Patrick Stewart in featured in one of his early roles in the drama "North & South" - resurrected in the worldwide DVD debut this July 2, and it's one to own!
The series, starring Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek, I, Claudius) in one of his earlier roles.
In the outstanding BBC period drama, "North & South" makes its long-awaited worldwide DVD debut from Acorn on July 2, 2013. Though broadcast on the BBC in 1975, the series likely never aired in the U.S., so this release is the first opportunity for U.S. audiences to see the miniseries.
A classic, slow-burn British romance and a clear-eyed view of the Industrial Revolution, North & South depicts the tensions of the Victorian era, as traditional society clashed with the coming of the modern world.
NORTH & SOUTH - DVD Debut on July 2, 2013
Based on Elizabeth Gaskell’s Victorian love story
The outstanding BBC period drama, starring Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek, I, Claudius), North & South makes its long-awaited worldwide DVD debut from Acorn on July 2, 2013.
A classic British romance in the vein of Pride and Prejudice and Middlemarch, this popular program is based on the celebrated novel by Elizabeth Gaskell (Cranford, Wives and Daughters) and depicts the tensions of the Victorian era, as traditional society clashed with the coming of the modern world. Both a slow-burn romance and a clear-eyed view of the Industrial Revolution, North & South captivates with a magnetic performance from future star Patrick Stewart.
Though broadcast on the BBC in 1975, the series likely never aired in the U.S., so this release is the first opportunity for U.S. audiences to see the miniseries. The DVD 2-Disc set includes four episodes ($39.99, AcornOnline.com). The miniseries co-stars Rosalind Shanks (A Question of Guilt) and Rosalie Crutchley (By the Sword Divided).
Independent-minded Margaret Hale (Rosalind Shanks) moves with her parents to Milton, a manufacturing city in England’s north. Compared to the bucolic south where she was raised, Milton stifles Margaret with industrial smoke and soot—and she takes an instant dislike to John Thornton (Patrick Stewart) the ambitious and severe mill owner. But amid a workers’ strike and family misfortunes, Margaret begins to reconsider her sentiments.
Street Date: July 2, 2013
DVD 2-Disc – 4 episodes – Approx. 207 min. – British drama – SDH subtitles
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