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Format: DVD
Sku: 40724390
UPC: 786936239911
UPC 14: 00786936239911
Sales Rank: 7
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Carpe Diem, Seize The Day!
In an age defined by crew cuts, sport coats, and cheerless conformity, he not only broke the mold... he reinvented it. Academy Award winner Robin Williams delivers a brilliant performance in one of Hollywood's most compelling and thought-provoking motion pictures of all time. Williams stars as English professor John Keating, a passionate iconoclast who changes his students' lives forever when he challenges them to live life to the fullest and "Carpe Diem" -- seize the day! Keating's unconventional approach meets with irrepressible enthusiasm from his students, but the faculty at staid, exclusive Welton Academy prep school is, to put it mildly, not amused. Featuring a star-marking performance by Ethan Hawke and over three hours of never-before-seen bonus materials, this Special Edition of Dead Poets Society will captivate and inspire you again and again.

"...solid, smart entertainment.  Desson Howe, Washington Post
"One of the most magnificient pictures I've seen.  Gene Shalit, The Today Show
"...well made, extremely well acted.  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide

Editor's Note
An unconventional New England prep school teacher inspires his students with poetry and encourages them to embrace life. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best Picture, Best Actor--Robin Williams, Best (Original) Screenplay. Academy Awards: Best Original Screenplay.

Features

Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1); Dolby Surround Sound

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/19/2013
Video Play Time Running Time: 129 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1989
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 3517103
Video UPC UPC: 00786936239911
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Ethan Hawke
Video Cast Info Josh Charles
Video Cast Info Robert Sean Leonard
Video Cast Info Robin Williams
Video Cast Info John Seale - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Maurice Jarre - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Peter Weir - Director
Video Cast Info Steven Haft, et. al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Tom Schulman - Writer
Video Cast Info Wendy Stites - Production Designer
Video Cast Info William Anderson - Editor

Awards


Oscar (1990)
Video Award Name Tom Schulman, Winner, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly For The Screen
   Video Award Name Robin Williams, Nominee, Best Actor
   Video Award Name Peter Weir, Nominee, Best Director
   Video Award Name Steven Haft, et. al., Nominee, Best Picture

British Academy Awards (1990)
Video Award Name Steven Haft, et. al., Winner, Best Film
Video Award Name Maurice Jarre, Winner, Best Original Film Score
   Video Award Name Robin Williams, Nominee, Best Actor
   Video Award Name Peter Weir, Nominee, Best Director
   Video Award Name Tom Schulman, Nominee, Best Original Screenplay

Golden Globe (1990)
   Video Award Name Peter Weir, Nominee, Best Director--Motion Picture
   Video Award Name Robin Williams, Nominee, Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture-Drama
   Video Award Name Tom Schulman, Nominee, est Screenplay--Motion Picture

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"...[Williams's performance] pulls together Peter Weir's mystical paean to youthful spirit..." -- Rating: B 03/12/1999 p.72

New York Times
"...[Williams gives an] exceptionally fine performance....Some very good performances from the younger actors [as well]..."| 06/02/1989 p.C8

Los Angeles Times
"...[The film has] a gorgeous look and smashing rhythms....THE DEAD POETS SOCIETY commands respect and affection..." 06/02/1989 p.C1

Chicago Sun-Times 5 of 10
Dead Poets Society is a collection of pious platitudes masquerading as a courageous stand in favor of something: doing your own thing, I think. It's about an inspirational, unconventional English teacher and his students at "the best prep school in America" and how he challenges them to question conventional views by such techniques as standing on their desks. It is, of course, inevitable that the brilliant teacher will eventually be fired from the school, and when his students stood on their desks to protest his dismissal, I was so moved, I wanted to throw up. - Roger Ebert

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Product attributeActor:   Williams,Robin
Product attributeLabel:   Buena Vista Home Video
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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