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Rebecca Goins Says, in 1-19-2010 at 00:44:10 from     

Well, I haven’t seen the series yet but I have been reading sme which sounds sad. Richard E. Grant is a great actor but being the lead in his movies was never his strong point. I liked him in the film Jack and Sarah co- starring with Samantha Mathis. They had that spark in the movie that made it wonderful. I would love to see Jane Seymour and Anthony Andrews come and make a series of The Scarlet Pimpernal. It would be great because they had that spark that made the whole movie. Watch it today you would love it.
Rating: 1 / 5

Catherine Michael Says, in 1-19-2010 at 03:35:50 from     

One reviewer here comments that the Pimpernel books are ones any child should read.

Well, not in the original perhaps: the Barnoness’ original “Scarlet Pimpernel” book is blatently anti-Semitic in the very “best” English uppercrust tradition of the sixteenth-twentieth centuries. In order to appear harmless and keep the villain at arms length, the hero disguises himself as a typical old dirty grasping servile cowering cowardly Jew. Let the kiddies watch the videos instead.

Rating: 3 / 5

Anonymous Says, in 1-19-2010 at 03:47:52 from     

I give these movies NEGATIVE stars, they are so awful. Even if we forget for the whole duration of these films that they IN NO WAY resemble the Orczy books AT ALL, they would *still* be bad movies. There is almost no coherency or plot in the entire movie. The script is trite and uninteresting. The acting is sub par and the “characters” (if you can call them that) do not evoke any empathy at all.

Rating: 1 / 5

TrezKu13 Says, in 1-19-2010 at 06:17:36 from     

Its not only insulting that this adaptation is nothing like the original stories, but it also is a pain to watch. Richard E. Grant just kind of goes from one line to another, and the script is timidly paced.

I was forced to read the Pimpernel for highschool English but found that I loved the story. If I was ever forced to watch this version I would hurt some one.
Rating: 1 / 5

Tanja Jensen Says, in 1-19-2010 at 08:07:44 from     

I’ve seen the scarlet pimperpel for so many times now, and I do not seem to get tired of it! It’s great!I think Richard E Grant gives a wonderful performance,and that goes for Elizabeth McGovern as well, I don’t see why most people dislike her, she is good, espcially in part III the kidnapped king!Most people have heard about the story about the scarlet pimpernel, and this dvd etc. is just one great tribute out of many. Do buy this title and you’ll be happy I am sure of it!
Rating: 5 / 5

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