Damian Lewis, Gina McKee, and Rupert Graves! "A ripping good story" - San Francisco Chronicle; "Marvelous" - The Sunday Times (U.K.); "Great drama" - TV Guide.
With sumptuous costumes, bold characterizations, and slow-burn action, these two complete series tell the story of a family bitterly divided by ambition, adultery, and revenge. Featuring "stunning performances" (The New York Times) from an all-star cast led by Damian Lewis (Homeland, Band of Brothers), these adaptations of John Galsworthy's celebrated novels impressed critics and fans alike when they aired on Masterpiece Theatre.
Set from the late Victorian era through the 1920s, the dramas follow two generations of the Forsyte family, each marked by petty jealousies, disastrous love affairs, and tragic consequences. Also starring Gina McKee (Notting Hill), Rupert Graves (V for Vendetta), Ioan Gruffudd (Horatio Hornblower), and Corin Redgrave (Trial & Retribution).
This coming Tuesday, on August 14th
, Acorn Media releases The Forsyte Saga Collection
, a 5-DVD gift set with 2 complete miniseries: the 2002 production of The Forsyte Saga
(6 episodes), and the 2003 production of The Forsyte Saga: To Let
(4 episodes). Previously available separately - right after the were originally broadcast! - this new release is presented in anamorphic widescreen video, English stereo sound, and with closed captioning on both miniseries and English subtitles on the second one. Additionally there are extras in the form of a Making-Of Featurette for the original saga, Photo Galleries for both, a John Galsworthy biography and booklist, and cast biographies and filmographies. Price is $79.99 SRP in the USA, and CA$99.99 SRP in Canada. Here's a look at the box art: