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Title The Apu trilogy.

Publication Info. [South Korea] : PD Entertainment, 2008
©2008

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    Ben APU    Available
Edition Special edition.
Description 3 videodiscs (approximately 323 min.) : b/w ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Title from container.
System Details DVD, all region, full screen (4:3) presentation ; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Language In Bengali with optional English or Korean subtitles.
Cast Pather panchali: Kanu Banerji, Karuna Banerji, Uma Das Gupta, Subir Banerji, Chunibala Devi.
Aparajito: Karuna Banerji, Shanti Gupta, Kanu Banerji, Smaran Ghosal, Pinaki Sengupta, Ramani Sengupta.
The world of Apu: Soumitra Chatterji, Sharmila Tagore, Aloke Chakravarty, Swapan Mukherji.
Credits All three films: photography, Subrata Mitra ; art direction, production design, Bansi Chandragupta ; film editing, Dulal Dutta ; music, Ravi Shankar.
Note Original novels by Bibhutibhusan Bandyopadhyay.
Originally released as individual motion pictures in 1955, 1956, and 1959.
Container information in Korean and English.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary Pather panchali: A poor Bengali family survives in a village but wider horizons tempt the father. The protection of family members' reputations, the relationship of the family group to an elderly 'aunt', and first confrontations with death contribute to the early development of the boy Apu. His father's dreams prevail over the objections of his mother so that at the end of the film the family moves to the big city of Benares.
Aparajito: Follows the life of the poor Bengali country boy, Apu and his encounter with the school system in Benares and later with the intellectual life at the university in Calcutta.
The world of Apu: The shy young man, Apu, is drawn into marriage out of regard for friendship and Hindu custom. He quickly realizes his love for his wife. They are blissfully happy for a year, until she dies in childbirth, leaving him the desolate father of a child.
Contents Disc 1. Pather panchali = Song of the little road (1955, 119 min.) / presented by the West Bengal Government ; script and direction by Satuajit Ray -- Disc 2. Aparajito = The unvanquished (1956, 104 min.) / presented by Epic Films Ltd ; production, script and direction by Satyajit Ray -- Disc 3. Apur sansar = The world of Apu (1959, 100 min.) / Satyajit Ray Productions presents ; production, script and direction, Satyajit Ray.
Note Special features: Disc 1: The cinema of Satyajit Ray (12 min.); Production notes; Satyajit Ray biography; Satyajit Ray filmography; Storyboards; Still gallery. Disc 2 & 3: The cinema of Satyajit Ray (12 min.); Production notes; Satyajit Ray biography; Satyajit Ray filmography; Still gallery.
Subject Rural families -- India -- Drama.
Boys -- India -- Drama.
Teenage boys -- India -- Drama.
Young men -- India -- Drama.
College students -- India -- Drama.
India -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh, India) -- Drama.
Marriage -- India -- Drama.
Wives -- Death -- Drama.
Bereavement -- Drama.
Bandyopādhyāẏa, Bibhūtibhūshaṇa, 1896?-1950 -- Film adaptations.
Foreign films -- India.
Bengal (India) -- Economic conditions -- Drama.
Bengal (India) -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Fiction films.
Added Author Ray, Satyajit, 1921-1992, screenwriter, film director, film producer.
Banerjee, Kanu, 1905-1985, actor.
Bannerjee, Karuna, actor.
Dasgupta, Uma, actor.
Banerjee, Subir, actor.
Devi, Chunibala, -1955, actor.
Gupta, Santi, 1900-1973, actor.
Ghosal, Smaran, actor.
Sengupta, Pinaki, actor.
Sengupta, Ramani, actor.
Caṭṭopādhyāẏa, Saumitra, 1935- actor.
Tagore, Sharmila, actor.
Chakravarty, Aloke, actor.
Mukherjee, Swapan, actor.
Mitra, Subrata, 1930-2001, director of photography.
Chandragupta, Bansi, art director, production designer.
Dutta, Dulal, film editor.
Shankar, Ravi, 1920-2012, composer (expression)
Bandyopādhyāẏa, Bibhūtibhūshaṇa, 1896?-1950. Selections. 2008.
West Bengal Government, presenter, production company.
Epic Films (Firm), presenter, production company.
Satyajit Ray Productions, presenter, production company.
PD Entertainment, film distributor.
Added Title Pathera pān̐cālī (Motion picture)
Aparājito (Motion picture)
Apur Sansar (Motion picture)
Pather panchali.
Song of the little road.
Aparajito.
Unvanquished.
Apu sansar.
World of Apu.
Cinema of Satyajit Ray.
Standard No. 8809116467354
Music No. 15 PD Entertainment (set)

 
    
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