Romance Collection, The: Special Edition

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Romance Collection, The: Special Edition

The acclaimed productions of these timeless romantic classics have set a new standard for literary adaptations. From the exquisite push and pull of Darcy and Elizabeth's courtship in the universally hailed Pride and Prejudice to the rousing adventures of The Scarlet Pimpernel, these exquisite films provide nearly 30 hours of entertainment and feature unforgettable performances from top stars.

The Romance Collection: Special Edition brings together eight perennial favorites in an extraordinary 14-DVD set sure to delight all fans of sophisticated entertainment. Filmed on location and featuring beautiful sets and period costumes, these lavish realizations capture every nuance of the celebrated stories that have enthralled generations of readers.

Pride And Prejudice

In a world where obtaining an advantageous marriage is a woman's sole occupation, Elizabeth's independent manner threatens her family's future. Will her romantic sparring with the mysterious and arrogant Darcy end in misfortune - or will love's true nature prevail?

Victoria & Albert

The world remembers Queen Victoria as a staid and stately dowager in black. But when the teenaged "Drina" ascended to the throne, she was a vibrant young woman of powerful emotions, which found their greatest outlet in her consuming love for her German-born husband, Prince Albert.

Emma

From the greatest romantic novelist of all time comes a delightfully wicked comedy of love and matchmaking, featuring one of the most fascinating Austen characters - the charming and mischievous Emma Woodhouse.

Jane Eyre

After a wretched childhood as an orphan, Jane Eyre arrives at Thornfield Hall to take over the duties as the governess. She soon falls in love with the brooding owner of Thornfield, Mr. Rochester. Jane gradually wins her heart, but they must first overcome the dark secrets of his past before they can truly find happiness.

Lorna Doone

17th-century England is torn by civil war, and the countryside is ruled by the blood-thirsty Doone family. As a young boy, John Ridd sees his own father murdered by the Doones. Years later, he falls in love with a beautiful country girl, never suspecting that she is the anointed Queen of the Doones.

The Scarlet Pimpernel

It is the height of the French Revolution's reign of terror, Sir Percy Blakeney has a secret. By day, he is just another foppish British aristocrat. By night, he becomes the legendary Scarlet Pimpernel, a "caped crusader" for the 18th century who forms a secret league of followers to fight against the tyrants of the French Revolution.

Tom Jones

Based on the best-selling novel by Henry Fielding, the rollicking adventures and bawdy conquests of one of literature's towering heroes come to life in this timeless classic. Cast out from his home and forbidden from his true love, Tom Jones must overcome the charms of an older seductress and the sinister plot of a nefarious rival to win his lover's heart.

Ivanhoe

In the dark days after Richard the Lionheart's return to England, the noble Saxon knight Wilfred of Ivanhoe battles factions loyal to the scheming Prince John. On his journeys, Ivanhoe meets fabled figures such as Robin Hood and the Black Knight, and discovers a romantic passion that will forever divide his heart.

Details

  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Feb 20 2008
  • Production Year 2008
  • Empire SKU 1394489
  • UPC Code 733961111798
  • Studio  A&E
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 14
  • Disc SS-DL

Features

- Author Biographies and Bibliographies
- Cast Biographies and Filmographies
- Behind-the-Scene Featurette: "The Making of Pride and Prejudice"

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 Color
    Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)

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