Rent Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell (2015)

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6h 53min
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Synopsis:
The year is 1806. England is beleaguered by the long war with Napoleon, and centuries have passed since practical magicians faded into the nation's past. But scholars of this glorious history discover that one remains: the reclusive Mr. Norrell, whose displays of magic send a thrill through the country. Proceeding to London, he raises a beautiful woman from the dead and summons an army of ghostly ships to terrify the French. Yet the cautious, fussy Norrell is challenged by the emergence of another magician: the brilliant novice Jonathan Strange. Young, handsome and daring, Strange is the very antithesis of Norrell. So begins a dangerous battle between the two great men.
Their obsessions and secret dabblings with the dark arts will cause more trouble than they can imagine.
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Directors:
Producers:
Greg Dummett, Nick Hirschkorn
Writers:
Susanna Clarke, Peter Harness
Studio:
Acorn Media
Genres:
British TV, TV Dramas, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/06/2015
Run Time:
413 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The Making of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
  • Deleted Scenes and more
  • Making-of Shots: Episodes 1 and 2
  • Two Picture Galleries
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. The Friends of English Magic
2. How Is Lady Pole?
3. The Education of a Magician
4. All the Mirrors of the World
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
5. Arabella
6. The Black Tower
7. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
- Special Features
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/06/2015
Run Time:
413 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • The Making of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
  • Deleted Scenes and more
  • Making-of Shots: Episodes 1 and 2
  • Two Picture Galleries
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. The Friends of English Magic
2. How Is Lady Pole?
3. The Education of a Magician
4. All the Mirrors of the World
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
5. Arabella
6. The Black Tower
7. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
- Special Features

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Reviews (1) of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell

Fantasy Magical Hokum BBC Drama - Overlong with 7 episodes - Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell review by PV

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14/12/2023

I have this novel and it is HUGE, maybe 600+ pages - have not read it yet. Not sure if I shall based on this despite the massive puff & hype about the novel which won awards I think and got loads of praise in the press.

I found this, in a word, dull. All about magic with spells and CGI effects - it all came over very Harry Potter to me.

maybe it would appeal more to those who like fantasy films/books? Lord of the Rings, Potter etc. I found it tedious.

Great cast and some top actors but... I did not believe a word of it, and sort of did not see the point of it all. I actually laughed out loud in places, it was so absurd - what with magic spells, lifted motifs from any hammer Horror and fairytale you can think of. i almost expected fairies and pixies and gnomes and elves to appear... Why not? everything else does.

Some may enjoy it. I did not and found it pointless, meandering, overlong with silly plot development and character arcs.

I hated the occasional woke lectures and preaching about slavery - though this was made 2015. These days this wokery would be FAR worse.

7 hour-long episodes of it too! That is long.

So for me personally 1 star but I award 3 stars as many who are a match for this genre may like it more than me or even love it. A mismatch for me.

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