After watching the newer version first, I found this one to be the same story line, but the cinematography here was very inferior...came across more like a stage play rather than an action film. I recommend the newer version for better entertainment.
A richer, racier telling of the Poldark saga - I think that I prefer this to the current version. There is an option for subtitles in the main menu, although I watched 2 dvd's before finding them.
Poldark was a British TV drama that mesmerized viewers in 1975 (with the second series in 1977). It made celebrities out of the actors and turned Robin Ellis who played Poldark into a national sex symbol. As a precursor to Downtown Abby, it started a entire genre. I liked it so much I bought my own copies of both seasons. BBC did a remake in 2015 - I still prefer the original of Poldark 1 & 2.
This video shows it's age as the DVD for the U.S. market did not include subtitles. Much harder to watch as I think that although I had well over 30 trips to England, dialects outside London require more concentration on my part. If a newer DVD with subtitles comes along then I would try again to watch this all the way through.
I had vivid memories of this series, which I saw during the 1970s on PBS so I just viewed it, wishing to see if it held up to my memories. It certainly does. Even with the 1970s production values, the perfect casting and passion far surpass the recent remake. All characters -- from major to minor -- cast so perfectly that one can't imagine a substitute. Alas, I can't say that for the remake.
Highly addictive (!) period costume melodrama .
This miniseries was engrossing. Ross Poldark is always rushing around being noble and rescuing people and fighting against injustice and bitter rivals. The second series isn't quite as good as the first, but still worth watching. There is a great article that lists the reasons to watch Poldark: http://thehairpin.com/2011/08/poldark-a-cornish-maxiseries-if-youre-craving-pasties-and-freckled-bosoms
Smugglers, murder and more. A thoroughly entertaining series, had to watch the whole thing as quickly as possible to see what would happen next.
A great series, couldn't stop watching!
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