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A passage to India [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures presents a John Brabourne and Richard Goodwin production in association with John Heyman and Edward Sands and Home Box Office, Inc., a David Lean film ; produced by John Brabourne and Richard Goodwin ; screenplay by David Lean ; directed by David Lean.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Part Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Media Center DVD 6650-6651 disc 1 37684001088796 Annex Copy hold / Volume hold Available -
Media Center DVD 6650-6651 disc 2 37684001088797 Annex Copy hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1424867800
  • ISBN: 9781424867806
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 164 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Collector's ed.
  • Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2008]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel by E.M. Forster and the play by Santha Rama Rau.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
Special features: Commentary with producer Richard Goodwin; "E.M. Forster: profile of an author" featurette; "An epic takes shape" featurette; "An Indian affair" featurette; "Only connect: a vision of India" featurette; "Casting a classic" featurette; "David Lean: shooting with the master" featurette; "Reflections of David Lean" featurette.
Formatted Contents Note:
disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. Special features.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Ernest Day; editor, David Lean; music, Maurice Jarre.
Participant or Performer Note:
Peggy Ashcroft, Judy Davis, James Fox, Alec Guinness, Nigel Havers, Victor Banerjee.
Summary, etc.:
Adela Quested is a plucky young woman who journeys from England with the free-spirited Mrs. Moore. Flouting convention, the two women accompany the handsome Dr. Aziz on a tour of the mysterious Marabar Caves. But things turn ugly when Adela returns scratched and bloodied from the expedition. As British authorities urge her to press charges against Aziz, the line separating truth and fantasy begin to blur.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, remastered in High Definition.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
These discs are copy protected.
Language Note:
English or French dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Academy Awards, USA, 1985: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Peggy Ashcroft) ; Best Music, Original Score (Maurice Jarre)
Subject: Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970 > Film adaptations.
Women adventurers > India > Drama.
Tourists > India > Drama.
Caves > India > Drama.
Wounds and injuries > India > Drama.
India > History > British occupation, 1765-1947 > Drama.
India > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Action and adventure films.
Historical films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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