Bleak House details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Charles Dance, Johnny Vegas, Gillian Anderson, Liza Tarbuck, Charlie Brooks|
|Directors:||Susanna White, Justin Chadwick|
|Genres:||Drama, Television - Series/Miniseries|
|Studio:||2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO|
Bleak House - Disc 1
|TBC Disc 1|
Bleak House - Disc 2
|TBC Disc 2|
Bleak House - Disc 3
|TBC Disc 3|
|Run time:||7 hours 45 minutes|
|Rental release:||20 Feb 2006|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
Most helpful review
BBC at its bestBy Peter Carr from Folkestone Kent , 17 Feb 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]This was a brave venture by BBC to serialise Bleak House much as Dickens wrote it i.e. in episodes.The transfer to tv written by Andrew Davies(also did the much acclaimed Pride and Prejudice)is excellent and completely faithful to the text.The cast reads like a whos who of the british theatrical establishment and all of the performances are exellent.Watch out for some great unexpected cameos e.g.Johnny Vegas as the sly drunkard landlord.
The plot of Bleak House is one of Dickens most complex revolving around the drawn out court case between Jarndyce v Jarndyce alongside numerous sub plots.Despite this the storyline is very gripping and draws you in like a modern thriller.
My only gripe about the production is the camera work which is often jerky or handheld and can be a bit distracting.Nevertheless after being rationed to 1/2 hour episodes its good to have the whole series pulled together on dvd.
If you missed it on tele rent it now.It will not disapoint even if you dont think you are a Dickens fan.
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Charles Dickens at its best.By a customer , 18 Apr 2013Absolutely first class! It is so difficult to get a Dickens story right on film but this manages to do so. Superbly acted by all the cast with no exception. Wish there was more of this kind of material in circulation.
Simply SuperbBy arthurm (1 review) , 27 Dec 2012This BBC serial adaptation of Charles Dickens' Bleak House has to be the best television adaptation of one of his books I have yet seen. Superbly written, directed and acted, with ultra realistic sets. If you are a fan of Dickens then Andrew Davis' wonderful adaptation will satisfy in every way, and so wonderfully true to the book. Why can't all the TV adaptations be this good!!!
Bleak house? Bliss.By oJo (29 reviews) from Hemel Hempstead , 08 Nov 2012Why, oh why, do not more people watch this and try(!) to match it. How comes it's so difficult to make good( and this is better than good) honest films.
Boardwalk Empire is one such I can bring to mind. In fact I would go so far as to put them on level pegging. There, iv'e said it!
Watch both in tandem. Enjoy.
6 out of 5By lailuakekai (1 review) , 10 Oct 2012I'd give it 6 stars if I could - the only bad thing about it was that it had to end. Brilliant adaptation, cast, camerawork and story; appealed equally to 43 year old mum & 14 year old son.
Bleak HouseBy carroteater (6 reviews) from Taynuilt , 05 Sep 2012Couldn't stand Dickens until I saw this - then I read the book and realised that the film is so close to the book that it could have been the book springing to life from the page. Amazingly atmospheric.