Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

DVD - 2005
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Charlotte Bronte's story of an orphan who grows up to become governess of a mansion, and who carries a tormented love for a man named Mr. Rochester.
Publisher: [United States] : BBC Video ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed in the USA by Warner Home Video, [2005]
Edition: DVD edition Full screen.
ISBN: 9781419805240
Branch Call Number: 791.4372 JANE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (311 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jul 05, 2017

Timothy Dalton is a strong Rochester, but I agree with other reviewers that "Jane" is wimpy and not very strong at all. "Jane" in other adaptations is strong-willed and very vocal. I like the A&E made-for-TV movie the best. This adaptation is okay, 11 BBC television episodes on one DVD, so the breaking up of the story took something away from the flow of the story line. I also had a hard time understanding the dialogue at times, too, making a shorter version more enjoyable.

Oct 22, 2013

This is a very good adaptation and does good justice to Charlotte's novel. However, I find the screen chemistry of Clarke and Dalton somewhat lacking. Dalton is an intense and mesmerizingly handsome Rochester. Clarke, for me, is much too waif like and sullen, not the Jane I picture from my readings. The 1970 adaptation with George C Scott and Susannah York is my all time favorite.

Jul 11, 2012

I enjoyed this very much. Well presented. Strong story. Well acted.

Mar 22, 2012

Not the best "Jane Eyre" ever, but a good, basic version.

May 03, 2011

As far as being true to the book, I'd give it equally between this one, and the Michael Jayston one, although I have yet to see the definitive version. They always skate over the manipulative part of Rochester's character (see: Wild Sargasso Sea), and ignore the damage to Jane, if she had gone along with his nefarious plans. Dalton is pretty darned beautiful to be an "ugly man", but I suppose his large features could be called ugly in the 19th century. He has a strong sense of humour about the character, which helps.

May 02, 2011

I've been looking for the best version of Jane Eyre that is the truest to the story. I'm glad that I've finally come across the one, and have been waiting for quite some time---since April 13. I was at position 3, and now I'm at position 1. I'm so eager to view the DVD 'cause Diane (a good-natured, kind-hearted lady friend of mine) asked me for a second opinion on the tormented love and the life of the heroine.

Apr 01, 2011

Totally agree with zjacobs, the best ever and I've seen all the modern versions. Very true to the novel.


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