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Title Gandhi [(Blu-ray) videorecording] / Columbia Pictures in association with Goldcrest Films and International Film Investors and National Film Development Corporation of India and Indo-British Films present Richard Attenborough's film ; written by John Briley ; produced and directed by Richard Attenborough.

Edition Twenty-fifth anniversary.
Publication Info. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2009]
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Description 2 videodiscs (191 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details Blu-ray disc, region A, B and C, widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, 1080p High Definition ; (Special features: Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., standard and High Definition).
This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players.
Language Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
(Feature): English (TrueHD 5.1), dubbed French (TrueHD 5.1), dubbed Portuguese (Dolby 5.1) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby 5.1) dialogue, Arabic, Dutch, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
(Special features): English (Dolby 2.0) dialogue, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai subtitles.
Note Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1982.
Special features: Disc 1: Exclusive: Gandhi's legacy: a picture-in-graphics track introduction by Sir Richard Attenborough; director's commentary. Disc 2: Vintage newsreel footage; Sir Ben Kingsley talks about Gandhi; "In search of Gandhi" featurette; "Reflections on Ben" featurette; "Madeleine Slade: an Englishwoman abroad" featurette; "The funeral" featurette; "Looking back" featurette; "Shooting an epic in India" featurette; "Designing Gandhi" featurette; "From the director's chair" featurette; "The words of Mahatma Gandhi" featurette; the making of Gandhi photo montage.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Cast Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Martin Sheen.
Credits Directors of photography, Billy Williams, Ronnie Taylor ; editor, John Bloom ; music, Ravi Shankar ; orchestra score and additional music, George Fenton.
Audience MPAA rating: PG.
Summary 1983. Gandhi realizes that the laws are biased against Indians and decides to start a non-violent protest campaign for the rights of all South African Indians. The government finally relents and recognizing rights for Indians. Gandhi goes back to India, where he is now considered something of a national hero. He is urged to take up the fight for India's independence from the British Empire. Gandhi agrees, and mounts a non-violent campaign of unprecedented scale. The campaign generates great attention and the Britain face intense public pressure. Weaken from World War II, the Britain finally grant India's independence. Religious tensions between Hindus and Muslims erupt into nationwide violence. Gandhi declares a hunger strike, saying he will not eat until the fighting stops. Pakistan is created for the Muslims and it is hoped that the violence will abate. Gandhi is opposed to the idea. Gandhi spends his last days trying to bring about peace between both nations. He angers many dissidents on both sides, one of whom finally gets close enough to assassinate him.
Terms Of Use These Blu-ray discs are copy protected.
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.
Nonviolence -- South Africa -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Hunger strikes -- India -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Assassination -- India -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947 -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Blu-ray discs.
Local Subject ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS, 1983.
Genre Drama.
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.
Shankar, Ravi, 1920-2012.
Fenton, George.
Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Goldcrest Films International.
International Film Investors (Firm)
National Film Development Corporation of India.
Indo-British Films, Ltd.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 1424821053
Standard No. 043396154360
Music No. 15436 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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