|Amanda Root, Ciarán Hinds, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman & others. Roger Michell & Ang Lee, directors|
(Academy Award Winner/ Sense and Sensibility (Best Adapted Screenplay); also nominated for Best Picture, Actress (Emma Thompson), Supporting Actress (Kate Winslet), Cinematography; BAFTA winner for Best Single Drama/Persuasion) There have been many adaptations of Jane Austen's novels in recent decades, but this two-disc set contains two of the most beloved, both from 1995. Sense and Sensibility (1995) stars Emma Thompson as reticent Elinor and Kate Winslet as the impetuous Marianne, sisters whose loss of fortune jeopardizes their hopes for marriage. Austen's posthumous masterpiece Persuasion is the story of Anne Elliot (Amanda Root), who may have missed her chance at happiness when her family coerced her into rejecting the dashing Captain Wentworth (Ciarán Hinds). When the sailor returns from battle an affluent hero, timid Anne's hopes rise, but both will face myriad obstacles.