Doctor Zhivago (Blu-ray, 45th Anniversary Edition, With CD)

Starring: Julie Christie & Omar Sharif Director: David Lean  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
Doctor Zhivago (Blu-ray, 45th Anniversary
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1965
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Disc 1: the movie
    • Commentary by Omar Sharif, Rod Steiger and Sandra Lean
    • New commemorative two-part 45th-anniversary retrospective Doctor Zhivago: a celebration
    • Disc 2: special features
    • Hour-long documentary Doctor Zhivago: the making of a russian epic
    • Gallery of vintage featurettes, including press interviews and a geraldine chaplin screen test
    • Theatrical trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - French, Spanish

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1965 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Robert Bolt
Academy Awards 1965 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (Color)
Academy Awards 1965 - Best Cinematography: Freddie Young
Academy Awards 1965 - Best Costume Design (Color)
Academy Awards 1965 - Best Original Score: Maurice Jarre

Entertainment Reviews:

Total Film - 03/01/2000
"...Breathtaking..." -- 4 out of 5 stars
Chicago Sun-Times - 04/07/1995
"...Rod Steiger gives one of the performances of his career..."
USA Today - 11/09/2001
"...It influenced fashion and inspired men to grow mustaches....It also launched a best-selling soundtrack album of Maurice Jarre's score and made a superstar of Julie Christie..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/09/2001
"...Hollywood's last great romantic epic....A Panavision marvel of snow-swept vistas, ice-glazed architecture, and elegantly choreographed legions of extras..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/02/2003
"...Unabashedly romantic and beloved by moviegoers around the world. Omar Sharif became an international superstar with his performance..."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/07/2010
"[T]he cast is aces across the board....Even better: cinematographer Freddie Young's wide-screen shots, which capture the snowy steppes with the same haunting beauty he found in the desert on Lean's previous film..."
Empire - 06/01/2010
4 stars out of 5 -- "It boasts huge sets and great epic scenes....Lean delivers the heavy breathing through his choreography of extras, extraordinary cinematography and a stirring score."

Plot Keywords:

Epic | Essential Cinema | History | Love Story | Period Piece | Politics | Recommended | Theatrical Release | War

Production Notes:

  • Shot in Panavision.
  • Co-produced by Carlo Ponti Productions.
  • Writer Boris Pasternak won the Nobel Prize for his novel, but refused to accept the award.
  • Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein's film "Potemkin" provided inspiration for David Lean, who allegedly based the massacre scenes in "Zhivago" on that revolutionary classic.
  • Originally rated MPAA GP.
  • DVD Special Features: "Making-Of" Featurette, New Dolby Digital 5.1 Soundtrack,
    Dual-Layer Format for Interruption Free Playback, 8-Page Trivia Booklet, and Special Reissue Trailer.

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 84,323
  • UPC: 883929086979
  • Shipping Weight: 0.63/lbs (approx)
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