ROMANCE CLASSICS

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THE PLOT THUS FAR

The landmark A&E®-BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice transports viewers to Georgian England, where affairs of the heart are an exquisite game and marriage the ultimate prize. Will Elizabeth Bennet’s romantic sparring with the mysterious and arrogant Mr. Darcy end in misfortune, or will love’s true nature prevail? Victoria & Albert follows the young queen of England as she begins to comprehend the enormity of her duties, becomes a powerful leader and, despite having sworn to never marry, forms a lasting partnership with her husband, the German Prince Albert. Finally, the critically acclaimed British miniseries Edward & Mrs. Simpson dramatizes the true story that shocked the British Empire: the scandalous romance between the Prince of Wales and the extraordinary and married American woman, Wallis Simpson. Watch as England’s King Edward VIII chooses love over duty.

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“Romance Classics” is a compilation of the greatest English love stories. What about American love stories? What about any other cultural touchstones? Honestly, most of this material just feels like flick bait for the lonely ladies of the Nation’s libraries. So much Colin Firth being associated with so much arcane handiwork. I’d love to find out if anyone still has the link to the Tumblr page where women posted their Pride and Prejudice finger bang material. I love the Internet!

Apparently, only the British wrote romantic classics. We have one leading program and a ton of nothing else happening. The “Edward & Mrs. Simpson” mini-series was neat to see, as I forgot that it existed. Then, I remembered why it faded into nothingness. Still, I appreciate seeing anything that Waris Hussein has directed. Classic Whovians have got to stick together.

The DVD comes with featurettes, cast bios and an episode of A&E biography as the special features. The A/V Quality boasts a strong enough standard definition transfer. Plus, the Dolby 2.0 audio track works for a basic presentation. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to fans.

RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!

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