PR: North and South [Acorn]

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Mr_Wolf
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PR: North and South [Acorn]

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What do Cranford, The House of Eliott and X-Men have in common?

NORTH AND SOUTH
The Powerful and Compelling Drama

Coming to DVD on 8 July 2013

PATRICK STEWART (X-Men/Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Rosalie Shanks (A Question of Guilt) star in North and South. This superb period drama is based on the 1855 novel of the same name by Elizabeth Gaskell (Cranford) and has been hailed as one of the great works of the industrial revolution grappling with the new world and society that was erupting in England’s green and pleasant land. This production also benefits from the skills of director Rodney Bennett acclaimed for The Darling Buds of May and The House of Eliott,

Margaret Hale, 19, has her life turned upside down when her father, the pastor, leaves the Church of England and settles with his wife and daughter in the Black Country. A textile-producing region, it is engaged in cotton-manufacturing and is in the midst of the upheaval of the industrial revolution where masters and workers clash in the first organized strikes.

Margaret finds the bustling, smoky town of Milton harsh and strange and she is upset by the poverty all around and by her meetings with a Mr Thornton (Patrick Stewart). From the outset, Margaret and Thornton are at odds with each other: she sees him as coarse and unfeeling; he sees her as haughty. But he is attracted to her beauty and self-assurance and she begins to admire how he has lifted himself out of poverty.

A gripping drama, unavailable for too long, comes to DVD this July courtesy of Acorn Media.
Title: North and South Release Date: 8 July 2013
Cat No: AV3103 RRP: £19.99
Run Time: 199 mins approx on 2 discs Certificate: PG
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I always enjoy these period dramas from the '70s. Pleased to see that Acorn are coming up with some really interesting releases lately

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Brilliant news! Been waiting for ages to see this.

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