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An orphan boy meets an escaped convict, a crazed rich woman, a bewitching girl, and grows up to have great expectations of wealth from a mysterious patron, in "Great Expectations," Charles Dickens' remarkable tale of rags to riches to self-knowledge.
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PBSMasterpiece: Great Expectations DVD (U.K. Edition)
 
4.7

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Unbelievable Beauty and Performances!

This classic story by Charles Dickens is beautifully portrayed by all the actors involved in this 2012 BBC production. Like the spiders weaving their silky webs in Miss Havisham's mansion, this story snares you...Read complete review

This classic story by Charles Dickens is beautifully portrayed by all the actors involved in this 2012 BBC production. Like the spiders weaving their silky webs in Miss Havisham's mansion, this story snares you in a similar web of intrigue and romance. Once I began to watch this three-hour, three-part production, I could not stop. Gillian Anderson as the pitiful and obsessed Miss Havisham was so creepy and believable that her performance alone was well worth the purchase price. It is a story of lost love, revenge, murder and deception just as Charles Dickens intended it to be. I recommend this DVD highly for anyone who loves the old classics and wants to view first rate performance by all the actors. The scenery and settings are unmatched in authenticity. You almost feel you are there.

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Worth a Watch

Having just read the originial Dickens, I may have been expecting too much from the movie. It was credible acting and captured some of the magic from the book but I suppose it would...Read complete review

Having just read the originial Dickens, I may have been expecting too much from the movie. It was credible acting and captured some of the magic from the book but I suppose it would take too much time to come close to recreating the Dickens original storytelling. The Dickens humor was largely lost in translation. Still worth watching.

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5.0

The best version ever!

By Miss book

from Glastonbury, CT

Comments about PBS Masterpiece: Great Expectations DVD (U.K. Edition):

I have seen a few version of this classic and by far this tops all! From the actors to the setting and the costumes, just incredible! This version is a must to add to your collections!

 
5.0

Absolutely riveting performances

By Tuffy

from CA

Comments about PBS Masterpiece: Great Expectations DVD (U.K. Edition):

I have just caught onto how absolutely profound Dickens was as a social commentator of his time. It appears to be one of those rear examples of how art changes the world. He showed a world and in so doing, helped make it become a better world. He brilliantly juxtaposes wealth and poverty and foes it in a way to show its close connection. The performances are all exquisite. A brilliant show.

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5.0

The best movie version of this book.

By Shotsie

from Shreveport, LA

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I love this story. I thought Gillian Anderson was brilliant as Miss Havisham.

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5.0

Unbelievable Beauty and Performances!

By rioricosally

from Rio Rico, AZ

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Comments about PBS Masterpiece: Great Expectations DVD (U.K. Edition):

This classic story by Charles Dickens is beautifully portrayed by all the actors involved in this 2012 BBC production. Like the spiders weaving their silky webs in Miss Havisham's mansion, this story snares you in a similar web of intrigue and romance. Once I began to watch this three-hour, three-part production, I could not stop. Gillian Anderson as the pitiful and obsessed Miss Havisham was so creepy and believable that her performance alone was well worth the purchase price. It is a story of lost love, revenge, murder and deception just as Charles Dickens intended it to be. I recommend this DVD highly for anyone who loves the old classics and wants to view first rate performance by all the actors. The scenery and settings are unmatched in authenticity. You almost feel you are there.

 
5.0

Excelent

By Albert

from Fleming Island FL

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Always enjoy dickens

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