (and have a number of DVDs on my tall shelves that are still in their unopened shrink wrap.) I'll probably leave most of them to a school that I hope could use them.

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