Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Excellent condition.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $0.25
Learn More
Trade in now
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$11.71
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Outlet Promotions
Add to Cart
$12.49
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: NCL Enterprises
Add to Cart
$14.16
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • A Passage To India (2-Disc Collector's Edition)
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

A Passage To India (2-Disc Collector's Edition)


List Price: $19.99
Price: $11.70 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $8.29 (41%)
Only 2 left in stock.
Sold by Blue Moon Discounts and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
17 new from $4.58 17 used from $3.00 1 collectible from $19.99
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD Two-Disc Collector's Edition
$11.70
$4.58 $3.00


Frequently Bought Together

A Passage To India (2-Disc Collector's Edition) + Gandhi (Widescreen Two-Disc Collector's Edition) + Lawrence of Arabia (Single-Disc Edition)
Price for all three: $31.36

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product Details

  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Collector's Edition, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
    PLEASE NOTE:
    Some Region 1 DVDs may contain Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE). Some, but not all, of our international customers have had problems playing these enhanced discs on what are called "region-free" DVD players. For more information on RCE, click .
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: April 15, 2008
  • Run Time: 164 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0013D8LN6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #119,960 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "A Passage To India (2-Disc Collector's Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Commentary with Producer Richard Goodwin
  • “E.M. Forster: A Profile of an Author” - Elements of Forster's life and some of the main themes within the book are covered in this featurette.
  • “An Epic Takes Shape” - Cast & Crew talk about the genesis of the project.
  • “An Indian Affair” - Covers the main period of production over in India.
  • “Only Connect: A Vision of India” - Covers the whole area of Post Production and also includes the final days of shooting in the studios at Shepperton.
  • “Casting a Classic” - Priscilla John (Casting Director) talks about casting the film and the challenges of bringing characters from the book to life.
  • “David Lean: Shooting with the Master” - This featurette takes a look at Lean as a Director with emphasis on this film being the last of his career.
  • "Reflections of David Lean" - A featurette on David Lean that appeared on the last DVD release of the film.

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Set in 1928, this film portrays an indelibly sardonic picture of British life in territorial India.The story concerns Adela Quested, who is a free-spirited British woman, played by (Judy Davis), whohas settled in India and is to marry Ronny Heaslop (Nigel Havers), a town magistrate. She is befriended by the charming Dr. Aziz (Victor Banerjee), but it's a friendship that ultimately leads to tragedy.

Additional Features

Before Merchant Ivory took on A Room with a View and Howard's End, David Lean (1908-1991) adapted E.M. Forster's more difficult 1924 novel A Passage to India (actor/director Richard Wilson describes it as "almost un-filmable"). Nominated for 11 Academy Awards--composer Maurice Jarre and actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft won Oscars for their work--Forster's final book provides the material for Lean's last movie. This two-disc set grants the intimate epic the context it deserves. The seven featurettes on the second disc, which play collectively as one documentary, cover cultural and artistic matters. Participants include James Fox (Fielding), Nigel Havers (Ronny), Art Malik (Ali), and producer Richard Goodwin, who offers the erudite commentary on disc one. (About the six-month shoot, Havers exults, "The whole of India will just blow your socks off." Apparently, no one wanted to return to Shepperton Studios afterwards.) At the time this collector's edition was in production, Lean, Ashcroft, and Sir Alec Guinness had passed on. Nonetheless, Oscar nominee Judy Davis (Adela) is notable by her absence--and the same could be said of Jarre and Victor Banerjee (Dr. Aziz). Otherwise, Columbia has done an admirable job in lining up the principal cast and crew, and fans of the director are sure to find archival interview "Reflections of David Lean" particularly interesting, since he discusses other films and actors, like 1957 best picture winner The Bridge on the River Kwai with Guinness and William Holden. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

Customer Reviews

David Lean's film is no exception ... but more on that later.
J. Alec West
The cast is strong with especially notable characters created by Judy Davis, Dame Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox, Michael Culver, and Victor Banjeree.
Grady Harp
Having spent time in India I can relate as to how the British and Indian cultures have merged and yet were in conflict, even as they are today.
Tenzin Rigden

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

145 of 150 people found the following review helpful By Lawyeraau HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 30, 2001
Format: DVD
This is a magnificent and exquisitely wrought film, well nuanced and faithful in its adaptation of E.M. Forster's classic novel of the same name. Director David Lean, who had previously directed such cinematic triumphs as "Bridge on the River Kwai" and "Lawrence of Arabia", outdid himself with this film, which was nominated for eleven Academy Awards and for which Peggy Ashcroft won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, as did Maurice Jarre for Best Score.
Set in 1928 colonial India, it is a story about racism and love. A headstrong and adventurous Englishwoman, Adela Quested (Judy Davis) travels to India to meet her fiance. She is accompanied on her journey by her fiance's elderly mother, Mrs. Moore (Peggy Ashcroft), a lovely and kindly woman who, upon reaching India, is appalled at the treatment of the native Indian populace by her own countrymen. She eventually makes the acquaintance of a very nice Indian man, Dr. Aziz (Victor Banerjee), who is surprised at being treated as a sentient human being by this Englishwoman. During a social ocassion, in which the usual class boundaries were set aside, he again meets the delightful Mrs. Moore and is introduced to Adela Quested. Enthused by being treated as an equal, he gets carried away and invites them to be his guests on an excursion he can ill afford to a well known, but remote tourist spot, the Marabar caves.
It is a hot day and a long journey to these mysterious caves, and Dr. Aziz and Ms. Quested are thrown together more than they ordinarily would have been, setting the stage for a fateful and strange turn of events, one that would have great personal, as well as political, impact on the parties concerned.
Read more ›
8 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
78 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Marc Cabir Davis on December 26, 2001
Format: DVD
When David Lean's "A Passage to India" opened in 1984, some saw it as a showdown between the glory days of literate epic filmmaking and the "feel-good" ethos of the Lucas/Spielberg popcorn juggernauts. Who better than the director of "Lawrence of Arabia," "Doctor Zhivago" and "Bridge on the River Kwai" to show the film school grads how to make a movie? As always, anything burdened by such mythic expectations is bound to fail ("Phantom Menace" anyone?) Sadly, I joined the chorus of detractors lamenting "Passage" as a poor shadow of the "Leanscapes" that catapulted "Lawrence" and "Zhivago" into film history.
Amazing how age softens perspective. A fresh viewing of "Passage," courtesy of Columbia TriStar Home Video's new DVD, reveals an eloquent adaptation of E.M. Forster's complex novel about British colonialism in 1928 India and the cultural and sensual abysses that separate men and women, English and Indian, sensualist and ascetic.

"Passage" tells the story of Adela Quested (Judy Davis) en route to India to visit her fiancé, Ronny Heslop (Nigel Havers). Traveling with Heslop's mother, Mrs. Moore (Peggy Ashcroft, in an Oscar-winning performance), Adela arrives in the city of Chandrapore to find an alien environment, yet evocative in a way she cannot fathom. Mrs. Moore is similarly captivated by India, but is less than admiring of the treatment of the Indians by their colonial masters, i.e. her peers. One night, Mrs. Moore visits an abandoned mosque. There, she encounters local physician Dr. Aziz (Victor Banerjee). At first he charges her with blasphemy, entering a holy place improperly.
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Doug Anderson VINE VOICE on January 26, 2002
Format: DVD
Very interesting examination of English and Indian attitudes about themselves and each other in 1920's India. The English that reside in India may start off as decent folk with the feeling that they are in the business of improving India and some are. Most however merely see the India venture as an employment opportunity and once there merely carry on being English and force their English ways and rules on Indians whom they demean in the process. Lean presents the stereotypical English administrators and their wives as a rather unappealing bunch of snobs who only become more prejudice the longer they stay on. India is seen by them to be a muddle in need of their administrative and civilizing skills. The Indians of course see things quite differently. British snobbery and decorum prevents any social mixing with the Indians they rule so its no surprise they don't understand the people whose country they are in.
Judy Davis and her fiances mother arrive in India and find the stringent social norms to be revolting. They immediately want to meet Indians and learn about the place they are in from the Indians whom they treat like polite hosts. When they do begin socializing with the Indians however trouble follows. The incident in the Marabar caves is brought on by the uneasy combination of English repression and Indian sensuality which is everywhere on display in the temples and statuary. The "incident" is the central mystery to the movie and I won't spoil it for you but during the trial that follows the true nature of the relationship between the ruling English and the subject race is made painstakingly clear to all. Excellent and competent and compressed presentation of the Forster novel which also relies on a stage version of the book.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

Topic From this Discussion
casting passage to India Be the first to reply
Have something you'd like to share about this product?
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Blue Moon Discounts Privacy Statement Blue Moon Discounts Shipping Information Blue Moon Discounts Returns & Exchanges