The Mission (Widescreen) (Special Edition) (2-DVD)

Closed Capationed Starring: Jeremy Irons & Robert De Niro Director: Roland Joffé  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
The Mission (Widescreen) (Special Edition) (2-DVD)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1986
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Digipak
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Surround - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: Making of THE MISSION
    • Audio Commentary: Roland Joffe - Director
    • Film Highlights:
      1. Robert DeNiro - Star
      2. Jeremy Irons - Star
      3. Liam Neeson - Star
      4. Roland Joffe - Star
      5. Aidan Quinn - Star
      6. Robert Bolt - Screenwriter

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: &
Directed by
Screenwriting by
Composition by

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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  • Sales Rank: 80,632
  • UPC: 085392349722
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