August 19, 2015

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Far From the Madding Crowd out on Blu-ray #MaddingCrowdInsiders #review #ad



Carey Mulligan stars as a headstrong Victorian beauty in this sweeping romantic drama, based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy. Mulligan plays Bathsheba Everdene, an independent woman who attracts three different suitors: a sheep farmer (Matthias Schoenaerts); a dashing soldier (Tom Sturridge); and a prosperous, older bachelor (Michael Sheen). This timeless story of Bathsheba’s passions explores the nature of relationships, love and resilience.
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I had never heard of this movie, let alone the book it was based on...but after reading a blurb about it, I could not wait to watch it.  The movie focuses on Carey Mulligan's character "Bathsheba Everdene",  she is an intelligent, independent woman who seems to draw every man she meets attention.  Since she is such a strong and independent woman, the men are not use to  a feisty women like her and thus she has to choose among three suitors.    We are first introduced to a sheep farmer named Gabriel who is immediately smitten with Bathsheba and proposes to her.   Financial burdens and financial fortunes arise and the two part ways until they reconnect later.  Another suitor is Mr. William Boldwood, a shy, well-established local businessman who has deeper feeling for Bathsheba than she realizes and wants her to become Mr. Boldwold!  The last suitor is  a jerky (can you tell I dislike this character) is Sergeant Troy.  He sweeps Bathsheba off her feet with romance and excitement...but he is not all he seems to be.    

Who will she choose?  I had me favorite picked out and was rooting for my suitor throughout the film.  I won't give it away, but if you want a great movie that features a great cast and a heartwarming story, breathtaking scenery and a wonderful story, then you must check out this film! 
 
Blu-ray Special Features
·         Deleted Scenes + Extended Ending
o   Smokey Caravan
o   Fanny and Troy at Barracks
o   Valentine Inquiry
o   Boldwood Learns of Elopement
o   Troy and Bathsheba in the Morning
o   Tears of Regret
o   Boldwood’s Ring
o   Troy’s Funeral
o   The Wedding (Alternate Ending)
·         Bathsheba Everdene
·         The Suitors
·         Adapting Far From the Madding Crowd
·         The Look of Far From the Madding Crowd
·         Gabriel Oak
·         William Boldwood
·         Sergeant Troy
·         The Locations of Far From the Madding Crowd
·         Thomas Vinterberg
·         Theatrical Trailer

Far From the Madding Crowd Blu-ray + Digital HD

Screen Format:            Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio:                         English DTS-HD MA 5.1
Subtitles:                     English, Spanish, French
U.S. Rating                 PG-13
Total Run Time:          197 minutes
Closed Captioned:      Yes
Far From the Madding Crowd DVD
Street Date:                 August 4, 2015
Prebook Date:                         July 8, 2015
Screen Format:            Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio:                         English DD 5.1
Subtitles:                     English, Spanish, French
U.S. Rating                 PG-13
Total Run Time:          136 minutes
Closed Captioned:      Yes

Disclosure: I am a Fox Home Entertainment Insider.  I received a copy of this DVD for review purposes only.