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A Passage to India [DVD]

Judy Davis , James Fox , Richard Wilson    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Judy Davis, James Fox, Peggy Ashcroft, Victor Banerjee, Alec Guinness
  • Directors: Richard Wilson
  • Producers: Maurice Jarre, John Brabourne
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: 6 May 2013
  • Run Time: 160 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009XU66UG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,908 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A Passage to India, David Lean's adaptation of EM Forster's mysterious tale of racism in colonial India, turned out to be the master director's final film. Subtle and grand at the same time, Lean's adaptation is faithful to the book, rendering its blend of the mystical and the all-too human with exquisite precision. Judy Davis plays a young British woman travelling in India with her fiancé's mother. While visiting a tourist attraction, she has a frightening moment in a cave--one that she eventually spins from an instant of mental meltdown into a tale of a physical attack that ruins several lives. Lean captures Forster's sense of awe at the kind of ageless wisdom and inexplicable phenomena to be encountered in India, as well as the British tendency to dismiss it all as savage, rather than simply different. --Marshall Fine

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From the acclaimed director of Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago and The Bridge on the River Kwai, A Passage To India was Sir David Lean's last ever feature film and a winner of two Oscars®.

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106 of 110 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WHEN EAST AND WEST COLLIDE... 22 Feb 2003
By Lawyeraau HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
This is a magnificent and exquisitely wrought film, well nuanced and faithful in its adaptation of E.M. Forster's classic novel of the same name. Director David Lean, who had previously directed such cinematic triumphs as "Bridge on the River Kwai" and "Lawrence of Arabia", outdid himself with this film, which was nominated for eleven Academy Awards and for which Peggy Ashcroft won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, as did Maurice Jarre for Best Score.
Set in 1928 colonial India, it is a story about racism and love. A headstrong and adventurous Englishwoman, Adela Quested (Judy Davis) travels to India to meet her fiance. She is accompanied on her journey by her fiance's elderly mother, Mrs. Moore (Peggy Ashcroft), a lovely and kindly woman who, upon reaching India, is appalled at the treatment of the native Indian populace by her own countrymen. She eventually makes the acquaintance of a very nice Indian man, Dr. Aziz (Victor Banerjee), who is surprised at being treated as a sentient human being by this Englishwoman. During a social occasion, in which the usual class boundaries were set aside, he again meets the delightful Mrs. Moore and is introduced to Adela Quested. Enthused by being treated as an equal, he gets carried away and invites them to be his guests on an excursion he can ill afford to a well known, but remote tourist spot, the Marabar caves.
It is a hot day and a long journey to these mysterious caves, and Dr. Aziz and Ms. Quested are thrown together more than they ordinarily would have been, setting the stage for a fateful and strange turn of events, one that would have great personal, as well as political, impact on the parties concerned.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
By Nigel Mc TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray
This review is of the recently released Blu-ray version of Passage to India. Although the film Passage to India has been reviewed 18 times there has not been a single review of the version in high definition. I find this a little surprising because this classic film was simply crying out for the Blu-ray treatment. Is it worth upgrading to the new HD version? Without any hesitation the answer is a resounding `yes' and those yet to see the film you have a treat in store. Of all directors David Lean was the master perfectionist. His attention to detail was amazing and this can clearly be seen with the wonderful cinematography which is a feature of all his films and Passage to India in particular. High definition allows you to see the film as the Director intended - not the bland, semi-sharp picture that has appeared on network television over the years.

Cinema lovers are so lucky to be able to see this fabulous restoration. Sony has done a magnificent job in restoring David Lean's final masterpiece. The expression `they don't make them like this anymore' could have been written for this film. And please don't kid yourself that you have already seen the film on network television. Almost certainly you will have seen the unrestored version with indifferent picture quality and mediocre sound. Ideally, you should watch this film either through a projector or on the largest flat screen possible. The video quality is simply amazing, beautifully sharp picture throughout and wonderful vibrant colours all of which allows you to soak up the atmosphere which David Lean so carefully created. Some of the shots will leave you breathless!

This film is beautifully acted with an excellent story. What more could you want in a film?
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WHEN EAST AND WEST COLLIDE... 5 Nov 2002
By Lawyeraau HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:VHS Tape
This is a magnificent and exquisitely wrought film, well nuanced and faithful in its adaptation of E.M. Forster's classic novel of the same name. Director David Lean, who had previously directed such cinematic triumphs as "Bridge on the River Kwai" and "Lawrence of Arabia", outdid himself with this film, which was nominated for eleven Academy Awards and for which Peggy Ashcroft won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, as did Maurice Jarre for Best Score.
Set in 1928 colonial India, it is a story about racism and love. A headstrong and adventurous Englishwoman, Adela Quested (Judy Davis) travels to India to meet her fiance. She is accompanied on her journey by her fiance's elderly mother, Mrs. Moore (Peggy Ashcroft), a lovely and kindly woman who, upon reaching India, is appalled at the treatment of the native Indian populace by her own countrymen. She eventually makes the acquaintance of a very nice Indian man, Dr. Aziz (Victor Banerjee), who is surprised at being treated as a sentient human being by this Englishwoman. During a social occasion, in which the usual class boundaries were set aside, he again meets the delightful Mrs. Moore and is introduced to Adela Quested. Enthused by being treated as an equal, he gets carried away and invites them to be his guests on an excursion he can ill afford to a well known, but remote tourist spot, the Marabar caves.
It is a hot day and a long journey to these mysterious caves, and Dr. Aziz and Ms. Quested are thrown together more than they ordinarily would have been, setting the stage for a fateful and strange turn of events, one that would have great personal, as well as political, impact on the parties concerned.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good value for the money
When you are on a budget theused options make excellent alternatives to the full price of an unused brand new copy.
Published 11 days ago by Benjamin Southall
3.0 out of 5 stars Good cinematography
Not much amused with story line.
But amazing landscaping & cinematography is really nice.
Each situation is nicely captured the cover photo itself tells.
Published 2 months ago by R IND
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic film - with outstanding customer service from the...
This has long been one of my favourite films. It ticks all of the boxes - a beautiful production; a formidable director; a wonderful, timeless, British cast; and a story and style... Read more
Published 3 months ago by n d phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
Rates as one of my all time favourite films. Can you wear a dvd out by playing over and over again?
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Published 6 months ago by mavis
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect as described. The item is in lovely condition. Well packaged...
Perfect as described. The item is in lovely condition. Well packaged and arrived promptly. Is value for money. Thank you.
Published 9 months ago by Maw
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic film entertainment
Brilliant story covering the life and times of the raj in India . The acting is superb, the scenery beautiful a film that leaves you content with life.
Published 9 months ago by Clive robert
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film.
Passage to India on blu ray is a definite keeper, colour and overall sharpness are superb as is the sound, this is the first region free
disc I've bought from the states, now... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Duggie
4.0 out of 5 stars Forster's masterpiece
This remarkable story centred on the British Raj and its asinine attitude to India is an essential read for understanding India today.
Published 11 months ago by Aristide Bruant
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