When i explored a little more, I found out he actually meant the recent film adaptation with Keira Knightly. He watched it a fuck load for a fair few weeks. I suspect it had as much to do with the presence of dear Keira than any other aspects of the film. But, i thought, never ask to many questions when an engineer shows some sense of taste.
So, you can imagine my disappointment when, in the middle of watching said film, Sam turned to me and said: "Fuck Pride and Prejudice is good. Heaps better than anything else Shakespeare wrote."