Spunky martial artist Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) and wealthy zombie killer Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) fall in love despite their class differences while battling an undead uprising in 19th-century England. Burr Steers directed and adapted the screenplay from Seth Grahame-Smith's novel, which put a ghastly spin on Jane Austen's enduring classic. Lena Headey, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, Jack Huston, Charles Dance, and Bella Heathcote co-star.~Jack Rodgers
Lily JamesElizabeth Bennet
Sam RileyMr. Darcy
Lena HeadeyLady Catherine de Bourgh
Jack HustonMr. Wickham
Matt SmithMr. Collins
Bella HeathcoteJanet Bennet
Douglas BoothMr. Bingley
Millie BradyMary Bennett
Ellie BamberLydia Bennett
Suki WaterhouseKitty Bennet
Charles DanceMr. Bennett
Emma GreenwellCaroline Bingley
Sally PhillipsMrs. Bennett
Robert FyfeButler Edwin
Pippa HaywoodMrs. Long
Dolly WellsMrs. Featherstone
Pooky QuesnelMrs. Phillips
Richard BraineBlack Suited Man
Robert MorganMr. Phillips
Michael ColeSentry 2
Rebecca ScottPenny McGregor
Seth Grahame-SmithBook Author
Fernando VelázquezComposer (Music Score)
David WarrenProduction Designer
David DoranArt Director
Steve CarterSupervising Art Director
Will CoubroughArt Director
Aleen KeshishianExecutive Producer
Compton RossExecutive Producer
Edward H. Hamm, Jr.Executive Producer
Kimberly FoxExecutive Producer
Lauren SeligExecutive Producer
Nick MeyerExecutive Producer
Phil HuntExecutive Producer
Sue Baden-PowellExecutive Producer
Julian DayCostume Designer
Martyn ZubSound/Sound Designer
Heather GrossSound Effects Editor
John CasaliProduction Sound Mixer
Martyn ZubRe-Recording Mixer
Martyn ZubSupervising Sound Editor
Michael BarryRe-Recording Mixer
Sean GarnhartSound Effects Editor
Sue Baden-PowellUnit Production Manager
Comedy of Manners,Period Film
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Year of Release
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray, Includes Digital Copy
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [Includes Digital Copy] [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] 
A mashup is the combining of two or more unrelated elements.
In this case, the well regarded 1813 Jane Austen romantic novel with the horror of zombies.
Despite this nightmarish world, the characters play it straight, such as some of the fine ladies having formal tea while also sharpening the concealed knives they have to carry outside the safety of their homes.
An action-comedy, this film works surprisingly well, as long as you don't take it too seriously.
My wife and I the just released Pride and Prejudice and Zombies on DVD. I loved this movie and more importantly my wife enjoyed it as well. And she is not a fan of the zombie genre of movies. But to be clear, this movie is a comedy horror movie loosely based on Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice.
The story revolves around the young ladies of the Bennet family, Elizabeth (Lily James), Jane (Bella Heathcote), Kitty (Suki Waterhouse), Lydia (Ellie Bamber), and Mary (Millie Brady). In this version of 18th Century England, the countryside has been ravaged by a zombie outbreak. But amid the carnage and eating of brains, life goes on and young women must endeavor to marry well. To better survive the ravages of the undead, anyone with means sends their children to the orient to learn fighting arts. The wealthy send their children to Japan, and the wise send their children to China. The Bennet girls are alumni of the Shaolin temple. And where in previous incarnations of Jane Austin young ladies are playing harpsichord and doing needlepoint, the young ladies of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies are seen sharpening swords and cleaning flintlock pistols. They’re also seen training for and engaging in combat with the legions of the walking dead.
I believe that Screen Gems has made a mistake in marketing this movie as an action-horror film. Yes the action sequences get a solid 9 out of 10. And the special effects are equally as good. But the truth is this movie is absolutely hilarious. It’s funny because aside from adding zombies, kenjutsu and shaolin boxing, the writers kept everything else as faithful to Jane Austin as possible. I’ve seen the BBC’s 1995 Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle quite a few times and much of the dialogue is identical, indicating that both versions stayed close to Jane Austin’s original text. When real dialogue from the Pride and Prejudice is given while girls are cleaning muskets and sparring, it becomes gut wrenchingly hilarious.
I would recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys their action, comedy and horror with some classical literature mixed in.
The book version added zombies to Jane Austen as exaggerated parody of the archetypal romance novel. The film plays everything with exquisite sobriety. If a plague of the undead had struck Regency England, here's how the Bennets, Mr. Darcy, and Lt. Wickham would have handled it all.
The cast could have starred in an absolutely straight adaptation of Austen, they're all that good. Lady Catherine's a very different, but a quite valid take on her ornery ladyship. Wickham's evil quite transcends the cad Jane intended, but understandably so.
Unlike The Asylum's history pastiches, the fully flavored art direction in this movie does justice to the Regency world Austen and Georgette Heyer fans know. The combats work beautifully, particularly Lizzie and Darcy's more-than-verbal sparring. I would willingly see a sequel, given the cliff-hanging ending.
Jane Austen could of never believe that one of her novels could turn up like this. Pride, prejudice and zombies takes up a whole new level of one of the most beloved classics of our time. Mr. Darcy takes it to a whole new level. Instead of being a romantic he becomes the hero. A warrior beyond our wildest dreams. Though the zombies he face are unmatched he knows how to track them. He maybe there only lead to stop them. Though the main character Elizabeth Bennett(nickname Lizzie) she seems to be with the battle all the way. Though mr. Darcy takes his job very seriously it seems like Elizabeth might have another story entirely. She see zombies heads on and she can track them when she least expects it. Though we normally don't see a girl hero in movies and Tv shows its seems like Elizabeth know what's she's doing. With her family undercover with weapons inside their stockings and shoes there ready for anything that will cross there paths. The Bennett family daughters are ready to face any zombies that they can see and they will stop at nothing to kill them all. Though the Bennett daughters try to keep there identities a secret it is never that easy. Even they face the battles by themselves there still unmatch for the zombies powers. Still as always in the novel Elizabeth distests mr. Darcy she still has her ways to keep her family army a secret. Still they try to keep a low profile it is still a little harder than it looks. Mr. Darcy seems to know how to make a dramatic entrance and stop any zombie that he can sense we know that he's ready for anything. Elizabeth Bennett may know how to kick but with any zombie that cross her path she may underestimate mr.darcy at his own battles and strengths. Though Elizabeth still hates mr.darcy she must put her feelings aside and join him to stop the battle of zombies beyond there wildest dreams. The Bennett sisters may have met their match but they will never stop until all the zombies are dead. Will they be able to face the battle by themselves or will they unleash their enemy army that will stop them before it's too late. This battle maybe something that mr.darcy would never expect but who knows he might surprise you. Elizabeth Bennett might do the same thing but she seems to be the women hero of this story. Join mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett in the story of one of the true American classics that has a whole a new twist of the story of pride and prejudice.
I really feel like the people that rated this movie poorly either didn't see the movie and just wanted to give it bad press, or had no idea what the movie was about. The acting and effects of the movie were beyond my expectations, and as far as the storyline, it was Pride and Prejudice. I love the book and movie Pride and Prejudice, I also love zombie movies so this movie was the perfect fit for me. That being said, I feel that this movie would appeal to anyone who enjoys the zombie genre. I had a lot of fun during this movie, I was pleased that it didn't take itself seriously, yet I enjoyed the depth of the characters. I equally laughed and jumped at the shocking moments throughout this movie, and enjoyed every moment. I also must include that I almost didn't see this movie, because of the bad reviews. However, I am very glad that I didn't listen, because I feel like since this is a beloved classic book with zombies people may be upset that this movie was made in the first place. I am a huge Jane Austen fan, I find it a refreshing fun take on the storyline.
This movie was considered a bomb at the box office, but it's highly underrated in my opinion. I think the problem was that a lot of Zombie fans are not Jane Austen Fans, and most Pride And Prejudice fans are not into Zombies. I enjoyed the book Pride and Prejudice and I happen to love zombies as well. This movie managed to capture the main themes of the Jane Austen classic, with the addition of zombies. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a very smart and funny movie. I predict it will be a cult movie classic. It's going to take awhile for regular folks to recognize the genius of this mash up, but they will eventually. .
Be prepared for a zombie apocalypse with a Jane Austin twist. The dialogue is quite English. The filmmakers did a great job combining Austin's wit with zombies. In the same vein as Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. One of those movies that could be likewise become a cult following. Worth seeing and buying for your collection.
When Jane Austen first wrote her iconic 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice, she likely never imagined that it would be one day reimagined with the undead integral to the plot. But Burr Steers' modernized, genre-mashing take on Seth Grahame-Smith's novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies breathes life back into the Regency England setting by populating it with the zombies.
The balance does work well for the project, even if it takes a while to settle into cohesively telling both sides of the story. One unfortunate scene with a zombie snot sets the movie off on the wrong foot, but by the third act Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has melded its Austen side well with its undead one. In this world, the zombie plague overtook London, sending many members of the British aristocracy to their reinforced country estates to protect themselves and their families. In addition to teaching their sons and daughters propriety, they also trained them in the arts of fighting -- wealthy daughters were sent to Japan to train under their masters, while "wise" parents, as Charles Dance's Mr. Bennet described himself, sent their children to China. This immediately sets up a modernized take on the story.