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The River: The Criterion Collection DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 99 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: March 1, 2005
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Introduction To the Film by Jean Renoir

    Rumer Godden: An Indian Affair, a 1995 documentary produced for the BBC Bookmark series, following author Rumer Godden as she journeys back to her childhood home in India

    New Video Interview with Martin Scorsese, a key figure in the restoration

    2000 Audio Interview with Producer Ken McEldowney.

    Stills Gallery Featuring Production Photos and Publicity Stills

    Original Theatrical Trailer

    PLUS: Essays by Film Scholars Ian Christie and Alexander Sesonske

The Ganges is the real star of this gentle coming-of-age tale from renowned French director Jean Renoir. Filming on location in Technicolor, he captures some sublime images of India for his tale of three young women -- two British and one of mixed blood -- who become fascinated with a visiting World War II veteran. With a cast combining professional actors like Esmond Knight, Nora Swinburne and Adrienne Corri with non-actors, he achieves a subtle, insightful portrait of life in a land whose wonders dwarf its inhabitants. Includes director's introduction, interviews, critical essays, more.
 
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