World-renowned director Mike Leigh takes a trip back to the Victorian era of gaslight theaters and irreverent musical entertainments. Focusing on the strained partnership of W.S. Gilbert played by Academy Award winning Jim Broadbent and Arthur Sullivan, played by Allan Corduner, Leigh shows how the pair overcame their creative and personal differences to produce one of musical theatre's most delightful achievements, "The Mikado." The stunning period re-creation won Academy Awards for Best Costumes andBest Makeup. Bonus features include the director's commentary, the rarely seen 1992 short "A Sense of History," deleted scenes, a commemorative booklet and more.