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The English patient

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Widescreen version.


Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Naveen Andrews, Colin Firth, Julian Wadham, Jürgen Prochnow.

Publication Information

[United States] : Miramax Home Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2004?]


DVD format ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound, Region 1 encoding.

Videodisc release of the 1996 motion picture.

Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje.

Rated R for sexuality, some violence and language.

In English with optional Spanish and French subtitles.

Special features include: Master class with screenwriter and director Anthony Minghella - deleted scenes ; the making of The English patient ; a historical look at the real Count Almasy ; two feature commentary tracks with the filmmakers ; from novel to screenplay ; the formidable Saul Zaentz, producer ; about author Michael Ondaatje ; filmmaker conversations with Anthony Minghella, Saul Zaentz, Michael Ondaatje and editor Walter Murch.

Presented in a widescreen format which preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio (1.85:1) ; enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions.

During World War II, a mysterious stranger is rescued from a fiery plane crash. The British allies care for him, unaware of the dangerous secrets from his past. Yet, as the mystery of his identity is slowly revealed, an incredible tale of passion, intrigue and adventure unfolds.

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