Good news for Lost in Austen fans!
The widescreen DVD of the television mini-series will be available for purchase in North America on April 14th. This British ITV production aired in the UK and Canada last fall and in the US in January on the Ovation network.
If you were lucky enough to see Lost in Austen, you know that it is a time travel parody of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice where Amanda Price (Jemima Rooper), a contemporary London bank clerk is transported back in time to her favorite novel, Pride and Prejudice where she lives with the Bennet family at Longbourn and meets Mr. Darcy (Elliot Cowan). Her experience there is oddly out of step with the book and her attempts to fix things to match the novel are hilarious.
If you missed the Ovation broadcast in January, buying the DVD in April may be your only chance to view it this year. If taken as a pastiche, it is immensely enjoyable and I recommend pre-ordering it for your Austen movie library. If you order it by February 3rd at Barnes & Noble, you can take advantage of their buy two DVD’s and get the third free special. What a deal!
You can read reviews of the production at Jane Austen's World and Austenprose.
Cheer, Laurel Ann, Austenprose