Sense and Sensibility 1971 to be released on Region 1 DVD

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Alert Janeite Cinthia wrote to tell us that BBC America has announced on its Upcoming DVD Releases blog that it is releasing some of the treasure from its vaults, including the 1971 production of Sense and Sensibility! Since it’s BBC Video, we also have hopes for Region 2.

There is no way to directly link to the post (which starts with a photo of a 1967 adaptation of Wuthering Heights), but this is what it says:

We’re also finally releasing the 1971 production of Sense & Sensibility with a classic comic performance from Patricia Routledge as Mrs. Jennings. The key roles were played by such rising young stars of the day as Joanna David as the sensible Elinor Dashwood, and Ciaran Madden as her passionate sister Marianne. You may remember Robin Ellis (Edward Ferrars) and Clive Francis (John Willoughby) from Poldark of the same era.

We are thoroughly delighted by the idea of Patricia Routledge as Mrs. Jennings!

New Jane Austen DVDs for the Netherlands

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Our Dutch correspondent Aad wrote to tell us that there are some new DVDs coming out in the Netherlands that will be of interest to Jane Austen fans.

Just Entertainment has released their sixth BBC Classics Box, containing Pride and Prejudice (1980) and Sense and Sensibility (1971), previously released separately, as well as two Anthony Trollope adaptations, The Barchester Chronicles and He Knew He Was Right.

Just will release Sense and Sensibility 2008 on October 14, though it is available now exclusively at Blokker (which, Aad tells us, is “our version of Tesco, sort of”). 😉 Check out the ad after the jump: Continue reading