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It was Richard Attenborough's lifelong dream to bring the life story of Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi to the screen. When it finally reached fruition in 1982, the 188-minute, Oscar-winning Gandhi was one of the most exhaustively thorough biopics ever made. The film begins in the early part of the 20th century, when Mohandas K. Gandhi (Ben Kingsley), a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of "passive resistance," endeavoring to win freedom for his people without resorting to bloodshed. In the horrendous "slaughter" sequence, more extras appear on screen than in any previous historical epic. The supporting cast includes Candice Bergen as photographer Margaret Bourke-White, Athol Fugard as General Smuts, John Gielgud as Lord Irwin, John Mills as the viceroy, Martin Sheen as Walker, Trevor Howard as Judge Broomfield, and, in a tiny part as a street bully, star-to-be Daniel Day-Lewis. Gandhi won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi uses nonviolent protest to lead India out of British rule.
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Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Culver City, Calif. :Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,2009
|Edition||Blu-ray, 25th anniversary, Widescreen.|
Attenborough, Richard, producer, director.
Kingsley, Ben, 1943- actor.
Bergen, Candice, 1946- actor.
Fox, Edward, 1937- actor.
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000, actor.
Howard, Trevor, 1916-1988, actor.
Mills, John, 1908-2005, actor.
Sheen, Martin, actor.
Shankar, Ravi, 1920-2012, composer.
Fenton, George, composer.
Columbia Pictures Corporation, production company.
Goldcrest Films International, production company.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm), publisher.
Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Martin Sheen.
Production designer, Stuart Craig ; editor, John Bloom ; music, Ravi Shankar ; orchestra score and additional music, George Fenton ; directors of photography, Billy Williams, Ronnie Taylor.
MPAA rating: PG.
In English, French, Portuguese, or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic, and Dutch; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1982.
Special features include: Gandhi's legacy : a picture-in-graphics track; introduction by Richard Attenborough; director's commentary; vintage newsreel footage; Ben Kingsley talks about Gandhi; In search of Gandhi; Reflections on Ben; Madeleine Slade : an Englishwoman abroad; The funeral; Looking bacl; Shooting an epic in India; Designing Gandhi; From the director's chair; The words of Mahatma Gandhi; The making of Gandhi photo montage.
Blu-ray Disc; all region; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; 1080p high definition; Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital 5.1.
Blu-ray Disc requires a Blu-ray Disc player.
2 videodiscs (191 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.