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The Giver

The Weinstein Company and WaldenMedia present a Tonik/As Is Productions production in association with Yucaipa Films ; produced by Nikki Silver, Jeff Bridges, Neil Koenisberg ; screenplay by Michael Mitnick and Robert B. Weide ; directed by Phillip Noyce
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
The story centers on Jonas, young man who lives in a supposedly ideal world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with the elder, who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all; a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before.
Director
Phillip Noyce
Performers
Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan, Taylor Swift, Emma Tremblay.
Release Date
2014
Run Time
97 min.
Language
English dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
Rating
Rating: PG-13; for a mature thematic image and some sci-fi action/violence
Notes
  • Based on the book by Lois Lowry.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
  • Special features: Highlights from the original script reading featuring Lloyd Bridges; Making The Giver: from page to screen; Jonas' harrowing journey (extended scene); "Ordinary human" featurette with OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder; Author Lois Lowry on The Giver; Study guide.
Edition
English/Spanish subtitled version
Credits
Casting by Mary Verneu and Venus Kanani ; costume designer, Diana Cilliers ; music supervisor, Dana Sand ; music by Marco Beltrami ; edited by Barry Alexander Brown ; production designer, Ed Verreaux ; director of photography, Ross Emery ; executive producers, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, Ron Burkle, Dylan Sellers, Ralph Winter, Alison Owen, Scooter Braun ; "Ordinary human".
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [2014]
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, LLC
Publisher no.
WC61745 Anchor Bay Films
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Description
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby digital 5.1, NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.39:1) presentation.
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