DVD Jane Eyre [DVD] [1 disc] [Region 1] [096009780098] (DVD 15789768),
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Jane Eyre [DVD] [1 disc] [Region 1] [096009780098]

  • PG
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Charlotte Bronte's classic novel of Gothic romance gets the Zeffirelli treatment in this moving 1996 adaptation. Orphaned Jane Eyre (Charlotte Gainsbourg) grows into a strong-willed heroine after enduring a miserable childhood (where she's played by Anne Paquin). Things start looking better when she falls in love with the brooding Rochester (William Hurt), lord of the manor where she gets a job as governess. Unfortunately, Rochester's family skeletons threaten to sabotage their happy ending. Director Franco Zeffirelli (HAMLET, OTELLO) stays faithful to the book while stressing natural characters and landscapes over stylized gloom and mystery, with rewarding results.
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  • Credits
    William Hurt, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Joan Plowright, Anna Paquin, Geraldine Chaplin, Billie Whitelaw, Billy Whitelaw, Maria Schneider, Fiona Shaw, Elle Macpherson, John Wood, Amanda Root
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Jane and Hurt's ravaged good looks find the haunting essence of a classic story..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...Visual spendor and empathic intensity..." -- Rating: A-
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...JANE EYRE boasts solid craftsmanship and smart thesping from a stellar cast ably led by the vibrant Charlotte Gainsbourg..."
    Variety

    "...The movie creates the right visual atmosphere....This is a romance between two troubled, wounded people, and by playing it that way Zeffirelli makes it touching..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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