1 videodisc (approximately 164 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert in container
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1984.
Based on the novel by E.M. Forster and the play by Santha Rama Rau.
Special features: Reflections of David Lean ; bonus trailers ; talent files ; interactive menus ; production notes ; scene selections.
Publisher's number: 05852.
Director of photography, Ernest Day ; editor, David Lean ; original music composed and conducted by Maurice Jarre, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ; costume designer, Judy Moorcroft ; production designer, John Box.
Peggy Ashcroft, Judy Davis, James Fox, Alec Guinness, Nigel Havers, Victor Banerjee, Richard Wilson, Michael Culver, Antonia Pemberton, Art Malik, Ann Firbank, Saeed Jaffrey, Clive Swift, Sandra Hotz.
While on a trip in 1928 to visit her son, Mrs. Moore, accompanied by her son's fiancee, is appalled at the treatment of the Indians by the ruling British government. Later, they befriend a native Indian who, over-stepping the accepted norms of his culture, invites the two ladies on an excursion. In a strange turn of events, he is accused of attempting to rape the young woman.
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital; widescreen presentation (aspect ratio, approx. 1.85:1).
Dialogue in English with optional soundtracks in French and Spanish and optional subtitles in English, French and Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Academy Awards, 1984: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Peggy Ashcroft); Best Music (Original Score) (Maurice Jarre).
Golden Globe Awards, 1985: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Peggy Ashcroft); Best Foreign Language Film (The United Kingdom); Best Original Score - Motion Picture (Maurice Jarre).