The Shawshank Redemption (Blu-ray, Collector's Bonus Book)

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Clancy Brown & Tim Robbins Director: Frank Darabont  Rated: R: Restricted
Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.
The Shawshank Redemption (Blu-ray, Collector's
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 22 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Castle Rock
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - English 5.1, French 2.0, Spanish 2.0
    • Dolby TrueHD - English 5.1
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers
    • Comic Spoof - The Starktank Redemption
    • Audio Commentary: Director Frank Darabont
    • Interviews: The Charlie Rose Show Segment
    • Documentary:
      1. Hope Springs Eternal
      2. A First Look Back At The Shaw Shank Redemption
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills and Collectibles Galleries
  • Additional Products:
    • Collector's Bonus Book

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"I'm a regular Sears and Roebuck"
  - Red (Morgan Freeman), the man on the inside who "knows how to get things"
"First you hate 'em. Then you get used to 'em. After long enough, you get so you depend on 'em. That's institutionalized."
  - Red, referring to the prison walls
"The funny thing is--on the outside, I was an honest man, straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook."
  - Andy (Tim Robbins)

Entertainment Reviews:

Premiere - 04/01/1995
"...[The pairing of Freeman and Robbins] sparks moments of true grace and emotion..."
Rolling Stone - 10/06/1994
"...Undeniably powerful and moving..."
New York Times - 09/23/1994
"...A slow, gentle story of camaraderie....THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION has its own brand of iconoclasm..."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/07/1995
"...Extremely satisfying entertainment....[A] provisional masterpiece..." -- Rating: A-
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/17/1999
"...THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION creates a warm hold on our feelings....It is deeper than most films; about continuity in a lifetime based on friendship and hope..."
Total Film - 08/01/2000
"...Robbins and Freeman are superb, the dialogue sparse and poetic..."

Plot Synopsis:

When an innocent man is sentenced to life in prison for murder, he thinks his life is over. However, despite years of brutal incarceration, his indomitable spirit makes him an inspiration to everyone he encounters.

Plot Keywords:

Escape | Essential Cinema | Injustice | Prison / Prisoners | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical realease: September 23, 1994.
  • Shot in Ohio and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • The script didn't originally call for a black man in Morgan Freeman's role. However, director Frank Darabont thought it would be funny not to cut a line that seemed to indicate the original intentions: When Tim Robbins's character asks Morgan Freeman why he's called Red, Freeman answers, "Maybe it's because I'm Irish," then gives Robbins a quizzical look and a wink.
  • The role of Tommy Williams (played by Gil Bellows) was originally intended for Brad Pitt.
  • Darabont's following film, THE GREEN MILE, is also based on Stephen King tale involving a prison setting.

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  • UPC: 053939267525
  • Shipping Weight: 0.40/lbs (approx)
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