Kingsley, Ben

SKU: 043396154360

UPC 043396154360
Release Date 2009-02-17
Studio Sony Pictures Home
Discs 2
Length 191
Format Color
Synopsis The Columbia TriStar special edition video #80753 is part of a limited edition Academy Awards sell through package that comes with a free copy of Oscar's Greatest Moments, a classic collection of some of the most memorable moments from Oscar telecasts. Color by Technicolor; shot in Panavision, 70mm. Rated BBFC A by the British Board of Film Classification.Richard Attenborough's award-winning epic recounts the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi. In South Africa, a young Indian lawyer is booted off a train for refusing to ride second-class. Fed up with the unjust political system, he joins the Indian Congress Party, which encourages social change through passive resistance. When his subversive activities land him in jail, masses of low-skilled workers strike to support his non-violent yet revolutionary position. Back in India, Gandhi renounces the Western way of life and struggles to organize Indian labor against British colonialism. A strike costs many British soldiers their lives, so the crown responds by slaughtering 1,500 Indians. Enraged, the ascetic, spiritual leader continues to preach pacifism until he has lead India out from under the tyranny of British imperialism....The embattled spirit of respect for human dignity and the need for mutual tolerance flow clearly through the film......Eloquently expressive and technically exquisite....The score, springing from the talents of Ravi Shankar and George Fenton is a major plus in evocation of the film's many emotional variations......Ben Kingsley's central performance shines......A challenging and inspiring story...This Oscar-winning biopic is the acclaimed dramatization of the life of Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi, from his beginnings as a South African-educated lawyer through his historic, galvanizing struggle to free India from British Colonial rule. With a large, distinguished cast, headlined by Ben Kingsley in a nuanced performance, Sir Richard Attenborough's biopic is a classic of the genre. GANDHI earned a mammoth 11 Academy Award Nominations and took home nine statuettes, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor--Ben Kingsley, and Best (Original) Screenplay.
Cast John Gielgud (Star)
Nigel Hawthorne (Star)
Om Puri (Star)
Ian Bannen (Star)
Richard Attenborough (Producer)
Athol Fugard (Star)
John Briley (Screenwriter)
Ben Kingsley (Star)
Candice Bergen (Star)
Roshan Seth (Star)
Martin Sheen (Star)
Trevor Howard (Star)
Billy Williams (Director of Photography)
Ravi Shankar (Composer)
Richard Attenborough (Director)
Amrish Puri (Star)
Edward Fox (Star)
Ronnie Taylor (Director of Photography)
Sounds/Subtitles His triumph changed the world forever. Sir Richard Attenborough's sweeping biography of Mohandas Gandhi, who rose from simple lawyer to worldwide symbol of peace and understanding. Gandhi earned eight Academy Awards(r) including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. Source: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Language English
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: 2-Disc Set Keep Case Package Note: Region ABC Collectors Edition Full Frame - 1.33 Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby True HD 5.1 - English, French, Portuguese, Spanish Subtitles - Arabic, Dutch, English SDH, French, Portuguese, Spanish Additional Release Material: Audio Commentary: Lord Attenborough Audio Commentary Introduction: Lord Richard Attenborough Text/Photo Galleries: Photos - Gandhi's Legacy: A Picture-In-Graphics Track
Language English
Weight 0.25000
Height 0.40000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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