Sense and Sensibility [DVD] [1995]

  • SKU: 3700515
  • Release Date: 08/24/1999
  • Rating: PG
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 (15 out of 15)

    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



    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Jane Austin was way ahead of.......her times!

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      moviefanatic
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      Jane Austin lived and wrote romantic novels during that time in English history when the rules of etiquette were stiflingly adhered to in the prim and proper social intercourse among eligible males and females of the day. It is surprising the English birth-rate did not stagnate and decline under their social system. Jane Austen does her 'magic' and relates the story of romance during this era with insight, historical accuracy and a good share of humor as the human instinct to find one's life companion cannot be deterred.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Must have historical romance movie

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      Moonshine

      This is a great movie to add to your collection for any of those jane austen fans out there or any lover of historically set movies. The english scenery is beautiful, the actors are well know, and the drama in this movie is captivating and suspensfull. Best of all, true to period romance type movies, it has a good ending. This is a movie meant to be watched over and over for years to come. Enjoy, you won't regret it!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      my second favorite jane austen story

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      maycarole
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      If you're a Jane Austen fan - Sense & Sensibility Is a great movie. Emma Thompson wrote the screen play and did an excellent job. All of the actors are great and this particular version of Sense & Sensibility really brings the book to life.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Adaption of Jane Austen Novel

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      JaneA

      This is one of my 2 favorite adaptions of a Jane Austin novel. (The 1995 miniseries of Pride & Prejudice is the other.) Emma Thompson fully deserved her Oscar for the screenplay. The acting is top-notch and the film is a visual treat.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the best Love stories!!!

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      Biff84
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      This is probably my favorite Love story of ALL time!!!...The characters...storyline...plot...perfectly sequenced into such a wonderful movie!!!...This is hands down a great movie to add to ones collection!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Jane Austin Classic

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      moviefanatic
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      All the twists and turns of her times are in this Jane Austin Classic of the life and loves of two sisters in socially restrictive 'old England'.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

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      foodies
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      My wife loves this old classic story. It was worth the purchase just to see her smile. It's a chick flick, but well worth it when it brings happiness to your sweetheart.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Double Great Movie

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      Sparkles

      I love this movie. I have watched it several times and still think it's great! I've seen other versions but this one is the best buy hands down! It is a great movie for the Romantic.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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