Dead Poets Society (special Edition)

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Great, Great Movie

by Reece on 4/13/2007

Most likely my favorite movie, You'd like this movie if... well if you are a teacher or work in the school system or if you just enjoy coming of age films.(like moi) The picture, cinematography and music of this movie are my favorites, though this Special Edition...well isn't all that "special" you just get a nicer menu, a short little documentary and some, dare I say, dull deleted scenes. (I have seen several scenes that were cut from the film and was hoping they'd be included on this Special Editon.. they were not.) There is also only about 10 chapters, where as the original DVD had much more (fewer chapters does seem to make a difference) If you already have this movie on dvd (like i do) I wouldn't recommend making the upgrade to this Special Editon (though I did) Unless you are a die hard fan (like I am) and care about drawn out one angled deleted scenes(which i don't...now) though one scene does show what the others did after the play that night. But hey it's up to you. Read More

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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.

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Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 40724390
UPC 786936239911
UPC 14 00786936239911
Format DVD
Release Date 5/19/2013
Rating Rating
Keywords
Campus Life
Coming Of Age
Essential Cinema
Personal Triumph
Recommended
Teenage
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
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.
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
Directors
Peter Weir
Actors
Robin Williams
Robert Sean Leonard
Cast & Crew
Ethan Hawke - Actor
John Seale - Cinematographer
Josh Charles - Actor
Maurice Jarre - Original Music By
Peter Weir - Director
Robert Sean Leonard - Actor
Robin Williams - Actor
Steven Haft, et. al. - Producer
Tom Schulman - Writer
Wendy Stites - Production Designer
William Anderson - Editor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1989
Catalog ID 3517103
UPC 00786936239911
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 129 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Awards
Oscar (1990) Tom Schulman, Winner, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly For The Screen,Robin Williams, Nominee, Best Actor,Peter Weir, Nominee, Best Director,Steven Haft, et. al., Nominee, Best Picture
British Academy Awards (1990) Steven Haft, et. al., Winner, Best Film,Maurice Jarre, Winner, Best Original Film Score,Robin Williams, Nominee, Best Actor,Peter Weir, Nominee, Best Director,Tom Schulman, Nominee, Best Original Screenplay
Golden Globe (1990) Peter Weir, Nominee, Best Director--Motion Picture,Robin Williams, Nominee, Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture-Drama,Tom Schulman, Nominee, est Screenplay--Motion Picture
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review 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.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 5
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1); Dolby Surround Sound
Product Attributes
Actor Williams,Robin
Label Buena Vista Home Video
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Desson Howe, Washington Post ...solid, smart entertainment.
Gene Shalit, The Today Show One of the most magnificient pictures I've seen.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide ...well made, extremely well acted.

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