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lesbiassparrow ([personal profile] lesbiassparrow) wrote2011-07-03 07:00 pm
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The Scarlet Pimpernel (1998)

Lo and behold my UK DVDs arrived and they actually play in my Blu-Ray. No idea why but I am not complaining. I am rewatching the first three episodes (where sadly Sir Percy does not ever put on one single wart. Or cackle while dressed as an old woman. This is very tragic.) in preparation for the second series which I have never seen. HE HAS DISGUISES IN THAT ONE. And warts. THERE HAD BETTER BE WARTS. Hairy ones.

I really like that Marguerite has clearly got a past in this series. I know it's not as in the books, but then no woman could possibly be like Marguerite in the books and I've yet to see an adaptation that points out that she primarily married Percy for his money and his devotion to her rather than for love. Sir Percy is Richard E. Grant who has magnificent cravats and plays the fop very well.

Anyway, I'm on the second episode, the one with the evil Madame Guillotine. She kills nuns! And priests! And anyone else she comes across! You have to admit that she's thorough, which is to be commended. And this episode has Gaius Baltar in it, only he's not Gauius, he's a royalist fighting in the woods with someone's fake daughter.
morwen_peredhil: (within temptation the unforgiving)

[personal profile] morwen_peredhil 2011-07-04 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
The majority of Blu-rays discs are region-free at the moment. You can check the region-free/-locked status of particular titles at the Blu-ray Region Code Database.

WARTS IN HIGH-DEFINITION, YAY?

[identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com 2011-07-04 05:01 am (UTC)(link)
Alas the warts won't be in high-definition (I love warty disguises) as it's just a DVD. But still, I shall get to see them.

I had no idea that blu-rays might be region free. It's quite a delightful discovery.

[identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com 2011-07-04 02:58 am (UTC)(link)
Ooooh, there's a second series? I can't remember if i thought these were good at all, but they were my intro to elizabeth MCgovern.

[identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com 2011-07-04 05:02 am (UTC)(link)
Sadly they killed her off for the second series. I hope the warts make up for her loss.

[identity profile] jenavira.livejournal.com 2011-07-04 03:59 pm (UTC)(link)
I kind of love not!Gaius in that episode, he's so tragic. But the third episode of the first series is my favorite.

[identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com 2011-07-06 05:16 am (UTC)(link)
Not!Gaius was tragic with his tragic love and his completely horrible plans. It made me wonder how he'd survived so long in the woods with his army.