Release Date:January 13,2009
Charles Ryder (Matthew Goode), a young man of modest means but considerable ambition, has just begun his studies at Oxford University, when he encounters flamboyant aristocrat and fellow student Sebastian Flyte (Ben Whishaw). Infatuated with his new friend's hedonistic lifestlye, Charles eagerly accompanies him to the family's opulent mansion, Brideshead, where he becomes entranced by the eccentric clan and the palatial 18th century estate. But when Charles falls for Sebastian's beautiful sister Julia (Hayley Atwell), his friend reacts with jealousy and the siblings' domineering mother, Lady Marchmain (Emma Thompson), rules out the possibility of marriage for reasons of class and religion. As Charles becomes further involved with the Marchmain family, he realizes that at Brideshead, everything comes at a price. Critics rave about Brideshead Revisisted, calling it, "A Masterpiece," (Rex Reed, New York Observer). Director Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane) transports viewers to patrician England in the 1920's where an aspiring young artist yearns for a woman and a house he can never attain. Shot in stunning locations in England, Morocco and Venice, and featuring spectacular costumes and sumptuous settings, Brideshead Revisited stars Matthew Good (Match Point), Hayley Atwell (The Duchess), Ben Wishaw (Perfume), Michael Gambon (The Good Shepherd) and two-time Oscar-winner Emma Thompson (1992 Best Actress, Howard's End; 1995 Best Adapted Screenplay; Sense and Sensibility). BONUS FEATURES -The World of Brideshead?Invites viewers to go behind the scenes with the cast and crew of Brideshead Revisited as they reveal the painstaking attention to detail required to capture the lavish world of British aristocracy between the wars. -Audio Commentary?Feature commentary with director Julian Jarrold, producer Kevin Loader and screenwriter Jeremy Brock. -Revealing Deleted Scenes?With optional commentary by director Julian Jarrold, producer Kevin Loader and screenwriter Jeremy Brock.