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Emma Woodhouse (Romola Garai, Atonement) was born with the sun shining down on her. The radiant, privileged girl grows into a remarkable talent for matchmaking, as observed by her loving but disapproving father (Michael Gambon) and childhood friend Mr. Knightley (Jonny Lee Miller). When the decidedly less privileged Harriet Smith (Louise Dillon) arrives, Emma meddles with fate to find her a match, until her flawless intuition is called into question. Dissuaded from more matrimonial predictions, Emma nonetheless continues to cheerfully contemplate superior men, even meeting one of her own in the handsome, gleaming Frank Churchill (Rupert Evans). But after being so busy managing everyone else's heart, does Emma know her own? A fiercely funny new version of the Jane Austen novel, Emma was adapted by Sandy Welch, who adapted Jane Eyre for the BBC's 2006 production.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/25/2015
UPC: 0883929514618
Original Release: 2009
Rating: NR
Source: Bbc Warner
Region Code: 1
Time: 3:49:00
Sales rank: 531

Special Features

Emma's locations; Emma's costumes; Emma's music; Emma's Mr. Woodhouse-interview with Michael Gambon

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Emma
1. Chapter 1 [10:08]
2. Chapter 2 [8:36]
3. Chapter 3 [7:59]
4. Chapter 4 [10:02]
5. Chapter 5 [8:09]
6. Chapter 6 [11:32]
1. Chapter 1 [9:22]
2. Chapter 2 [8:56]
3. Chapter 3 [7:58]
4. Chapter 4 [8:38]
5. Chapter 5 [10:42]
6. Chapter 6 [11:33]
Disc #2 -- Emma
1. Chapter 1 [8:41]
2. Chapter 2 [8:40]
3. Chapter 3 [8:42]
4. Chapter 4 [11:21]
5. Chapter 5 [10:40]
6. Chapter 6 [9:00]
1. Chapter 1 [8:28]
2. Chapter 2 [11:40]
3. Chapter 3 [9:37]
4. Chapter 4 [12:18]
5. Chapter 5 [11:12]
6. Chapter 6 [5:18]

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Emma 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always have to give praise and admiration to film and production crews who take the time to adapt and film a classic novel the way it was meant to be told! I cannot count how many times I have been frustrated to see film-makers try to cram classic novels into movies lasting under two hours! I don't think it is possible to do such a thing while still staying true to the novel. That is why I LOVE this version so much. I read the novel just before watching the movie and I could actually hear the words from the page coming out the actors' mouths. Incredible! It's so refreshing to see such a thoughtful representation of a classic novel come to life with such endearing performances from the actors themselves. Romola Garai, Jonny Lee Miller and Michael Gambon were exceptional in their respectable roles! The scenery, homes, costumes and music also played a wonderful part in making this adaptation one of the best I have seen! Along with the 1995 version of Pride & Prejudice it is an absolute must for Austen enthusiasts to watch! If you've ever wanted to see one of Jane Austen's most beloved novels come to life on the screen then you must watch this version!!!!!!!!!
Vibsie More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this movie a lot. Great casting. True to the book. Funny, witty, good pace, well done. After watching this version of Emma, I find the Hollywood produced Gwyneth Paltrow version boring, cartoonish and very forgettable. The actors Romola Garai and Jonny Lee Miller did a fantastic job with their characters. The movie is a little bit long but highly enjoyable. I have watched it several times and still enjoy it.
SushiGirlAli More than 1 year ago
Although I have always enjoyed both Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Beckinsale's film versions of this classic Jane Austen novel, I have to say that I absolutely love Romola Garai as Emma. Romola is a perfect fit for the role and she blew me away from the very first scene! Johnny Lee Miller and Michael Gambon are amazing as Mr Knightly and Mr. Woodhouse, respectively. Overall, Emma (2010) is one of the best film adapations of a Jane Austen novel to date! Buy it!
Borninthewrongcentury More than 1 year ago
This film is a beautiful re-creation of Emma Woodhouse and her life and surroundings as Jane Austen imagined her. The casting is wonderful. Emma is beautiful, vivacious, and bigger than life - yet delicate and tender. Mr. Knightly is perfectly cast. He is older than Emma, yet not grandfatherly. There exists just the right amount of maturity and youth in him. Mrs. Weston obviously loves Emma as a daughter and Harriet Smith is adorably clueless. Miss Bates and Jane Fairfax truly looked related. The homes used in filming are perfectly suited for each character. It is obvious that the director and team took great pains on location. And the lighting is amazing. There is one scene when Emma gets up early, having not slept the night before feeling dreadful about hurting Miss Bates, where the first morning light is streaming into her room and framing her face. It is spectacular! But, I have to say, the BEST part of the film are the costumes! Be sure to watch the "extra" on how the clothes were selected and created. Overall, the best production of Emma I have seen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm pretty sure everyone knows the character of Emma Woodhouse and how she helps her friend Harriet Smith that leads to quite a misunderstanding. Romola Garai did a pretty good job as the title character, especially Jonny Lee Miller as Mr. Knightly. Of course same goes to Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeremy Northam in the 1996 version. Did anyone else find it funny how the actors that played Mr. Knightly and Mr. Elton both played Edmund Betram in different versions of Mansfield Park? Anyway recommend this and the 1996 version. As always read the book then see the films or vice versa.
annonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good version of the book reproduced to film. It is long enough to portray most of the book, but short enough to watch in an evening. After watching it on TV, we immediately purchased it and saw it again. Anyone unfamiliar with the story should know that it is a clean story that can be viewed by all. Some will notice the surface entertainment, others will see a character study. Watch as characters develop, change, realize things about themselves and others. An amusing story, in beautiful country side. The decorating of the rooms is particularly interesting. Very different from past versions of Jane Austen reproductions.
gracenpoise More than 1 year ago
I hate to speak for Jane, but I do believe she would have been proud of this adaptation of her wonderful novel about the thoughts, values, intentions, and follies of Emma Woodhouse. Jane has a gift for bringing out the ridiculousness of human beings in her characters and this DVD set amplified this to a perfect level. The directors took some liberties with certain aspects of the novel, but none which did not add to or expand upon the key flaws and endearments of these great characters. You will love Romola Garai as the ironically naive matchmaker Emma and Jonny Lee Miller does a great job as Mr. Knightly, loving friend, neighbor, and Emma's biggest critic - ever putting Emma in her place. Watch it...love it...give it to your dear sister to watch so you can dish about it later!
MrsPotifer More than 1 year ago
A great rendering of the book. Even where it deviates from the actual text, still well within the spirit of the book. The characters are beautifully cast.
KMarieH More than 1 year ago
Love everything about this version. 
Viva-la-Warriors More than 1 year ago
I'm not one for historical movies (I like sci-fi and fantasy) but this was an exception. It had comic relief, romance, and annoying people that we love to hate. The characters are realistic and relatable, and the situations are understandable even today. It was awesome and I would recommend it to anybody.
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Voracious_Reader81 More than 1 year ago
Out of all the Jane Austen heroines, Emma has always been the one I have never really taken to (on paper or on the screen). However, this version made me love Emma... Romola Garai's interpretation is wonderful and the cinematography and overall design of the production is utterly beautiful. I have seen earlier BBC adaptations and the Hollywood version of the mid 90s and this one just blows them out of the water.
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Orla More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie so much because it was very true to the book as most as the BBC versions of Jane Austen's books are. I felt as if I was watching the book play out before me in my own living room. The actors played their parts splendidly, and I never wondered if someone else might have played them better. The DVD offers special features that take you behind the scenes of the costumes, locations and much more for EMMA.
simple_girl More than 1 year ago
I have seen numerous versions of Emma, and all of them fail to adequately capture Jane Austen's vision of Emma and Mr. Knightley. In this version Romola Garai portrays Emma the way that I have read about her in the novel: witty, vain, blonde, and unconsciously in love with Mr. Knightley. Jonny Lee Miller does an excellent job of showing the audience how torn he is between being Emma's only critic and being hopelessly in love with her. I will say that this version strays from the novel in places, but overall I loved it.
JennGrif More than 1 year ago
I was blown away by this masterful adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma. I watched it first on Masterpiece and almost immediately ordered a copy, knowing that future viewings were in order. I had high expectations given the excellent cast, and wasn't disappointed. The acting was superb, the costumes were gorgeous; even the music was perfect. I was a fan of the Gwyneth Paltrow version, but, in my opinion, this new BBC version has surpassed it. While Paltrow's Emma Woodhouse was regal and refined, Romala Garai has infused her Emma with a youthful exuberance and joy that is a delight to view, and more true to Austen's creation. The laugh-out-loud humor of the novel is not lost, thank goodness. Michael Gambon, who plays Emma's almost tragically overprotective father, has all the best lines, and adds beautiful warmth to the father-daughter relationship. Jonny Lee Miller's Mr. Knightley is quietly witty, all that a dashing Austen hero should be. There is a 10-minute verbal sparring scene between Emma and Mr. Knightley that shows the actors and writers at their best, and evidence enough that the BBC was right to give their Emma the 4-hour treatment. All of Austen's characters and minor characters are given room to breathe, but Emma is always front and center, right where she should be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended. After catching a bit of the 3-part series on TV, I felt compelled to purchase the DVD so I could enjoy the entire story. It was totally mesmerizing. The actress who plays the title role is fresh and engaging, as are the rest of the cast, especially her father (who most will recognize from his role in the Harry Potter movies). The costuming is lovely, the script adaptation retains the olde English feel yet is understandable to modern viewers, and the settings are lush and beautiful. I've long been a fan of masterpiece-theater type shows, but seldom spend money on them. I will watch this set again, and am happy to see it in my library.
dasNJ More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful version of Emma - much more indepth about the beginning of Emma's life and her friends. The details in the costume and houses are perfect. Romola Garai is an absolutely wonderful Emma. The age difference between Garai and Jonny Lee Miller is just right and believable. One of the last scenes when she is hiding behind the scrubbery is very well done. Michael Gambon is also totally believable as her elderly, fearful father. All the acting is superb! I never thought a version could be as good as the Paltrow/Northum film but this one is. The narration in the beginning reels you in and you see other details about the story you never realized.
mgoode More than 1 year ago
This a wonderful adaptation to Jane Austin's Emma. The production quality is first rate and the casting is spot on. I first saw this version on Masterpiece Theater and purchased it on the day of it's release. Jonny Lee Miller is Mr. Knightly. Move over Gwyneth Paltrow, there is a new Emma in Romola Garai. For anyone who loves Jane Austin this is the DVD for you. It's sectioned into four hour long episodes that are perfect for lonely nights.