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Uniform Title Mission (Motion picture : 1986)
Title The mission [videorecording] / an Enigma production ; directed by Roland Joffé ; produced by Fernando Ghia and David Puttnam ; written by Robert Bolt.

Imprint Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2003]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    MIS    DUE 07-01-19
Edition 2-disc special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (2 hr., 5 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1986.
Special features (disc 1): optional audio commentary by Joffé; cast & crew selected filmographies (De Niro, Irons, McAnally, Quinn, Lunghi, Bolt, Ghia, Puttnam, Joffé); awards; theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Special features (disc 2): episode of the BBC documentary television program "Omnibus" about the Waunana Indians who portrayed the Guarani tribespeople in "The mission".
Contents Disc one. The mission / Warner Bros., Goldcrest and Kingsmere present ; an Enigma production, in association with Fernando Ghia ; original story and screenplay by Robert Bolt ; produced by Fernando Ghia and David Puttnam ; directed by Roland Joffé (1986, 125 min.) -- disc two. Omnibus. The mission / a BBC-TV production, in association with Goldcrest ; film cameramen, John Howarth, Michael Anderson, Mary Routh ; film editors, Arthur Solomon, John Veal ; director, Robin Lough (1987, 57 min.).
Credits Director of photography, Chris Menges ; editor, Jim Clark ; music composed, orchestrated and conducted by Ennio Morricone.
Cast Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi, Ronald Pickup, Chuck Low, Liam Neeson.
Summary An epic about a man of the sword and a man of the cloth who unite to shield the Guarani Indian tribe in South American from brutal subjugation by 18th-century colonial empires.
Audience MPAA rating: PG.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Closed-captioned.
English or dubbed French dialogue, optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Awards Cannes Film Festival, 1986: Best film, Palme d'Or.
Subject Guarani Indians -- Missions -- Drama.
Seven Reductions, War of the, 1754-1756 -- Drama.
Waunana Indians -- Social conditions -- Drama.
South America -- History -- 18th century -- Drama.
Genre/Form Historical films
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary television programs
Added Author Ghia, Fernando, 1935-2005- Producer.
Bolt, Robert Screenwriter.
Puttnam, David, 1941- Producer.
Joffé, Roland, 1945- Director.
De Niro, Robert Actor.
Irons, Jeremy, 1948- Actor.
McAnally, Ray Actor.
Quinn, Aidan. Actor.
Lunghi, Cherie, 1952- Actor.
Pickup, Ronald. Actor.
Low, Chuck, 1937- Actor.
Neeson, Liam Actor.
Menges, Chris, 1940- Cinematographer.
Clark, James, 1931- Film editor.
Morricone, Ennio Composer. Conductor.
Lough, Robin Director.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Goldcrest Films International
Kingsmere Productions
Enigma (Firm)
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Added Title Omnibus (Television program : 1967-2003)
ISBN 0790775581
Standard No. 085392349722
Music No. 23497 Warner Home Video

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