Pride and Prejudice on DVD
Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" comes to DVD February 28, 2006, just in time for the Academy Awards®, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The four-time Academy Award®-nominated film Pride & Prejudice, starring Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean) as the spirited and beautiful Elizabeth Bennet, is a sumptuous new telling of Austen's timeless story of two young lovers and the power of first impressions. The illustrious cast, including Matthew Macfadyen ("MI-5"), Oscar® winner Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love), two-time Golden Globe® winner Donald Sutherland (Cold Mountain) and two-time Oscar® nominee Brenda Blethyn (Secrets & Lies, Little Voice), brings a modern sensibility to one of the greatest love stories of all time.
Hailed by audiences as one of the most beloved romances of the year, Pride & Prejudice is nominated for four Academy Awards® - Best Actress (Keira Knightley), Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, and Best Original Score. The film also earned two Golden Globe® nominations -Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (Keira Knightley) and has appeared on dozens of critics' 10 Best lists.
Directed by Joe Wright (The Last King) and produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (Bridget Jones's Diary and Love Actually), Pride & Prejudice celebrates romance with a beguilingly youthful spin on romance, wit, and the importance of love and family. The DVD is priced at $29.98.