Login Shopping Cart My Account TrackOrder
  Main Books Music DVDs Forum Spotlight Help
  Top 10s Our Picks New Arrivals Great Deals Short Quantities Notable DVDs
Home > DVDs > Drama > Drama
Advanced Search
My Emma
and save 10% on your next order.
Visit us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See our Pictures on PInterest
 Shopping Cart
0 item(s) in your cart
Subtotal : $0.00
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Icon Description
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable DVDs
Clearance Sale
movie group
More DVDs
Other works of
Colin Firth
Laurence Olivier
To find more items like this one, go to:

Lost Empires

Colin Firth, Laurence Olivier, John Castle & others. Alan Grint, director.
Studio Acorn Media
Format 3 DVDs Full screen
DVD Encoding
Region 1: North America  (What is DVD encoding?)
MPAA Rating
Not Rated
UPC 054961853397
Runtime/Release Date 6 hrs 50 mins/2011
Daedalus Item Code 48247
This item is not available.
Colin Firth leads an all-star cast in this sumptuous PBS miniseries from the late 1980s, adapted from J.B. Priestley's 1965 novel about a young Yorkshireman named Richard Herncastle. Eager to see more of the world, Herncastle (Firth) joins a traveling stage act run by his uncle Nick (John Castle). His new colleagues are singers, dancers, acrobats, jugglers, and comedians, including one (Emmy nominee Laurence Olivier) whose best days are well behind him. Captivated by the group's female performers, Richard embarks upon a series of love affairs as the act tours the length and breadth of pre-war Britain.

"Gorgeously mounted ... filled with wonderful characters and bravura turns.... Heartily recommended."—NY Times

"Thoroughly engrossing."—LA Times

"Lost Empires deserves a standing ovation. It delivers a story that is not dependent upon glitz, special effects, stereotype or threadbare themes. For regular watchers of 'Masterpiece Theatre' … [it] lives up to the series' usual high standards of quality and innovation. And new viewers will find 'Lost Empires' to be a paradise found."—Chicago Sun-Times

"It's eight hours of jugglers, soft-shoe dancers, musicians, magicians, comics, clandestine love affairs, beatings, murder, drugs, dwarfs, depravity and nudity, all played against the music of the age—'Alexander's Ragtime Band,' 'Maple Leaf Rag,' 'Shine on Harvest Moon,' 'Waitin' for the Robert E. Lee,' and 'I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now.' It's illusion on stage, disillusion off, a blend of hard-core reality and soft-core fantasy."—Boston Globe

You might also like:
The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, Set 1: Master of the Moor; Vanity Dies Hard; The Secret House of Death; The Double
Colin Firth, Robert Urquhart, Eleanor David, Mark Frankel, Amanda Redman, Camilla Power & others.
Publisher: Acorn Media.   Format: 3 DVDs, boxed Full screen. UPC: 054961907199.  Daedalus Item Code: 48272
List Price: $49.99 Sale Price: $19.98 You Save: $30.01
Others who bought this item also bought
Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic & others. Mike Mills, director.
Publisher: Universal.   Format: DVD Full screen. UPC: 025192095139.  Daedalus Item Code: 48132
List Price: $19.98 Sale Price: $6.98 You Save: $13.00
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Reading Group Picks
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Music
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable DVDs
Movie Group Picks
Customer Service
How to Order
Contact Us
About Us
Privacy Policy
My Account
Forgot Password?
Change Your Info
Order History
Web Site Preference
Easy Order Form
Gift Cards
Track Order
Order online or call 1-800-395-2665 (U.S.) or 1-410-309-2705 (Outside U.S. & Canada)
This site features merchandise from our catalogs and store, in addition to items available only online. Availability may vary.
©2015 Daedalus Books, Inc. | Contact customer service at custserv@daedalusbooks.com