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Added on: 5/9/2001 18:50
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Gandhi (UK)

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The man of the century. The motion picture of a lifetime
Certificate: PG
Running Time: 182 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
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After 20 years in the making, this masterful epic garnered nine 1982 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay. In stirring detail, Gandhi`s life, principles and power explode on the screen with vivid scenes such as the horrific massacre at Amristar, where the British opened fire on 15,000 unarmed men, women and children, and the dramatic march to the sea where Gandhi led thousands of his fellow Indians to prove that sea salt belonged to all and was not just a British commodity.

A distinguished cast of characters surrounds Academy Award winning Ben Kingsley as Gandhi, including Candice Bergen, John Gielgud and Trevor Howard. A vision of the heart and soul of a man, Gandhi is a classic epic as timeless as Gandhi himself.

Special Features:
Interactive Menus
Scene Access
Photo Montage
Ben Kingsley Interview

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital 5.1 French
Dolby Digital 5.1 German

Subtitle Tracks:

Directed By:
Richard Attenborough

Written By:

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

Casting By:
Susie Figgis

Soundtrack By:
Ravi Shankar
George Fenton

Director of Photography:
Billy Williams
Ronnie Taylor

John Bloom

Costume Designer:
John Mollo
Bhanu Athaiya

Production Designer:
Robert W. Laing
Stuart Craig

Suresh Jindal
Rani Dube
Richard Attenborough

Columbia / Tristar

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10 / 10
Firstly lets start of by saying that its a brilliant possibly flawless movie. I was not alive during the same time as this great man and it is brilliant that I can see this brilliant biopic of such a fine human being. I am sure that it will educate and fascinate generations to come. It is fantastic to witness key events in this mans life.

The dvd is of brilliant quality. The picture is absolutely fantastic. There are a few scenes that show signs of grain and age but apart from them, the movie looks like it was made yesterday.

The sound also is a pretty good 5.1.
Could have done with more extras although there are some actual newsreel footage featuring the real Mahatma Gandhi

A stunning potrayal of a great soul. This man fought a war and freed a country without lifting a single weapon. He took the worlds pain upon himself. His words make so much sense. "An Eye For An Eye Makes The Whole World Blind"
posted by dicanio on 13/1/2003 00:27