Egad, how did I miss this??

A new Jane Austen mini-series/movie!

Amanda Price is sick of the modern world. She yearns for the romance and elegance found in the books by her favorite author, Jane Austen. But she’s about to get a rude awakening as one fateful evening, she is propelled into the scheming 19th century world of Pride and Prejudice while that book’s Elizabeth Bennet is hurled into hers. As the book’s familiar plot unfolds, Amanda triggers new romantic twists and turns within the Bennet family circle as she clumsily tries to help the sisters nab husbands and even captivates the tantalizing Mr. Darcy herself. But what about Elizabeth…and what will become of one of the world’s greatest love stories?

It’s the premise for…

The cover of the newly-released DVD!
The cover of the newly-released DVD!

Ack! How did I not hear of this until today? (Rhetorical question, as I don’t watch much live TV anymore.) As an Austen fan for a very long time (it was her work that led me to grad school), and a fan of Pride & Prejudice in all its forms (I had at least three copies of the novel, a VHS of the first movie adaptation, and the five-part VHS set of “THE” definitive BBC movie version), you would think that I would have somehow heard about this UK series when it aired last year, or that it had aired on Oxygen in the States, or that it was coming to DVD today. But, no. I just stumbled upon it right now while searching for something else on Amazon, lol!

Then again…I just happened to find it on the day it was released? Hmmm…a quite fortunate coincidence, methinks! :lol:

I am in the process of getting a copy ASAP, because I am dying to watch it:

“Bring on the Darcy”…LOL!! And they even have him get wet, haha! An even better preview is at Amazon.

This has given me an idea…after seeing all the fun blog parties, and starting to take part in them, I am going to host a Jane Austen blog party sometime soon! Her birthday isn’t until December, so I’ll do a birthday party then (yeah, I’m such a geek!), but a springtime Austen party in the garden sounds divine, don’t you think?

Before I go off to hunt for a digital copy of Lost in Austen, let me leave you with this pic…when I was in Pasadena in January to work the Battlestar Galactica prop auction, I ran into some Jane Austen cosplayers! And of course, had to get a pic with them! I was there with friends to work the auction in costume, and we are all sci-fi fans…I think I surprised them by not only recognizing the Austen outfits, but being enough of a fan to ask for this pic. ROFL!

Me posing with the Jane Austen cosplayers I ran into in Pasadena.
Me posing with the Jane Austen cosplayers I ran into in Pasadena.

Time to be amiable to my roommate and order dinner…I will be sure to write up my impressions of the movie after I’ve seen it. :-)

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