CreatorColumbia Pictures ; International Film Investors, Goldcrest Films International, National Film Development Corporation Ltd. of India, Indo-British Films Ltd. ; directors of photography, Billy Williams, Ronnie Taylor ; executive producer, Michael Stanley-Evans ; written by John Briley ; produced and directed by Richard Attenborough
2-disc collector's edition ; twenty-fifth anniversary edition. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 
2 DVDs (191 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Martin Sheen, Ian Charleson, Athol Fugard, Gunter Maria Halmer, Saeed Jaffrey, Geraldine James, Alyque Padamsee, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Rohini Hattangady, Ian Bannen, Michael Bryant, John Clements, Richard Griffiths, Nigel Hawthorne, Bernard Hepton, Michael Hordern, Shreeram Lagoo, Om Puri, Virendra Razdan, Richard Vernon
Costume designers, John Mollo, Bhanu Athaiya ; art directors, Ram Yedekar, Norman Dorme ; set decorator, Michael Seirton ; music conducted by George Fenton ; associate producer, Suresh Jindal ; sound recordist, Simon Kaye ; production designer, Stuart Craig ; film editor, John Bloom ; in charge of production, Terence A. Clegg ; co-producer, Rani Dubé ; music, Ravi Shankar ; orchestral score and additional music, George Fenton
Chronicles the life of Gandhi beginning with his political activities in South Africa during the late 1890's and ending with his assassination at the hands of a Hindu extremist in 1948. Shows the development of his philosophy of non-violence as he leads the people of India to independence from the British.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1982.
Special features: Disc 1. Introduction and commentary by Richard Attenborough. Disc 2. Photo gallery of vintage lobby cards; "The making of Gandhi" video montage; "Milestones in the life of Gandhi" interactive timeline; Trailer.
Region 1, NTSC; anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround; Remastered in high definition.
In English, dubbed French, dubbed Portuguese, or dubbed Spanish with optional English, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean, or French subtitles; Director's commentary optional Portuguese, Spanish or Korean subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Disc 2. Designing Gandhi (3 min.) -- In search of Gandhi (9 min.) -- Looking back (18 min.) -- Madeleine Slade : an Englishwoman abroad (10 min.) -- Reflections on Ben Shooting an epic in India The funeral (14 min.) -- The words of Mahatma Gandhi (2 min.) -- Vintage newsreel footage Ben Kingsley talks about Gandhi (19 min.) -- From the director's chair #1-on casting ; #2 on music (10 min.)