Thursday, February 22, 2007

Brideshead Revisited - 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition DVD

Brideshead Revisited
25th Anniversary Collector's Edition
Closed Captioned for the Hearing Impaired
(or those of us who have trouble with thick accents!)
Acorn Media
Click Here to Order

Brideshead Revisited has been called an epic drama, the Washington Post called it "the best series ever seen on American television", and was nominated for a huge number of awards. The miniseries won 7 BAFTAs, nominated for 6 more, won 1 Broadcasting Press Guild Award, won 1 Emmy, was nominated for 10 more, and won 2 Golden Globes, nominated for 1 more. With this lengthy list of awards, Brideshead Revisited can truly be called one of the most influential, and, arguably, best loved television miniseries.

Acorn Media has released a special 25th anniversary commemorative edition. The boxed DVD set includes a guidebook to the series, a 50 minute retrospective documentary, commentaries by many of the cast and crew, including Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Nickolas Grace, Anthony Andrews, Derek Granger, outtakes, a photo gallery, production notes, and cast filmographies. The miniseries itself is around 11 hours, so I suggest you be sure that you have plenty of time to devote to watching this DVD set, as it's quite interesting, so you won't want to stop after only an hour or two.

What can I say about Brideshead Revisited? I rate it five stars. I first saw this miniseries when I borrowed it from the library about 7 years ago. It grabbed my attention then, right from the very beginning, and still does so. For a complete synopsis, written so much better than I ever could, check out these two sites - Wikipedia and IMDB. All I have to say is, this is a most incredible miniseries, and, for a 25 year old production, the video and audio is superb on these DVDs, and I recommend these DVDs to anyone that has ever seen and loved Brideshead Revisited, has never seen it, or loves a good period drama.

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