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Gandhi [videorecording] /

by Attenborough, Richard; Briley, John; Kingsley, Ben; Bergen, Candice; Fox, Edward; Gielgud, John, Sir; Howard, Trevor; Mills, John; Sheen, Martin; Williams, Billy; Taylor, Ronnie; Shankar, Ravi; Fenton, George; Columbia Pictures; International Film Investors (Firm); Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Burbank, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c2001Description: 1 videodisc (190 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0767828070 : .Language note: English, French and Spanish language soundtracks with optional subtitles in English, Chinese, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.Title notes: $24.95 5/6/2006Uniform titles: Gandhi (Motion picture).Subject(s): Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 -- Drama | Nonviolence -- Drama | India -- Politics and government -- 1919-1947 -- Drama | South Africa -- Race relations -- Drama | Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 -- Teatro | India -- Gobierno -- 1919-1947 -- Teatro | India -- Política -- 1919-1947 -- Teatro | 7.150 | Feature films | Biographical films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | DVD-Video discsAwards: Academy Awards for Best Picture: Richard Attenborough; Best Actor in a Leading Role: Ben Kingsley; Best Art Direction-Set Decoration: Robert W. Laing, Michael Seirton, Craig, Stuart; Best Cinematography: Ronnie Taylor, Billy Williams; Best Costume Design: Bhanu Athaiya, John Mollo; Best Director: Richard Attenborough; Best Film Editing: John Bloom; Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: John Briley.Cast: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Martin Sheen.Summary: Tells the story of Gandhi's adult life, when he led an entire country to freedom, using non-violent methods.
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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

DVD, Region 1, widescreen presentation (aspect ratio 2.35:1); Dolby Digital 5.1.

English, French and Spanish language soundtracks with optional subtitles in English, Chinese, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.

Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Martin Sheen.

Directors of photography, Billy Williams, Ronnie Taylor ; editor, John Bloom ; music, Ravi Shankar, George Fenton.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1982.

MPAA rating: PG.

$24.95 5/6/2006

Tells the story of Gandhi's adult life, when he led an entire country to freedom, using non-violent methods.

Academy Awards for Best Picture: Richard Attenborough; Best Actor in a Leading Role: Ben Kingsley; Best Art Direction-Set Decoration: Robert W. Laing, Michael Seirton, Craig, Stuart; Best Cinematography: Ronnie Taylor, Billy Williams; Best Costume Design: Bhanu Athaiya, John Mollo; Best Director: Richard Attenborough; Best Film Editing: John Bloom; Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: John Briley.

Special features include: Ben Kingsley talks about Gandhi; original newsreel footage of Gandhi in England, his farewell talk in Europe, and the Mahatma Gandhi death fast; the making of Gandhi photo montage ; the works of Mahatma Gandhi; filmographies; theatrical trailer.

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