Gandhi Blu-ray Release Gets Detailed


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Dec 12, 2008
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced the technical specs and special features for the upcoming Blu-ray release of the 25th Anniversary release of 'Gandhi ', which is due to hit store shelves on February 17th. For this two disc set, video will be presented in 2.40:1 1080p AVC accompanied by a 5.1 Dolby TrueHD soundtrack.

Extras for this release include:

* Disc One Gandhi's Legacy ? A Picture-in-Picture Graphics Track (BD Exclusive)
* Introduction by Sir Richard Attenborough
* Director's Commentary

Disc Two
* Vintage Newsreel Footage
* Sir Ben Kingsley Talks about Gandhi
* 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:
o Building the Ashram
o The Tent
o Finding Trains
* From the Director's Chair - 2 mini featurettes - Lord Attenborough shares his views on two areas of the production:
o On Casting
o On Music
* The Words of Muhatma Gandhi
* The Making of Gandhi ? A photo montage of behind-the-scenes stills
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