The Scarlet Pimpernel
A&E Video (1999)
TV Series  /  Action, Adventure, Drama
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4 hr 54 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   NR (Not Rated)
Richard E. Grant Sir Percy Blakeney  
Ronan Vibert Robespierre
Gerard Murphy Planchet 
Elizabeth McGovern Marguerite Blakeney  
Anthony Green Sir Andrew Ffoulkes
Martin Shaw Chauvelin
Beth Goddard Lady Suzanne Ffoulkes 
Ron Donachie Mazzarini 
Christopher Fairbank Fumier
Jonathan Coy Prince of Wales  
Emilia Fox Minette Roland
Michaela Flenerova Jannet Carnot
Milton Johns Fisher
John McEnery Sir William Wetherby  
Jim Sturgess Erik
Richard E Grant Sir Percy Blakeney
Simon Langton
Patrick Lau
Producer Julian Murphy
Writer Richard Carpenter
Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Cinematography Simon Kossof
Simon Kossoff
Musician Micael Pavlicek
Mike Moran
Michal Pavlícek

Saving people in France during the dangerous days of the Revolution, Sir Percy (Richard E. Grant) dons the attire and demeanor of the Scarlet Pimpernel. Like Zorro, the Pimpernel must rescue people from murdering terrorists, but to do so Sir Percy must adopt the demeanor of a foppish pantywaist. One of his deadliest enemies is Chauvelin (Martin Shaw) who works for the dangerous Robespierre (Ronan Vibert). In fact, Sir Percy’s own wife Marguerite (Elizabeth McGovern) may be in jeopardy and may have revealed his identity in all the confusion of trying to save royalists from execution. The Pimpernel must forgive his wife and save her too.
Disc 01
 1 hr 30 mins    1/24/1999  1.  The Scarlet Pimpernel
In 1793, the terror of the French Revolution is at its height, and the guillotines are busy. But a mysterious figure is staging daring rescues, and Citizen Chauvelin, the head of the Central Committee of Surveillance, is determined to discover his true identity, and uses a number of informants, including the popular actress Minette Roland.
Director:  Patrick Lau  Writer:  Richard Carpenter  / Baroness Emmuska Orczy 
Guest starring:  Emilia Fox,  Jamie Bamber
Disc 02
 1 hr 30 mins    1/31/1999  2.  Mademoiselle Guillotine
Second of three feature-length dramas based on the character created by Baroness Orczy. The Pimpernel is called upon to track down Helene, the daughter of the Marquis de Rochambeau. However, Chauvelin is also looking for her, and so is Gabrielle Damiens, the head of the local revolutionary regime. Sooner or later, their paths are bound to cross.
Director:  Patrick Lau  Writer:  Richard Carpenter  / Baroness Emmuska Orczy 
Guest starring:  Julie Cox, Anthony Green, John Comer, David Fisher, James Callis,  Ron Donachie, John McEnery, Pavel Kríz, Daniel Rous, Petra Spindlerová, Zdenek Srstka,  Beth Goddard
Disc 03
 1 hr 30 mins    2/7/1999  3.  The Kidnapped King
The Dauphin is being held prisoner by the Republicans. When he is captured by a masked intruder, Robespierre orders Chauvelin to find the boy before news gets out.
Director:  Edward Bennett  Writer:  Richard Carpenter  / Baroness Emmuska Orczy 
Guest starring:  Stuart Bunce, David Nykl, Anthony Green,  Beth GoddardRon Donachie, Winter Ave Zoli,  Karel Roden, Jirí Knot, Petra Spindlerová, Pavel Kríz
Edition Details
Edition A&E TV
Series Scarlet Pimpernel
Release Date 5/30/2000
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Discs/Tapes 3

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