A Passage To India details
|Starring:||Victor Banerjee, Alec Guinness, Judy Davis, Nigel Havers, Clive Swift, Saeed Jaffrey, Judy Davis, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox|
|Studio:||ANCHOR BAY HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
A Passage To India
|Run time:||2 hours 37 minutes|
|Rental release:||31 Mar 2003|
|Subtitles:||Danish, Dutch, French, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Fairly disappointingBy a customer from Swindon , 24 Jan 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]If you know anything about David Lean you can appreciate his other works, particularly The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, etc. He has simply made some spectacular films.
In this instance I was NOT expecting an incredible film, and it turned out to be quite mediocre. The story was somewhat interesting during the first and second acts, albeit played-out, and the third act seemed very disjointed and left me wondering what the point was of this film.
Alec Guinness was improperly cast for a character that showed little reason for being in the film adaptation, and Victor Banerjee's character was often over-the-top.
This movie could have gone somewhere, but then again, you could also have condensed the story into about a 30 minute picture as well.
Perhaps this film doesn't deserve such scathing remarks, but Lean is capable of so much more, unfortunate that this was his last movie.
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THREE CHEERS FOR A SUPERB MOVIEBy Burnhamite (407 reviews) from BURNHAM , 02 Jan 2013It was very fitting one of EM Forster's finest stories was brought to the screen by David Lean, who assembled a superb cast to assist in his final movie. The opening 30 minutes acts as a travelogue to set the scene in India during the Raj and culminates with a criminal trial, seldom bettered in any other picture. WORTH MORE THAN THE MAXIMUM STARS ALLOWED
James LewisBy sixthtime (1 review) , 03 Nov 2012This is the only way I can find of reporting to you that this disc of Passage to India was also was damaged and did not play without interruption. Today I have reported by formatted message that the two discs of Lawrence of Arabia are both damaged, continually interrupting their playing.
This repeated poor quality is intolerable. Discs should not be on offer if they don't play properly and, if they need a wipe, then wipe them before sending them ! Quality control is your responsibility, not that of the reciepient and fee payer.
Action Thriller...By MrWarm (3 reviews) , 12 Aug 2012...this ain't, but it is good! Some stilted acting and a little bit toe curling seeing Alec Guinness black up but some fine visuals and a stunning setting.
requires concentrationBy Ruffell (2 reviews) , 12 Oct 2011Well written, well shot. This fil may look 'old' and express out dated and probably no longer understood attitudes but it is quality and well worth watching.
A Passage to IndiaBy a customer from Pershore , 03 Nov 2009I've seen other versions of a Passage to India and this is by far the best. Although the story is well known, it would be unfair to any future viewer to reveal anything further about the film other than it has been shot splendidily for its date. Indeed,it promted me to rent the double disc 'The Story of India' which, now that I have seen both, would recommend the latter to be viewed first.
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