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On DVD and Blu-ray Today: Jane Eyre

Available now on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital downloads is Focus Features' (Pride & Prejudice and Atonement)' latest film adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Judi Dench (Pride & Prejudice's Lady Catherine),  Sally Hawkins, (2007 Persuasion' Anne Elliot), and (Pride & Prejudice's Georgiana Darcy). 

 DVD Extras will include an audio commentary with director Cary Fukunaga, deleted scenes, and 3 featurettes ("A Look Inside Jane Eyre", "To Score Jane Eyre - Cary Fukunaga and Dario Marianelli Team Up", "The Mysterious Light of Jane Eyre"). The Blu-ray release will also include additional BD-Live features.

Go get your copy today! Buy it, rent it, Netflix it, or order either the DVD or Blu-ray versions of this film at Amazon.com.

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 (source: Amazon.com)

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Charlotte Brontë's Victorian romance is no stranger to the silver screen, but Sin Nombre director Cary Fukunaga's affecting and beautifully mounted adaptation is among the best. Sometimes, casting can make all the difference. In this case, Australia's Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) plays the determined Jane Eyre opposite Ireland's Michael Fassbender (Fish Tank) as the world-weary Edward Rochester (neither actor betrays their country of origin). Fukunaga begins with Jane's escape from Rochester's High Gothic Thornfield Hall before flashing back to the days when the plainspoken orphan lived with her cruel and resentful aunt (an unsympathetic Sally Hawkins). The aunt ships her off to a loveless charity school, where she still manages to receive a fine education, after which she lands a position as governess for Rochester's ward, Adèle. Though his housekeeper (Dame Judi Dench, excellent) makes Jane feel welcome, the brooding Rochester attempts to mock and demean her, but the quick-witted 19-year-old can hold her own. What might offend a more superficial man intrigues her employer (played by a gent more handsome than the author intended). Sparks fly, but he expresses greater interest in a local beauty. Just as Jane finally pierces Rochester's armor, she discovers his terrible secret, and hits the road. She meets a kindly missionary (Jamie Bell) and his sweet sisters, who offer her the family she never had, before a sequence of well-plotted developments allow Jane to forge her own future. For once, no one can stop her, making for a swoon-worthy, if bittersweet conclusion. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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  1. I live near Phoenix, and this movie had a very limited release. So I didn't get to see it in the theaters. I can't wait.

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  2. This never came to my city when it was in theaters, so I'm looking forward to getting my copy of this film. I just recently saw one of the many adaptations on Netflix. I've also seen another one, but I'm very much looking forward to seeing this one as I haven't seen it yet. Also, Judi Dench (Lady Catherine), Sally Hawkins (Anne Elliot of Persuasion) and Tamzin Merchant (Georgiana Darcy) are on this one...so can't wait to see them on this movie too!

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