you should view this one:
While there are very few differences, I just prefer the latter one more. And really, both are quite good versions. Kate Beckinsale didn't quite do Emma for me, but alas, both are good. You'll enjoy either of them.
For "Mansfield Park," instead of viewing this one:
In spite of her unfortunate name, Frances O'Connor pretty much schools Billie Piper (also unfortunate name) as Fanny Price (again, unfortunate). And really, the script is so much better and more compelling in the latter version. My only qualms about the latter version would be the unfortunate scene where we are subjected to viewing Victoria Hamilton's breasts.
If you're persuaded to watch "Persuasion," instead of viewing this one:
may I persuade you to view this one:
While I absolutely adore Ciaran Hinds as Captain Wentworth in the former version, the latter version gets the all-around from me. You see, there's this scene in the former one, which I consider to be the climactic scene in the whole movie, and they go and have a parade coming down the street. Complete with clowns. I just can't get over it. And really, Sally Hawkins is awesome as Anne in the latter version. Just awesome.
And then you have "Pride and Prejudice." Instead of viewing this one:
view this one:
Yes, I realize that the latter is twice as long as the former, but come on, it's Colin Firth. Make room for Colin. Okay, I'm kidding, I don't really obsess over Colin Firth like some people. But I have a prejudice against the former version. It could be Kiera Knightley's bad wig, it could be that I saw the former in a theater of cooing women, or it could be that really strange scene where Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy encounter each other as they are walking about the countryside in their pajamas at the break of dawn with the morning mist delicately covering the romantic grassy landscape with Mr. Darcy's shirt opening in a very manly-like manner so that we can view his manly chest. Or it could be that the latter version is a masterpiece. Take your pick.
If you're going to watch "Sense and Sensibility," instead of watching this one:
it would be sensible to watch this one:
Okay, so I'm not the hugest fan of Kate Winslet in the latter version. I much preferred Charity Wakefield in the role, but I'm weird like that. Ask Cash. She knows that I have weird actor/actress aversions. Some people just bug me, okay? Nevertheless, the latter version is superior to the former. The former was lacking something. It could be emotion. It could be consistency. I actually can't pinpoint what it is, but it is certainly missing something. Maybe it's that scene (which actually isn't in the book) where Fanny pretty much attacks Lucy. That's an awesome scene.
And lastly, I have only seen one version of Northanger Abbey, but it was good. See it.
Which versions have you seen, and which ones do you like?