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The Scarlet Pimpernel [DVD] [1982]

  • SKU: 21002777
  • Release Date: 04/30/2013
  • Rating: NR

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)


    The Scarlet Pimpernel
    Swordplay, secret messages, and the rustle of ballroom finery make this 1982 adaptation of The Scarlet Pimpernel a gala bash. Anthony Andrews heads the cast as English nobleman Sir Percy Blakeney, a conceited but amusing fop in the drawing rooms of British high society. But beneath his veneer of lacy impertinence is a man of bravado and derring-do. In disguise, he becomes the Pimpernel -- ta-da! -- and steals into France to rescue aristocrats condemned to the guillotine during the French Revolution. After each rescue, he leaves behind a scarlet pimpernel, a flower whose petals close at the approach of stormy weather. He also uses a signet ring engraved with a scarlet pimpernel to identify himself on the sealing wax of letters to compatriots. It is all jolly-good intrigue. Because he cloaks his schemes in great secrecy, not even his new wife Marguerite (Jane Seymour) realizes he is anything more than an innocuous dandy. Frustrated, the French send the ruthless Chauvelin (Ian McKellen) to England to serve as ambassador and ferret out the elusive Pimpernel. In a plot that ensnares Marguerite and closes the Pimpernel's petals, Chauvelin finally confronts his clever adversary, and it's en garde -- parry and thrust! ~ Mike Cummings, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Jane Seymour
      Jane Seymour - Marguerite
    • Anthony Andrews
      Anthony Andrews - Scarlet Pimpernel/Sir Percy Blakeney
    • Ian McKellen
      Ian McKellen - Chauvelin
    • James Villiers
      James Villiers - Baron de Baats
    • Eleanor David
      Eleanor David - Louise

    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars



      well im use to watching comedy but this was a good movie to and it was very good i loved it and i think everyone out there will to its serius but classical its suttle yet exciting its funny yet awesome i love the ending omg this movie rox.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great movie


      terrific acting. good, clean, family fun very enjoyable not just adapted from the scarlet pimpernel, but from many of baroness orczy's sequels to the story

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good movie!

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Saw this when it first came out in Jr. high. Not the best picture quality but good enough.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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