Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

DVD - 2009
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When the beautiful and innocent Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting the manipulative Alec proves to be her downfall.
Publisher: [United States] : British Broadcasting Corporation, [2009]
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9781419878602
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (240 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jun 23, 2019

It was not an easy time to be poor, especially if your parents used you as a path for their own fulfillment and gain. Probably just as true now, so this story still resonates. But it's mostly dark and sad, so don't expect a "happy Hallmark" story line. Well acted and strong characters. Worth watching, but not exactly entertaining.

Dec 21, 2016

This was a wonderful adaptation of Hardy's novel. It was 4 hrs long (divided into separate episodes) but well worth the watch. It helped me understand the novel and was very accurate in depicting the scenes in the book. The 1979 version is an alternative (~3hrs) but I liked the 2008 version more, as it encompassed more scenes from the book.

brontelit87 Jan 25, 2012

This is a truly heart wrenching adaptation of Hardy's fascinating novel. Gemma Arterton is the perfect Tess; Hans Matheson is an appropriately disturbing, violent Alec D'Urberville; Eddie Remayne is good as Angel Clare (although I prefer the actor from the A & E production of _Tess_); the actors who portray the supporting characters are wonderful.
The score is haunting and moving as well.


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