2 videodiscs (191 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
A look at the life of Indian statesman and nationalist Mahatma Gandhi, focusing especially on his theory of non-violent resistance.
Originally produced 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.).
In English, dubbed French, dubbed Portuguese, or dubbed Spanish; with optional English, French, Korean, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles. Closed-captioned.
Time and Place of Event
Filmed on location in India, The United Kingdom, and at Shepperton Studio Centre in Shepperton, Surrey, England.
System Details Note
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital 5.1 surround in English, Dolby digital surround in French, Portuguese or Spanish.
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Directors of photography, Billy Williams, Ronnie Taylor ; film editor, John Bloom ; music, Ravi Shankar ; orchestral score and additional music, George Fenton.
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.
MPAA rating: PG.
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).