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Widescreen version.


English dialogue; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Michael Palin, Kim Greist.

Publication Information

Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection ; Universal City, CA : Universal Home Video [distributor, 2006]

Physical Description

3 videodiscs (ca. 142 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


MPAA Rating: R, for some strong violence.


A comedy/romance about a surreal world in which terrorists scare the citizens, and where nothing can be accomplished without paperwork.


Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1985.


  • Special features: Disc 1: The movie: All-new, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Terry Gilliam, with a remastered Dolby stereo. surround soundtrack; Audio commentary by Gilliam (142 min )
  • Disc 2: The production notebook: "What is 'Brazil'?", Rob Hedden's 30-minute on-set documentary; "The battle of 'Brazil': a video history", an original 60-minute Criterion documentary by Jack Mathews; Screenwriters Tom Stoppard and Charles McKeown on the script; Production designer Norman Garwood on the look of 'Brazil'; Costume designer James Acheson on the couture of fantasy and fascism; Storyboards for Gilliam's original dream sequences, many of which didn't make it into the film; Composer Michael Kamen unveils the sources of his score; A study of the special effects, including raw footage of unfinished effects; Theatrial trailer; Publicity and production stills (86 min.)
  • Disc 3: 'Brazil': the "Love conquers all" version: The 94-minute cut of 'Brazil', which includes all the changes that Gilliam refused to make, from the alternate opening to the controversial happy ending; Audio commentary by Gilliam expert David Morgan; An essay by Jack Mathews.

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