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Based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
Bonus features: commentary with director; Anna Karenina: an epic story about love; on set with director Joe Wright; dressing Anna; Keira as Anna; adapting Tolstoy; Anna Karenina: time-lapse photography; deleted scenes.
Keira Knightley, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Matthew Macfadyen, Jude Law, Kelly MacDonald.
Set in late 19th century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
I was really looking forward to this one because I like Russian dramas, and it was billed as being by the same makers as "Pride & Prejudice," and I loved that movie. But I agree with the other two reviewers that this was really hard to get through. I think I fell asleep through the end. The costumes and cinematography were the best parts of the whole thing. I did like that it was a unique take on sets than what I've ever seen in a movie, and it seemed to bring in the whole Russian ballet element. But the characters were all so terrible, it was hard to see how this could be billed as a romance. If anything it did make me want to read the book to see if there is some moral there that I was missing.