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Gandhi [Blu-ray] [1982]

  • SKU: 9180316
  • Release Date: 02/17/2009
  • Rating: PG
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (22 out of 23)

    Special Features


    • Disc 1 - Blu-ray 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" "Reflections on Ben" "Madeleine Slade: An Englishwoman Abroad" "The Funeral " Looking Back" "Shooting an Epic in India" "Designing Gandhi" "From the Director's Chair" "The Words of Mahatma Gandhi" "The Making of Gandhi Photo Montage

    Synopsis


    Gandhi
    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

    Cast & Crew


    • Ben Kingsley
      Ben Kingsley - Mahatma Gandhi
    • Candice Bergen
      Candice Bergen - Margaret Bourke-White
    • Edward Fox
      Edward Fox - Gen. Dyer
    • John Gielgud
      John Gielgud - Lord Irwin
    • Trevor Howard
      Trevor Howard - Judge Broomfield



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews

    96%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the greatest movies of all time!

      Posted
      Perkie
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      This is a true story about an extraordinary man and his life's journey to seek out peace and justice for his people and his country. The acting is amazing!!! The movie takes place in India, which is absolutely beautiful. This movie is good for the entire family, lessons and discussions after the movie comes spilling out. This was a true man of God, for all religions, A MUST SEE MOVIE!!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic!

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      bobjames1
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      A great and very well acted historical drama. Kingsley does a great job as Ghandi and it stays fairly true to the history. The 2 Disc blu-ray has lots of supplements to check out and overall it has nice video and audio, although not eye-popping or earth shaking. Then again, the movie doesn't need that!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the Best Movies of all time

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      bommai
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      Ben Kingsley is fabulous as Mahatma Gandhi, the pacifist leader of the Indian freedom movement that was instrumental in getting India's Independence from Britain. This is a true story and a story worthy to be told. The whole cast is amazing and will really make you appreciate the real characters.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic movie that will entertain and teach

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      JC84
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      This docudrama based on the life of one of India's most notable leaders and activists is nothing short of amazing. You'll be entertained by the wonderful cinematography and taught valuable lessons through Sir Ben Kingsley's energetic portrayal of Mohandas Gandhi.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A very good historical movie

      Posted
      Skipper13

      Gandhi is a historical movie about a saint like man who thrived for liberation of his nation through peaceful means. I don't think that there is anyone who is not aware of "Gandhi" This movie is worth the time and money. Watch it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fabulous movie

      Posted
      Whyisthissohard
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      Ben Kingsley does a spectacular job as Gandhi, Attenborough as Director and a cast of thousands. Once viewed, you'll see why it won so many Academy Awards. A truly magnificent film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent film!

      Posted
      PapaLarryH1

      Based on the adult life of Gandhi. Ben Kingsley's portrayal of Gandhi was spot on! Richard Attenborough's direction of this great movie was top notch. The scope of the film was awesome!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie, wonderful acting

      Posted
      WhoIsPon
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      A great movie that I wish I had seen on the big screen. Kingsley is amazing. The extras are wonderful, particularly Attenborough's commentary. 30 years later, this movie still holds up.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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