Glad I found it!
Received the DVD from Hong Kong and it is an excellent item. I was a little concerned that it might be defective or at best a poor copy. I did't want to buy illegal copies. Here in the USA I could not find this film in English for region 1. Why?
I read all the reviews here and I agree with some of what was said about this production. I was not disappointed! It was a good film! The film could have been better in terms of the characters. I wanted more of the characters- More reflection more passion! THE MOVIE WAS TOO SHORT-I WANTED MORE! I wish it had been a mini-series! I wanted more development in the characters. Sophie Marceau was cute but did not have the depth that one would expect from the Anna Karenina. I am a Sean Bean fan so he can do no wrong; he was a very handsome Vronsky. I enjoyed the locations, costumes, the cinematography and the sets. Also I really enjoyed the Russian spoken in parts, the church scenes and the rural country scenes.
It could have really been a fantastic film if only they had more character development. No loss, however, I can watch it again and still enjoy the overall film for what it is and its attempt at being a grand epic. Overall Anna Karenina was an enjoyable short 108 minute film.
~thoughts through my looking glass~