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Shine (1996) Blu-ray (Umbrella/Region Free)

Shine (1996) Blu-ray (Umbrella/Region Free)

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One of the most celebrated and successful films of Australian cinema history, SHINE swept the pool of local awards in 1996, winning nine AFI Awards. The following year SHINE became an international phenomenon scoring seven Oscar nominations, five Golden Globe nominations and nine BAFTA nominations amongst many other international awards. After Geoffrey Rush was awarded an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for Best Actor, his acting career was completely transformed.

Shine is still as fresh and as compelling as it ever was. This new Special Edition celebrates a remarkable success story for Australian cinema and for the remarkable team that brought the film to the screen after an arduous ten-year journey.

SHINE is the true story of pianist David Helfgott, his turbulent relationship with his father, his breakdown and eventual redemption through the love of his wife, Gillian. This is a story rich in music and emotion, produced by Jane Scott and directed by Scott Hicks with visual elegance from a brilliant screenplay by Jan Sardi. The cast, led by Geoffrey Rush as the adult David and Noah Taylor as the adolescent David, give career-best performances. The film is an especially fine celebration of the work of four screen legends, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Lynn Redgrave, Googie Withers and John Gielgud. With this exciting new High-Definition edition, SHINE is ready to recapture the imagination of its original audience and captivate a whole new generation.

Director: Scott Hicks

Cast: Armin Mueller-Stahl; Geoffrey Rush; Noah Taylor; Sonia Todd

Extras:
  • Audio Commentary with Director Scott Hicks and Actor Geoffrey Rush
  • The Imp, the Spirit, the Hero - playing David Helfgott in Shine with Geoffrey Rush
  • Sculpting the Movie - the experience of directing Shine with Scott Hicks
  • Drawing the Audience In - making the music of Shine with David Hirschfelder
  • At Home with David Helfgott
  • On Location - Original 1996 behind-the-scenes look at 'Shine'
  • Original 1996 interviews with cast and crew, including director Scott Hicks, producer Jane Scott, screenwriter Jan Sardi, Geoffrey Rush (David), Noah Taylor (Young David), Armin Mueller-Stahl (Peter), Lynn Redgrave (Gillian), director of photography Geoffrey Simpson, production designer Vicki Niehus, and costume designer Louise Wakerfield
  • Screen Tests featuring Geoffrey Rush and Noah Taylor
  • Film Buff Forecast interview with screenwriter Jan Sardi
  • Australian Theatrical Trailer
  • Press Image Galley

  • Disc type: Blu-ray
    No. of discs: 1
    Running time: 105
    Audio format: 5.1 & 2.0 DTS-HD MA
    Format: 1080P
    Languages: English
    Image ratio: 1.77.1
    Subtitles: English HOH
    Year of Production: 1996
    Region Coding: Region Free