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May 29, 2006


Filed under: Uncategorized — by bronteana @ 4:59 pm

Jane Eyre 1973 Available for Pre-Order from Amazon

You can now pre-order the DVD of the BBC’s 1973 mini-series of Jane Eyre starring Sorcha Cusack and Michael Jayston at, and The region one edition will not be available at until July 25th, but it is cheaper than other online stores including Acorn from whom you can order a copy right now, and get it sooner than expected (their shipping is really fast). The release date for the UK is still June 5th.

I came across some interesting technical specifications for this production for anyone who is interested.

When submitted to the BBFC the work had a running time of 247m 18s. This work was passed with no cuts made. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles. 00:49:22:02 JANE EYRE – PART ONE00:47:35:14 JANE EYRE – PART TWO00:49:55:02 JANE EYRE – PART THREE00:49:53:03 JANE EYRE – PART FOUR00:50:31:24 JANE EYRE – PART FIVE Details are likely to be more complete and accurate for the version submitted most recently.When a film is transferred to video the running time will be shorter by approximately 4% due to the differing number of frames per second. This does not mean that the video version has been cut or re-edited.

The series recieved a PG rating for “mild violence and distress.”


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