Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 2 hours, 9 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 17, 2012
- Originally Released: 1989
- Label: Touchstone / Disney
- Note: "Dead Poets": A look back
- Raw takes
- Master of sound: Alan Spiet - interviews with David Lynch and Peter Weir
- Cinematographer master class - an intensive and inspiration lighting workshop
- Audio commentary with director Peter Weir, cinematographer John Seale and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Tom Schulman (1989, Best Original Screenplay)
- Theatrical trailer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- DTS HD Master Audio - English
- Subtitles - French
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary."
Academy Awards 1989 -
Best Original Screenplay: Tom Schulman
Entertainment Weekly - 03/12/1999
"...[Williams's performance] pulls together Peter Weir's mystical paean to youthful spirit..." -- Rating: B
New York Times - 06/02/1989
"...[Williams gives an] exceptionally fine performance....Some very good performances from the younger actors [as well]..."
Los Angeles Times - 06/02/1989
"...[The film has] a gorgeous look and smashing rhythms....THE DEAD POETS SOCIETY commands respect and affection..."
Campus Life |
Coming Of Age |
Essential Cinema |
Personal Triumph |
- Budget estimate $16.4 million.
- Color by DuArt.
- Shot on location at St. Andrew's School in Middletown and New Castle, Delaware.
- Began shooting November 14, 1988; Completed shooting January 15, 1989.
- Released theatrically in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Toronto June 2, 1989; Wide release in USA June 9, 1989.
- Released on video March 28, 1990.
- Shown at the 1989 Venice Film Festival and Tokyo International Film Festival.
- Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.