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Uniform Title Gandhi (Motion picture)
Title Gandhi [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures, in association with International Film Investors ; National Film Development Corporation of India, Indio-British Films ; produced and directed by Richard Attenborough ; written by John Briley.

Imprint Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007].


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Edition 2-disc collector's ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (191 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1982.
Special features (disc 1): optional audio commentary by Attenborough (in English, with optional Korean, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles); optional introduction to the film by Attenborough (1 min.).
Special features (disc 2, 134 min. total, in English with optional subtitles in Korean, Japanese, Portuguese or Spanish): "Designing Gandhi", 3 mini featurettes with production designer Stuart Craig (5 min. total); "In search of Gandhi" featurette (9 min.); "Looking back" featurette (18 min.); "Madeleine Slade : an Englishwoman abroad" featurette (10 min.); "Reflections on Ben" featurette (9 min.); "Shooting an epic in India" featurette (18 min.); "The funeral" featurette (14 min.); "The words of Mahatma Gandhi" featurette (2 min.); vintage newsreel footage (10 min. total); "Ben Kingsley talks about 'Gandhi'" interview (19 min.); "From the director's chair" 2 short interviews with Attenborough (10 min. total); photo gallery of vintage lobby cards; "The making of 'Gandhi' : video montage" (5 min.); "Milestones in the life of Gandhi" interactive timeline; trailer (5 min.).
Credits Directors of photography, Billy Williams, Ronnie Taylor ; film editor, John Bloom ; music, Ravi Shankar ; orchestral score and additional music, George Fenton.
Cast Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Martin Sheen, Ian Charleson, Athol Fugard, Gunter Maria Halmer, Saeed Jaffrey, Geraldine James, Alyque Padamsee, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Rohini Hattangady, Ian Bannen, Michael Bryant, John Clements, Richard Griffiths, Nigel Hawthorne, Bernard Hepton, Michael Hordern, Shreeram Lagoo, Om Puri, Virendra Razdan, Richard Vernon.
Event Filmed on location in India, The United Kingdom, and at Shepperton Studio Centre in Shepperton, Surrey, England.
Summary A look at the life of Indian statesman and nationalist Mahatma Gandhi, focusing especially on his theory of non-violent resistance.
Audience MPAA rating: PG.
System Details DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language English, dubbed French, dubbed Portuguese, or dubbed Spanish dialogue, optional English, French, Korean, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned.
Awards Academy Awards, USA, 1983: Oscars for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Ben Kingsley) ; Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (Stuart Craig, Robert W. Laing, Michael Seirton) ; Best Cinematography (Billy Williams, Ronnie Taylor) ; Best Costume Design (John Mollo, Bhanu Athaiya) ; Best Director (Richard Attenborough) ; Best Film Editing (John Bloom) ; Best Picture ; Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (John Briley).
Subject Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 -- Drama.
Statesmen -- India -- Drama.
Nationalists -- India -- Drama.
India -- Politics and government -- 1919-1947 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Biographical films
Historical films
Epic films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Briley, John.
Attenborough, Richard.
Kingsley, Ben, 1943-
Bergen, Candice, 1946-
Fox, Edward, 1937-
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000.
Howard, Trevor, 1916-1988
Mills, John, 1908-2005.
Sheen, Martin.
Charleson, Ian.
Fugard, Athol.
Halmer, Gunther Maria, 1943-
Jaffrey, Saeed, 1929-
James, Geraldine, 1950-
Padamsee, Alyque.
Puri, Amrish.
Seth, Roshan, 1942-
Hattangady, Rohini, 1951-
Bannen, Ian, 1928-1999.
Bryant, Michael, 1928-2002.
Clements, John, Sir, 1910-1988.
Griffiths, Richard, 1947-2013-
Hawthorne, Nigel.
Hepton, Bernard.
Hordern, Michael, 1911-1995
Lāgū, Śrīrāma.
Puri, Om.
Razdan, Virendra, -2003.
Vernon, Richard, 1925-1997.
Williams, Billy.
Taylor, Ronnie, 1924-
Bloom, John.
Shankar, Ravi, 1920-2012-
Fenton, George.
International Film Investors (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 1424840945
Standard No. 043396174375
Music No. 17437 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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