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Gandhi 25th AE (R1) in February - Artwork added

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Gandhi (25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition) for 13th February 2007 priced at $24.96 SRP. The critically-acclaimed film – an international box office hit, nominated for 11 Academy Awards®, winning eight, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Sir Ben Kingsley), and Best Director (Richard Attenborough) – will be available for the first time in a two-disc collector’s set with extensive new bonus materials.

The extras include more than 90 minutes of new material, including interviews with director Lord Richard Attenborough; actors Geraldine James, Saeed Jaffrey, and Edward Fox; Diana Hawkins (Director of Publicity), Terry Clegg (Executive in charge of production), Billy Williams (Cinematographer) and Stuart Craig (Production Designer). The DVD includes a Director’s commentary with Attenborough, who also filmed a personal introduction to the film. The featurettes include In Search of Gandhi, Reflections on Ben, Madeleine Slade: An Englishwoman Abroad, The Funeral, Shooting an Epic In India, Looking Back, Designing Gandhi (3 mini featurettes) and From the Director’s Chair (2 mini featurettes).

Features include:

  • Digitally Remastered Audio and Video
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • Portuguese Dolby Surround
  • Spanish Mono
  • English, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish subtitles
  • In Search of Gandhi Featurette - Lord Attenborough discusses the various hurdles he faced in getting the film made, from the genesis of the project in the '60s through to the start of production
  • Reflections on Ben Featurette - Cast and crew reflect on Ben Kinsley as he prepared for the role and memories of him during production
  • Madeleine Slade: An Englishwoman Abroad Featurette - Lord Richard Attenborough and Geraldine James discuss Madeleine Slade (Meerabahen), who became one of Gandhi's most committed followers
  • The Funeral Featurette - Cast and crew discuss the recreation and filming of Gandhi's Funeral. This scene holds the record for containing more extras than any other in film history (in excess of 250,000 people!)
  • Shooting an Epic in India Featurette - Cast and crew discuss working in India and the challenges they faced as the production progressed
  • Looking Back Featurette - Cast and crew look back at the film. This featurette includes material about the success of the film, the impact it had on release and the Academy Award ceremony
  • Designing Gandhi - 3 mini featurettes - Stuart Craig talks about three different elements of Set & Design:
    • Building the Ashram
    • The Tent
    • Finding Trains
  • From the Director's Chair - 2 mini featurettes - Lord Attenborough shares his views on two areas of the production:
    • On Casting
    • On Music
  • Ben Kingsley Talks About Gandhi – Featurette
  • Four Vintage Newsreel Shorts
  • The Making of Gandhi – A photo montage of behind-the-scenes stills
  • Online Content Syndication

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