Special features include the following featurettes: Behind The Scenes Of The Jane Austen Book Club (20 minutes), The Life Of Jane Austen (22 minutes), The Book Club: Deconstructed (12 minutes), and Walking The Red Carpet: Los Angeles Premiere (three minutes); seven deleted scenes; a commentary track by cast and crew; and previews.
DVD General Information
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
For mature thematic material, sexual content, brief strong language and some drug use
With six months to read six novels, the six members of The Jane Austen Book Club take reading the classics to new heights. The reading group consists of five women and one man, who decide to get together regularly to discuss the English writer
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a somewhat soft image, with relatively poor resolution at times that makes faces look waxy and plugged-up. There are times, however, when the images can look nicely detailed. Color fidelity is fairly good and contrast is nicely balanced. Black levels are fairly deep and shadow delineation is adequate. Edge enhancement is noticeable from time to time, but pixel breakup is not much of a problem. (Danny Richelieu)
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