Format:
DVD, Videorecording, Projected Medium, Visual Materials
Uniform Title:
Title:
Edition:
Special ed.
Publisher, Date:
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, [1999]
Description:
1 videodisc (136 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Tells of the Dashwood sisters, sensible Elinor and passionate Marianne, whose chances at marriage seem doomed by their family's sudden loss of fortune.
Notes:
DVD, 2-channel Dolby surround, 5.0 Dolby digital, widescreen presentation (1.85:1).
In English with optional soundtracks in Spanish or Portuguese; optional subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, or Thai; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant.
Director of photography, Michael Coulter; editor, Tim Squyres; music, Patrick Doyle; co-producers, James Schamus and Laurie Borg.
Originally released as motion picture in 1995.
Adapted from the novel: Sense and sensibility / by Jane Austen.
Academy Award: Best screenplay; Golden Globe: Best picture, best screenplay.
Features include: scene access, Emma Thompson & producer Lindsay Doran's audio commentary, director Ang Lee and co-producer James Schamus' audio commentary, Emma Thompson's Golden Globe acceptance speech, deleted scenes, interactive menus, original theatrical trailer, bonus trailers, production notes.
2 7 17 18 20 21 89 96 98 105 112 115 128 129 130 134 137 138 140 144 150 151 168 174 175 179 184 189 233 254 266
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG.
Subjects:
Genre:
Other Author:
ISBN:
0800141660
9780800141660
System Availability:
4
Current Holds:
0
Control Number:
402369
Other Number:
42629114
# System items in:
4
Medium:
[videorecording]
Find It
Map It
Notes / Track List
The recipient of seven Oscar® nominations, this film version of Jane Austen's classic 1811 novel stars Emma Thompson as Elinor Dashwood. With her mother and sisters, Elinor struggles financially after the death of her father, who bequeathed the Dashwood estate to his oafish son by an earlier marriage. While sorting out the family's affairs, the shy, self-sacrificing Elinor secretly falls for her stepbrother-in-law, Edward Ferrars (Hugh Grant), a sensitive, well-educated bachelor who cannot court her because of his foolhardy youthful engagement to the greedy Lucy Steele (Imogen Stubbs). The grateful Dashwoods are offered a modest country home by family friends, which they accept. Once relocated, Elinor's brash, spirited sister Marianne (Kate Winslet) falls for a dashing local, John Willoughby (Greg Wise), a womanizer who nevertheless seems to share her affections. A prominent neighbor, Colonel Brandon (Alan Rickman), also falls in love with Marianne, but she is oblivious to the older man's affections. Eventually, Willoughby fails Marianne, breaking her heart, until she realizes Brandon's feelings. When Edward's family disowns him, Lucy marries his brother instead, leaving him free to pursue an exultant Elinor. Thompson won the film's sole Oscar® for her screenplay adaptation of Austen's novel. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
Large Cover Image
Librarian's View
DVD
1999

Add to My List