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Sense and Sensibility [DVD] [1995]

SKU:3700515
Release Date:08/24/1999
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Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson star in Ang Lee's acclaimed adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, arriving on DVD from Columbia/TriStar Home Video. Presented in the original 1.85:1 widescreen theatrical aspect ratio (enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs) and featuring closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Stereo soundtracks, this release also offers additional Spanish and Portuguese Dolby Digital Stereo tracks in addition to optional English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, and Thai subtitles. Extra features include a director's audio commentary track with Lee and co-producer James Schamus, an additional commentary track from Emma Thompson and producer Lindsay Doran, Emma Thompson's Golden Globe acceptance speech, deleted scenes, a theatrical trailer, and production notes.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (16 out of 16)

    Special Features


    • Deluxe widescreen presentation
    • Emma Thompson and 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
    • Languages: English two-channel [Dolby Surround], English 5.0 [Dolby Digital], Spanish, Portuguese
    • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Bonus trailers
    • Production notes
    • Scene selections

    Synopsis


    Sense and Sensibility
    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

    Cast & Crew


    • Emma Thompson
      Emma Thompson - Elinor Dashwood
    • Alan Rickman
      Alan Rickman - Colonel Brandon
    • Kate Winslet
      Kate Winslet - Marianne Dashwood
    • Hugh Grant
      Hugh Grant - Edward Ferrars
    • James Fleet
      James Fleet - John Dashwood




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