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The Masterpiece Theatreadaptation of John Galsworthy's classic tale of a rich and powerful English family rocked by sexual jealousies, infidelities, and the turbulent transition to the modern age.

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Based on the celebrated novels by John Galsworthy, set amidst the social upheaval of the Victorian era through the 1920s, two British miniseries tell of a rich and powerful family divided by ambition, adultery, and revenge. The all-star cast is led by Damian Lewis ( Homestead), with Gina McKee ( Notting Hill), Rupert Graves (Sherlock), Ioan Gruffudd (Horatio Hornblower), and Corin Redgrave (Enigma). A lavish production of a sweeping drama, seen on Masterpiece Theatre. 10 episodes, 5 DVDs, 11 3/4 hrs, CC.

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Series 1

Damian Lewis ( Homeland, Band of Brothers) stars as Soames Forsyte, a successful London solicitor and wealthy scion of a respectable upper-middle-class Victorian family. Soames marries the beautiful Irene—all he needs to complete his golden existence—but finds that he can never truly possess her. Based on the first two of John Galsworthy’s nine books about the Forsytes, this sweeping drama follows the family through two tumultuous decades that reflect the pivotal times in which they live. Also starring Gina McKee ( Notting Hill), Ioan Gruffudd ( Fantastic Four), Rupert Graves ( V for Vendetta), Corin Redgrave ( Enigma), and Gillian Kearney ( Sex, Chips and Rock n’ Roll)

 

Series 2

The stunning adaptation of John Galsworthy’s books about the fabled Forsyte family continues with this story of young love in the next generation. Fleur, daughter of Soames and Annette, and Jon, son of Irene and Jolyon, meet by chance as youngsters and make an indelible impression on each other. A decade later, they meet again and fall instantly—and disastrously—in love. This era in the saga of the privileged Forsytes unfolds amid the gaiety and social upheaval of the 1920s, the dawn of the modern age.

 

Damian Lewis ( Homeland, Band of Brothers), Gina McKee ( Notting Hill), and Rupert Graves ( V for Vendetta) reprise their roles as Soames, Irene, and Young Jolyon, joined by Emma Griffiths Malin ( The Cazalets) and Lee Williams ( Billy Elliot) as the young lovers.

“Making-of” featurette

Behind-the-scenes photos

John Galsworthy biography and booklist

Cast biographies

English subtitles (Series 2 only)

Details Tab:

Packaging: Boxed set

Run Time: 702 minutes plus bonus programming

Format: Widescreen

Number of discs: 5

Language: English

Subtitles: No

Color or B&W: Color

CC: Yes

SDH: No

Region Code: 1

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Rating: NR

 

“A ripping good story” — San Francisco Chronicle

 

“Marvelous” — The Sunday Times(UK)

 

“Great drama” — TV Guide

 

“Sparkling” — San Francisco Chronicle

 

“Wittily scripted, subtly acted” — London Evening Standard

 

“Beautifully composed and acted” — Daily Telegraph(UK)

 

“An intelligent story…excellent performances” — The Times(UK)

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Series 1

Damian Lewis ( Homeland, Band of Brothers) stars as Soames Forsyte, a successful London solicitor and wealthy scion of a respectable upper-middle-class Victorian family. Soames marries the beautiful Irene—all he needs to complete his golden existence—but finds that he can never truly possess her. Based on the first two of John Galsworthy’s nine books about the Forsytes, this sweeping drama follows the family through two tumultuous decades that reflect the pivotal times in which they live. Also starring Gina McKee ( Notting Hill), Ioan Gruffudd ( Fantastic Four), Rupert Graves ( V for Vendetta), Corin Redgrave ( Enigma), and Gillian Kearney ( Sex, Chips and Rock n’ Roll)

 

Series 2

The stunning adaptation of John Galsworthy’s books about the fabled Forsyte family continues with this story of young love in the next generation. Fleur, daughter of Soames and Annette, and Jon, son of Irene and Jolyon, meet by chance as youngsters and make an indelible impression on each other. A decade later, they meet again and fall instantly—and disastrously—in love. This era in the saga of the privileged Forsytes unfolds amid the gaiety and social upheaval of the 1920s, the dawn of the modern age.

 

Damian Lewis ( Homeland, Band of Brothers), Gina McKee ( Notting Hill), and Rupert Graves ( V for Vendetta) reprise their roles as Soames, Irene, and Young Jolyon, joined by Emma Griffiths Malin ( The Cazalets) and Lee Williams ( Billy Elliot) as the young lovers.

“Making-of” featurette

Behind-the-scenes photos

John Galsworthy biography and booklist

Cast biographies

English subtitles (Series 2 only)

Details Tab:

Packaging: Boxed set

Run Time: 702 minutes plus bonus programming

Format: Widescreen

Number of discs: 5

Language: English

Subtitles: No

Color or B&W: Color

CC: Yes

SDH: No

Region Code: 1

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Rating: NR

 

“A ripping good story” — San Francisco Chronicle

 

“Marvelous” — The Sunday Times(UK)

 

“Great drama” — TV Guide

 

“Sparkling” — San Francisco Chronicle

 

“Wittily scripted, subtly acted” — London Evening Standard

 

“Beautifully composed and acted” — Daily Telegraph(UK)

 

“An intelligent story…excellent performances” — The Times(UK)

The Forsyte Saga Collection

5 Stars

Elizabeth Iglesias from NY on 6/7/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

For many years I have loved and enjoyed watching Masterpiece Theater. I love British drama and am thrilled to be able to collect these dramas on DVD. The Forsyte Saga is one of the best dramas I have ever had the opportunity to watch and now own the collection. I have had the opportunity to collect all the classics first in books and now on DVD's. I intend to continue collecting these classics. I have passed on my love of the classics to my brilliant and talented son. Thank you.

Enjoyed

5 Stars

Helen from FL on 6/4/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I always like (people are tired of me saying loved) the story that continue thru the years of growth and changes. I am one who can not wait until the next story is being told. Who was doing what with whom....the actors were great. I personally really enjoyed this story.

Good Story

4 Stars

Mary Pruitt from AL on 4/3/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Good story line.

The Forsyte saga

5 Stars

Loretta from ON on 2/10/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

We love the story telling and we enjoy watching how the story develop. Very good acting. Recommended by my sister and we love watching UK production. We are hook in watching most of the acorn and bbc dvds.

Classic Story

5 Stars

Dolly from KS on 12/22/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

These two stories are are very well portrayed. Wonderful costumes and scenery. We love the British presentations, and this one is the best!

The Forsyte Saga

5 Stars

Carol J. Bates from FL on 7/13/2012 9:50:00 AM wrote:

I saw the movie years ago. The story is intriguing. This production was far superior to the old movie - but of course is was more detailed. I knew it would be good and is was really good.

The Forsyte Saga

5 Stars

Carol J. Bates from FL on 7/13/2012 9:50:00 AM wrote:

I saw the movie years ago. The story is intriguing. This production was far superior to the old movie - but of course is was more detailed. I knew it would be good and is was really good.

The Forsyte Saga

5 Stars

Carol J. Bates from FL on 7/13/2012 9:50:00 AM wrote:

I saw the movie years ago. The story is intriguing. This production was far superior to the old movie - but of course is was more detailed. I knew it would be good and is was really good.