Tom Jones details
|Starring:||Max Beesley, Samantha Morton, James D'Arcy, Benjamin Whitrow, Frances De La Tour|
Henry Fielding's Tom Jones - Disc 1
|15 Disc 1|
Henry Fielding's Tom Jones - Disc 2
|15 Disc 2|
|Run time:||5 hours 12 minutes|
|Rental release:||13 Mar 2006|
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A Superb and rewarding adaptationBy John Christy from Chiswick, London , 26 Mar 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]The BBC has done it again, this is another adaptation to rank with its finest. TOM JONES is intricate, daring, surprising and very funny. Max Beesley achieves the mix of innocence, good-heartedness, looks and sensuality that Tom must have. Brian Blessed is a revelation as Squire Western, looking more like a Hogarth caricature than seems humanly possible and the rest of the superb hand-picked supporting cast is faultless and each perfectly suited to their roles. For me this version of Henry Fielding's classic tale surpasses Tony Richardsons Best Picture Oscar-winner of 1963. I loved it so much; I went straight out and bought the DVD to add to my collection. Yes, it runs for 5 hours, but dont be put off by that as theres never a dull moment in this hugely enjoyable production.
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Bloody brilliantBy Bock (8 reviews) , 29 Aug 2013It was scandalous when this was shown on BBC. So imagine how scandalous the book was when published. Reckon it would be scandalous even now. Certain it would. The cast are perfect -ridiculously arousing. Blessed is his usual self. Bloody brilliant. Any fan of any 'costume drama' will love this so long as they don't mind a good helping of smut.
Excellent Film.....By a customer from Cambridgeshire , 28 Mar 2011This adaption of Tom Jones is an excellent representation of C18th attitudes towards children of unknown parentage, social standing and status, philosophical enlightenment thinking of the time and religious ideology.
Tom JonesBy a customer from Luton , 04 Apr 2009Good FIlm Great acting.
Fantastic Period DramaBy a customer from Tiverton , 17 Feb 2009This was an excellent period drama. I was very disappointed when it finished! Worth watching,
Tom Jones TV adaptionBy michaelto (6 reviews) from GLASGOW , 26 Sep 2008This is an excellent adaption of the eighteenth century's finest work of fiction. Brian Blessed's perfomance as Squire Weston is particularly memorable, as is Samantha Morton's role as as Sophia Weston. Tom Jones is the ultimate 'loveable rogue' and all the humour and drama captured in the Fielding novel is faithfully captured in this version. What surprises me is the adaptability of this work and its suitability for modern audiences, where contemporary discussions on sexuality and desire appear to be sharpened through the lens of the eighteenth century romp.