Gorillas in the Mist [DVD] [1988]

Michael Apted's biopic of Dian Fossey, Gorillas In the Mist, comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, and a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer, production notes, and biographies. This is a solid release from Universal.
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Synopsis


Gorillas in the Mist
Gorillas in the Mist is based on the autobiographical 1983 book by naturalist Dian Fossey. Before the book could be brought before the cameras, Fossey had been mysteriously killed; her death provides a logical, if somewhat ghoulish climax to the film. A Kentucky girl, Fossey (Sigourney Weaver) is inspired by famed anthropologist Louis Leakey (Iain Cuthbertson) to devote her life to the study of primates. Traveling into deepest Africa, Fossey becomes fascinated with the lives and habits of the rare mountain gorillas of the Ugandan wilderness. Studying them at close quarters, Fossey develops a means of communicating with the gorillas, and in so doing becomes obsessed with the beasts' well-being. She is so devoted to "her" mountain that she loses the opportunity for a romance with a National Geographic photographer (Bryan Brown). Appalled by the poaching of the gorillas for their skins, Fossey complains to the Ugandan government, which dismisses her by explaining that poaching is the only means by which some of the Ugandan natives can themselves survive. She refuses to accept this, and becomes a militant animal-rights activist, burning down the poachers' villages and even staging a mock execution of one of the offenders. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Sigourney Weaver
    Sigourney Weaver - Dian Fossey
  • Bryan Brown
    Bryan Brown - Bob Campbell
  • Julie Harris
    Julie Harris - Roz Carr
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    Iain Cuthbertson - Dr. Louis Leakey
  • Constantin Alexandrov
    Constantin Alexandrov - Van Vecten



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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sigourney Weaver is Dian Fossey

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    dmbo
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    Sigourney Weaver is Dian Fossey, perfectly portrayed in her well deserved Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated role (Best Actress). Her heart and soul is poured into the character in every scene.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The true story of Dian Fossey

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    Birdshot
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    Awesome story of Dian Fossey. She came to Africa for a 6 month stay to study and help the vanishing mountain gorillas ended up staying 18 years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Classic

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    Piranha
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    Great movie for the animal and wildlife lover Still as great a movie as when it came out Shows how one person can make a difference

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Story About Dian Fossey

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    Andyman1978
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    Very interesting story about Dian Fossey and her struggles in the jungle. Great acting and direction.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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