Poldark

Poldark

Series 1

DVD - 2012
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"A wounded Ross returns from the American Revolution after a brave escape from a French prison camp. He finds his father dead, the woman he loves engaged to another man, and a viperous businessman eager to drive his family from their land."--container.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, 2012
ISBN: 9781598287561
1598287567
Branch Call Number: DVD SERIES POLDA
Characteristics: Laser optical
optical
4 videodiscs (approximately 821 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Originally issued in an 8-disc set as Poldark, the complete collection
Features: cast filmographies; historical background on Cornwall
Based on the novels by Winston Graham

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ballycootie
Nov 22, 2016

A richer, racier telling of the Poldark saga - I think that I prefer this to the current version. There is an option for subtitles in the main menu, although I watched 2 dvd's before finding them.

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lydschar4
Jun 28, 2016

Poldark was a British TV drama that mesmerized viewers in 1975 (with the second series in 1977). It made celebrities out of the actors and turned Robin Ellis who played Poldark into a national sex symbol. As a precursor to Downtown Abby, it started a entire genre. I liked it so much I bought my own copies of both seasons. BBC did a remake in 2015 - I still prefer the original of Poldark 1 & 2.

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tenet
Mar 14, 2016

Rated 8/10.

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Chiefs1970
Feb 29, 2016

This video shows it's age as the DVD for the U.S. market did not include subtitles. Much harder to watch as I think that although I had well over 30 trips to England, dialects outside London require more concentration on my part. If a newer DVD with subtitles comes along then I would try again to watch this all the way through.

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pattyf_allston2
Oct 24, 2015

I had vivid memories of this series, which I saw during the 1970s on PBS so I just viewed it, wishing to see if it held up to my memories. It certainly does. Even with the 1970s production values, the perfect casting and passion far surpass the recent remake. All characters -- from major to minor -- cast so perfectly that one can't imagine a substitute. Alas, I can't say that for the remake.

kevfarley Apr 03, 2013

Highly addictive (!) period costume melodrama .

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ElectricMayhem
Nov 10, 2011

This miniseries was engrossing. Ross Poldark is always rushing around being noble and rescuing people and fighting against injustice and bitter rivals. The second series isn't quite as good as the first, but still worth watching. There is a great article that lists the reasons to watch Poldark: http://thehairpin.com/2011/08/poldark-a-cornish-maxiseries-if-youre-craving-pasties-and-freckled-bosoms

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tm77
Jul 16, 2011

Smugglers, murder and more. A thoroughly entertaining series, had to watch the whole thing as quickly as possible to see what would happen next.

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bridgitallan
Mar 17, 2011

A great series, couldn't stop watching!

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sanjosemom
Aug 04, 2010

It is hard to believe that this great series is 35 years old! This series and Upstairs Downstairs made me go to England and Cornwall many years ago. Great story, acting, music,and dialogue. Can't wait till series 2 comes out on dvd. Closed captions means no dialogue is missed. Highly recommended.

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