The Brontes of Haworth

The Brontes of Haworth

Postby bee » Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:04 am

Here's Acorn's press release for the new DVD set:
http://www.acornmedia.com/press/Brontes_of_Haworth.cfm

BTW, I have just "discovered" Alfred Burke thanks to his wonderful performance as Major Richter in "Enemy at the Door", so in addition to MK and the interesting suject, that's a third thing to look forward to.
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Re: The Brontes of Haworth

Postby jewell » Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:43 pm

Preorder from Amazon U.S. and save $4.00.

http://www.amazon.com/Brontes-Haworth-A ... 118&sr=8-1

My Christmas money gets spent sooo many times. I don't know how I'm able to stretch it like that. :noidea: :biggrin: :biggrin:

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Re: The Brontes of Haworth

Postby Sunshine » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:14 pm

The announcement from the TV Shows on DVD site:

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Bronte ... nced/16364
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Re: The Brontes of Haworth

Postby bee » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:20 am

Here is a review of the new DVD:
http://blogcritics.org/video/article/dv ... f-haworth/

[...] the focus for much of its first half is on Branwell [...]

That's o.k. with me! :D
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Re: The Brontes of Haworth

Postby Sunshine » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:37 am

I'm stunned that it was never shown on PBS' Masterpiece Theater or otherwise in the U.S. until now. Looking forward to it. :thumbsup:
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Re: The Brontes of Haworth

Postby Wolesley » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:45 am

I am certain I watched this film back in the 70s on the west coast of Canada, so it must have been broadcast by some network.

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Re: The Brontes of Haworth

Postby bee » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:41 pm

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Re: The Brontes of Haworth

Postby bee » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:50 pm

... and yet another, very good one:

http://tinyurl.com/7qq4nas
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Re: The Brontes of Haworth

Postby Sunshine » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:33 am

I just started watching. It is impressive. Glad U.S. viewers are finally seeing it. :thumbsup:
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Re: The Brontes of Haworth

Postby Sunshine » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:18 pm

I'm glad I'm not the only one who heard Simon and Garfunkel when I was watching the scene in Episode 3 (although I don't know whether the website creator has watched the series):

http://bjtanke.com/Bronte/page6xx.htm
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Re: The Brontes of Haworth

Postby ayresorchids » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:53 pm

My husband and I got an unintended giggle while watching that scene too, Sunshine. Branwell is so breathless with admiration as he says "Mrs. Robinson" to the coy lady, that, as they began their coded romantic talk, we could not resist adding, almost in unison, "...are you trying to seduce me?"
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Re: The Brontes of Haworth

Postby bee » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:11 pm

I love it when Mrs. Robinson says (about Branwell reading Byron): You certainly make me hear the angel in him when you read. There is such sympathy in your voice. It makes me want to cry.
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Re: The Brontes of Haworth

Postby bee » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:18 am

Did everyone else love this like I did? Just finished watching yesterday and I thought it was fantastic. I’m so glad that the new DVD release finally pushed me to watch this series.

Having recently watched The Fall of Eagles I was a little apprehensive that an overdose of make-up and hairdo would marr my enjoyment in watching MK act, but it actually worked out quite well. A bit sad that he was not in the last episode, but everybody else was great too. I really loved the girls, the script was excellent and the series actually looked good for something out of the seventies.

After racking my brain for a while because Mr. Nicholls looked so familiar I looked him up on imdb and of course he turned out to be a younger Mr. Bennet from P&P….
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Re: The Brontes of Haworth

Postby amiga » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:57 pm

bee wrote:Did everyone else love this like I did? Just finished watching yesterday and I thought it was fantastic. I’m so glad that the new DVD release finally pushed me to watch this series.


You've made me want to watch it again, Bee. I did love it, too, and thought MK was excellent as Bramwell, as well as everyone else in the cast.

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Re: The Brontes of Haworth

Postby bee » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:10 pm

According to the following article a new UK edition of TBOH is to be released.

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/n ... ed_on_DVD/

If you do not have the recent American version or another previous one, you can preorder here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brontes-Haworth ... 567&sr=1-2
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Re: The Brontes of Haworth

Postby Wolesley » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:13 pm

Yay! I have this on VHS, but its good to see it rereleased for a new or wider audience. Will the actors get new residual income?! :biggrin:

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Re: The Brontes of Haworth

Postby marigold » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:35 pm

An exhibit about Charlotte Bronte celebrating the 200th anniversary of her birth just opened in NYC at the Morgan Library to rave reviews; this is a link to the show's website: http://www.themorgan.org/exhibitions/charlotte-bronte

Friday's NY Times Art section shows a portrait Bramwell painted of himself and his three sisters although he painted himself out leaving a ghostly, white space. (No surprise but he was a rotten artist.) :eyeroll: Wonder if it will spark renewed interested in the MK film? A new production about the Bronte sisters (or maybe family) is in the TV offing.
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