Actors: Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, Laurence Olivier, Claire Bloom, Stephane Audran Directors: Charles Sturridge Format: PAL, Colour, Full Screen, HiFi Sound Language: English Subtitles: English Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1 Number of discs: 4 Classification: 15 Studio: ITV Studios Home Entertainment DVD Release Date: 12 Sept. 2011 Run Time: 663 minutes
Digitally re-mastered for the very first time, Brideshead Revisited is based on Evelyn Waugh's classic novel. Jeremy Irons stars as Charles Ryder, a disillusioned army captain who is moved to reflect on his languid days in the enchanted castle that was Brideshead, home of the aristocratic Marchmain family whose acquaintance Charles made in the company of Oxford classmate, the charming wild-child Sebastian.
Anthony Andrews co-stars as the doomed Sebastian. Sebastian takes Charles under his wing but vows early on that he is not going to let Charles get mixed up with his family. But mixed up Charles gets. He becomes a friend and confidante, not to mention a lover, to Sebastian's sister Julia (Diana Quick). Meanwhile, the self-destructive Sebastian's life spirals out of control.
Brideshead Revisited boasts a distinguished ensemble cast, including Laurence Olivier in his Emmy Award-winning role as the exiled Lord Merchmain, Claire Bloom as Lady Merchmain, and the magnificent John Gielgud as Charles' estranged father. Grand locations and a haunting musical score make this a memorable revisit of an irretrievable bygone era.
• Winner of 17 international awards including two Golden Globes and a Primetime Emmy • Emmy Award - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special - Laurence Olivier • 7 BAFTA TV Awards • Golden Globes - Winner of Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV & Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV (Anthony Andrews • British Broadcasting Press Guild - Best Television Series/Serial • Television Craft Awards - Make-up, Costume Design
• Commentaries with: Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Nickolas Grace, Anthony Andrews, Producer Derek Granger and Director Charles Sturridge • Audio Commentaries: Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg • Stills Gallery - Featuring previously unseen stills from private collections • Documentary 'The Making of Brideshead' • Deleted Scenes
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