The Mission [Import] (Blu-ray)

Starring: Robert De Niro & Jeremy Irons Director: Roland Joffé  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
The Mission [Import] (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 6 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1986
  • Label: Imports
  • Encoding: Region [unknown]

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1986 - Best Cinematography: Chris Menges
Cannes 1986 - Palme d'Or

Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound - 09/01/1986
"...Many dazzling sequences....Joffé is well in command of his emotional commitments..."
Variety - 05/21/1986
"...Spectacular scenery and an extraordinary high degree of production values....Director Joffe has come up with some stunning scenes..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/15/1986
"...THE MISSION is haunting spectacle, it is serious and passionate....It provides Jeremy Irons with a chance for his purest and most searing film performance..."
Total Film - 07/01/2003
"...Earnest in tone, melancholic in mood....If your tear ducts aren't tingling as its credits roll, check your soul..."
Hollywood Reporter - 05/13/2003
"...Ennio Morricone's famous score sounds appropriately mystical and majestic..."

Plot Synopsis:

In Roland Joffé's THE MISSION, a swordsman and a priest, both Jesuit missionaries, defy the colonial forces of Spain and Portugal to save an Indian tribe in 18th-century South America.

Plot Keywords:

Adventure | Epic | Indians | Period Piece | Race Relations | Recommended | Theatrical Release | Tragedy

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: November 1986.
  • Filmed on location over a 16-week period in Colombia and at the waterfalls of Cataratas del Iguazú on the border of Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil.
  • Estimated budget: $23 million.
  • THE MISSION is based on a true story.
  • Two of the missionaries in the film are played by real-life Jesuit clergymen, Daniel Berrigan and Tony Lawn. They also served as technical advisers on the film.
  • The film features one of Aidan Quinn's first screen appearances.
  • The National Board of Review named THE MISSION one of the 10 Best English-language films of 1986.
  • THE MISSION won the Golden Palm at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival.
  • Chris Menges received the Best Cinematography award from the Los Angeles Film Critics. His opening shot of a crucified man going over a waterfall is one of the most memorable scenes in film history.

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  • UPC: 883929155804
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