The Scarlet Pimpernel - Series 1 details
|Starring:||Elizabeth McGovern, Martin Shaw, Richard E. Grant, James Callis|
|Studio:||STAX ENTERTAINMENT LTD|
The Scarlet Pimpernel - Series 1 - Disc 1
|TBC Disc 1|
The Scarlet Pimpernel - Series 1 - Disc 2
|TBC Disc 2|
|Run time:||4 hours 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Jul 2003|
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Lively, Entertaining, Educated - Fantastic!By a customer from Reading , 10 Apr 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]This is the most recent adaptation of The Scarlet Pimpernel, which was released by the BBC a few years ago and stars Richard E. Grant as the Pimpernel himself. Grant is eminently suited to the part and the series has a very lively feel to it ? with a perfect blend of action, excitement and tongue-in-cheek humour as the Pimpernel and his companions trick, con and cleverly master their way in and out of tricky situations, to rescue endangered people from the clasps of the Republicans in revolutionary France.
As the viewer you are brilliantly placed to be able to revel in The Pimpernel's successes and share in his excitement and pain as if you are in his inner circle of friends. I love this series ? it was fantastic on TV and it was great to watch again. I only wish they?d made more episodes!
On each disc you get two episodes, which are 1.5 to 2 hours long. This is definitely worth watching, and great entertainment for people of all ages because there is so much to appreciate. I highly recommend it!
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Light hearted, amusing, but don't expect it to be true to the bookBy a customer , 06 May 2012I loved the book, so was a little disappointed with the adaptation. It's loosely based on the characters Baroness de Orzcy created, but not her storyline which I feel the production would have benefited from. (The whole point is that the identity of the Pimpernel is not confirmed until the very end!) Saying that Richard E. Grant makes a passable Pimpernel but it is Chavelin who made the film. A light hearted, amusing watch for a Sunday afternoon.
Mixed feeling...By a customer from Trefechan, Aberystwyth , 04 Nov 2008I have mixed feeling about the Scarlet Pimpernel. The first episode took about 15 minutes to get into but was on the whole was an enjoyable episode with a gripping story and a well written script. Richard E. Grant gave a good performance delivering the comedy lines with gusto. But the second episode which I had been looking forward to was a disappointment. The script seemed disjointed and the acting was poor so we switched off half way through. I don't think I will try the second series but watch Richard E. Grant in something else instead!
Fantastic!By a customer from England , 23 Nov 2006Richard E Grant makes this Series., His swarve and charming character is just wonderful to watch, and you will find yourself laughing along with him. The plots are fast paced, and keep you guessing all the way through.
Witty Clever and well thought outBy Roger farrow from London UK , 15 Nov 2006This series is very very clever, witty, and deviously thought out. As well as being remarkably true to the feel and ingenuity of the original books!
It has the feel of a historic James Bond, with witty script, dastardly plans by the scheming French, daring do and outrageous rescues (of french aristocrates) by the heroic British scallywags (the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel) led of course by the Scarlet Pimpernel himself. Played by Richard E. Grant, possibly in one of his finest hours, this is a series not to miss, and would be good for adults and for teens too, some of it may be a little grim for younger children.
To sum up:
A fantastic series of heroic commedy definitely worth watching!
Really good entertainmentBy a customer from Shropshire , 02 Oct 2006Thoroughly entertaining. A very slick production of the Scarlet Pimpernel with Richard E Grant at his very best. The humour and sarcasm is impecable and well timed. I watched it first on the BBC and then again on disk. It's faired well and hasn't started to look dated.