There are stars in your way, from Amritsar to…Pakistan


BRIDE AND PREJUDICE will be released in Pakistan, which normally does not allow Indian movies, according to the Calcutta Telegraph.

Posters of Aishwarya Rai “will be put up all over Pakistan” because the censors have allowed distributors to buy Gurinder Chadha’s Bride and Prejudice, it was announced in Cannes today.

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The mechanics of promoting Aishwarya and the film are being worked out ahead of the June 2 release.

“There are only 270 screens in Pakistan and no multiplexes of the kind you get in Britain or India,” he went on. “We will have 11 to 12 prints, but these will travel from cinema to cinema. Most of the prints will be in Hindi and the film called Balle Balle, rather than Balle Balle: From Amritsar to LA.”

We enjoyed this film and hope everyone else does as well!

BRIDE AND PREJUDICE DVD makes Entertainment Weekly “Must List”


The EW Must List for this week includes a recommendation of the B&P DVD.

8. “Bride & Prejudice” ”Bend It Like Beckham” director Gurinder Chadha’s exuberant musical — in which Jane Austen goes Bollywood — comes to DVD.


BRIDE AND PREJUDICE DVD released for Region 1


We missed the big debut date on Tuesday, but we’re sure most Alert Janeites know that the Region 1 DVD of BRIDE AND PREJUDICE was released this week. Most of the reviews are positive; we’ve collected those we found of interest below the fold. Continue reading

BRIDE AND PREJUDICE Region 1 DVD release date – July 5!


We haven’t seen any news about this, but on a hunch, we checked and saw that the Region 1 DVD of BRIDE AND PREJUDICE will be released on July 5, 2005. (Region 1 is playable in the U.S. and Canada.) It is available for pre-order at now.

BRIDE AND PREJUDICE to open Israel film festival

Standard reports that BRIDE AND PREJUDICE will open the Eilat International Film Festival in Eilat, Israel on April 7 at 9 p.m.

BRIDE AND PREJUDICE DVD released (Region 2 only)


BRIDE AND PREJUDICE has been released on DVD, Region 2 only (viewable on players sold in Europe, Japan, South Africa and the Middle East including Egypt, and those of us over here with the proper equipment ;-)). Will somebody on the other side of the pond post a review of the extras, please?

B&P reviews from wide release


Now that the film’s hit a few more cities, there are more reviews to go with it. Continue reading