Rated 4 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 Great !!!
Just great exactly how I wanted to feel my Jane Austen Experience, after reading the books I didn't think any movie could really take those stories to real life. I recommend it 100% if you are a Jane Austen fan :)
Rated 3 out of 5 by ArleneZ All the old classic BBC Austen films.
I ordered this set thinking it was a collections of newer REMAKES of the classic Austen films. It's not. Theses are all made in the 80s and the acting is very stilted. Not a total waste of money but not what I wanted.
Rated 4 out of 5 by pinball0wizard BBC productions feel like true history
I've seen the Miramax and BBC productions of Mansfield Park and Emma; in both cases, the BBC version seemed to follow the original Jane Austen book much closer with more character development and closer attention to historical details. I was riveted and humored by the Miramax version of Mansfield Park, bored by the BBB Mansfield Park (especially by the 6 episode TV format). The reverse was true with Emma, where the BBC version shone out in all aspects except maybe background music, but was outstanding with casting and holding my interest. No previous exposure to Jane Austen writing, but her insights into human nature are certainly timely today. Both the BBC movies took almost 5 hours to view all 6 episodes, where the Miramax movies showed in half the time. Take your chances with Hollywood or appreciate true Jane Austen with BBC is the lesson I learned so far.