Gandhi: Special Edition (1982)
Thursday 8th February 2007
Richard Attenborough's triumphant, award-winning epic of the life of Mahatma Gandhi celebrates its 25th anniversary and returns in a spectacular double disc Special Edition DVD. Digitally remastered and boasting over 5 hours of extra features, Gandhi Special Edition is a must have for every film fan and will be available to buy on DVD from 12th February 2007, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
With an all-star cast featuring Ben Kingsley (Sexy Beast, Oliver Twist), Sir John Geilgud (Chariots of Fire, Arthur, First Knight), Sir John Mills (Young Winston, Ryan's Daughter), Martin Sheen (TV's The West Wing, Apocalypse Now), Candice Bergen (TV's Boston Legal), Edward Fox (A Passage To India), Geraldine James (TV's The Jewel in the Crown, Hex), Saeed Jaffrey (The Guru, TV's The Jewel in the Crown) and Roshan Seth (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, My Beautiful Launderette), Gandhi won a stunning eight Academy Awards and four BAFTAs.
This epic biopic with stunning cinematography, direction and acting performances traces Gandhi's rise from a small-time lawyer to India's spiritual leader through his philosophy of non-violent but direct-action protest. The spectacular two disc DVD includes digitally remastered picture and sound, an all-new introduction and commentary from Lord Attenborough, and an amazing 11 new behind-the-scenes featurettes covering pre-production, casting, design, and music, new interactive fact files and fascinating archive material plus exclusive new packaging, Special Edition booklet and collector's cards.
- In Search of Gandhi featurette
- Madeleine Slade - An Englishwoman Abroad featurette
- Ben Kingsley talks about Gandhi featurette
- Reflections on Ben featurette
- Shooting an Epic in India featurette
- The Funeral featurette
- Looking Back featurette
- From the Director's Chair - On Casting featurette
- From the Director's Chair - On Music featurette
- Designing Gandhi - Creating a Tent for the Indian National Congress featurette
- Designing Gandhi - Building the Ashram featurette
- Designing Gandhi - Finding Trains featurette
- The Making of Gandhi Photo Montage
- The Words of Mahatma Gandhi Archive Material includes: Original Newsreel Footage, Vintage Lobby Cards and Original Theatrical Trailer
- Milestones in Gandhi's Life Filmographies
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.