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Dead Poets Society [videorecording]

Touchstone Pictures presents in association with Silver Screen Partners IV ; a Steven Haft production in association with Witt-Thomas Productions ; a Peter Weir film ; written by Tom Schulman ; produced by Steven Haft, Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas ; directed by Peter Weir
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Robin Williams portrays English professor John Keating, who, in an age of crew cuts, sport coats and cheerless conformity, inspires his students to live life to the fullest, exclaiming "Carpe Diem, lads! Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary!" The charismatic teacher's emotionally charged challenge is met by his students with irrepressible enthusiasm--changing their lives forever.
Director
Peter Weir
Performers
Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke.
Release Date
1989
Run Time
129 min.
Language
English or French language soundtracks (Dolby surround) ; closed-captioned in English
Rating
MPAA rating: PG
Notes
  • Videodisc release of a 1989 motion picture production.
  • Bonus features: "Dead Poets": a look back (featuring new interview footage with director Peter Weir, Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, and many more; Raw takes ; Master of sound: Alan Splet (new interviews with David Lynch and Peter Weir) ; Cinematography master class (an interview and inspirational lighting workshop with cinematographer John Seale; Audio commentary (with director Peter Weir, cinematographer John Seale and writer Tom Schulman) ; Technical trailer.
Awards Note
Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Schulman).
Edition
Special edition
ISBN
0788853643
Credits
Director of photography, John Seale ; music by Maurice Jarre ; editor, William Anderson.
Published
Burbank, Calif. : Touchstone Home Video : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2006.
Publisher no.
35171 Touchstone Home Video
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
Description
1 videodisc (ca. 129 min. + extras) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Widescreen version presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio (1.85:1).
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