Watching Pride & Prejudice film on Blu-ray
But first, check out and read my previous post about...
Pride & Prejudice Movie: Little things you may have failed to notice upon first viewing...
Three years ago, I started listing the random lil' things I failed to noticed in Things you failed to notice upon first viewing... (on standard dvd) thread at the P&P Forum and fellow members/P&P fans had also listed their own list of things they failed to noticed in their first few (or even as many times as an astonishing 50+ more times of) viewings. Check it out! You'll read some interesting things a lot of us have failed to noticed because we were too busy staring at the handsome Mr. Darcy or his lady love, Lizzie Bennet...even though we've seen this film too many times, lol.
Now, onto the new things I discovered upon my first view viewing of P&P on blu-ray...
Here are the characters name change and locations from the book she was reading:
(image source: Jane Austen Daily)
Elizabeth = Katherine
Darcy = Cardy
Lydia = Sophia
Bingleys = Ainleys
Miss Bingley = Miss Ainley
Pemberley = Eastley
Derbyshire = Wiltshire
Georgiana = Charlotte
The Gardiners = relatives
In the last paragraph, it read like this...
With the- At the beginning of the film where we hear "Dawn" playing, Mary was seen playing the piano...and there it sounded like you hear the sound of Mary's piano playing...
Gardinersrelatives, they were always on the most intimate terms. DarcyCardy, as well as ElizabethKatherine, really loved them; and they were both ever sensible of the warmest gratitude towards the persons who, by bringing her into DerbyshireWiltshire, had been the means of uniting them.
- Some wine glasses are randomly and clearly seen on the bleachers where Charlotte and Lizzie were watching and listening to Bingley and Darcy's conversations.
- Darcy had his eyes only for Lizzie on both the Meryton and Netherfield Balls.
- I just noticed that Betsy (the maid), besides her random humming songs, she actually uttered a small line handing Jane the letter that Caroline Bingley wrote to her from Netherfield Hall. The letter's text to: Miss Jane Bennet of Longbourne, Hertfordshire (though you can only see "H" on the still) and Betsy said: "A letter addressed to Miss Bennet, ma'am...from Netherfield Hall."
- Also, Betsy can be seen pretty much at every Bennet house scenes as well as the other servants like Mr. and Mrs. Hill.
- After the scene where Jane went to the Netherfield Hall on a horseback to see the Bingleys where she sneezed and got ill, Lizzie was walking in the rain in the next scene where they have hanging clothes outside their house, you can see the chickens (and swans and goose?) clearly running around in front of her when she knocked at the door where Mr. Bennet opened it.
- The pig on the Bennets looks even huge on blu-ray! Not too mention lights from the candles (on every scene you see it in the movie) looked pretty big (see a still of Jane with candle lights to your right!) as well.
- When Mr. Collins first arrived at the Bennets home, I just noticed his carriage behind him, which I never noticed on my countless viewings on standard dvd, lol.
- It's more clearer now on blu-ray when Mr. Bennet and the girls giggled when Mr. Collins was talking about Lady Catherine's daughter Anne and her "phaetons and ponies," lol...
- When Mr. Collins was telling Mrs. Bennet after dinner that the "eldest Miss Bennet has captured his special attention," you can see Mr. Bennet and his daughters at the drawing room in the background clearly with Jane fanning herself and yawning and Mary on a table nearby writing.
- Part of Lizzie's hair was in braid and it looked like a head band or was styled to look like a head band for the Netherfield Ball.
- Mr. Collins rode his own carriage solo to the Netherfield Ball. Looks like none of the Bennets rode with him, lol.
- For the Netherfield Ball, it looked like small white pearls are styled around Lizzie's hair with matching earings like a Christmas tree lights/ornaments, very interesting that it wasn't white flowers as they looked like on standard DVD. On blu-ray it was clear that it wasn't flowers, but they looked like small white pearls!!! Very interesting!
- When Mr. Collins asked the Bennets if he could have a "private audience with Miss Elizabeth," Mary looked up to him and had a brief smile. She clearly has a thing for him in this version.
Joe Wright on his P&P DVD commentary, "Rosamund Pike is obsessed with ribbons") and Mary and Lizzie both carried books in some scenes in the movie, Mrs. Bennet had apples and The Gardiners (especially Mr. Gardiner always eating a pie!) are always eating and drinking at every scene, lol. Very interesting!
- After Lizzie decline Mr. Collins proposal, the eavesdroppers aka Bennet women, lol...opened the door and you can see Collins looked at Mary briefly as Mary tried to smile, lol.
- Though I've noticed in my previous viewings on standard DVD the scene where Lydia was saying goodbye to her family and Wickham pulled her arms to sit back down the carriage! On blu-ray, I noticed how clear that part of that scene was and how Wickham was mean and scolding Lydia! Definitely a "a reference to domestic violence there from Mr. Wickham to Lydia," as director Joe Wright had pointed out on his P&P DVD Commentary about this scene.
- I just noticed for the first time ever (after countless of viewings on standard dvd) four swans swimming (not like seven swans swimming like on the Twelve Days of Christmas song, lol) on the lake just in front of the Pemberley House just before the US Ending "Mr. & Mrs. Darcy" scene. It's funny 'cause Joe Wright mentioned it on his DVD commentary and I never noticed it till recently when I watched it on blu-ray, lol. Very interesting!
And many more...but those are the ones I can remember seeing for now... after seeing P&P movie (again) on blu-ray. I'm sure I'll see more when I watch the movie over and over again.