Blu-ray Review: Jane Eyre is Remade Darker, Bigger and Better

I thought I was settling in for a boring chick flick. I could not have been further from the truth. You will never see this film on Spike TV or FX, there are no car chases or explosions. Still Jane Euyre is entertaining and great for a date night. Jane Eyre is a classic love story that has been remade a few times now.

With this new release director Cary Fukunaga takes the story darker than it has gone before. The images of Jane’s childhood are disturbing to say the least. The child is the victim of abuse, scorn and ridicule. You will find yourself enraged with her tormentors; the film seems to instill passion into the viewer.

With watered down love stories like Twilight Breaking Dawn being all the rage it is nice to see a love story finally done right. There is no sex in this movie, no one has the need to take their shirt off. There is only innuendo and titillation between the virginal Jane and the dark and kind of creepy Thornfield.

The cinematography is stunning . There are grand landscapes set to a backdrop of period appropriate music that wraps you in the surround sound.

OVERVIEW: One of the most cherished novels of all time, Charlotte Bronte’s classic romance has been boldly re-envisioned into the acclaimed Jane Eyre by award-winning director Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre). Hailed as “a splendid example of how to turn a beloved work of classic literature into a movie” by TheNew York Times, this sensuous, dramatic, and enthralling Focus Features film will be available on Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital Download and On-Demand on August 16, 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Starring Mia Wasikowska (Alice In Wonderland, The Kids Are All Right) and Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds), Jane Eyre is “a classic for a new generation” says Peter Travers, Rolling Stone. Wasikowska stars as the heroine who suddenly flees Thornfield Hall, the vast and isolated estate where she dares a deep connection with Thornfield’s brooding master,Edward Rochester (Fassbender). As she looks back upon the tumultuous events that led to her escape – the strange goings-on in Thornfield and the terrible secret that Rochester had hoped to hide from her forever – Jane reflects upon the people and emotions that have defined her and tested her resilience since being orphaned as a child. She realizes that she must conquer what haunts both her and Rochester