Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago

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Director: Giacomo Campiotti

Cast: Giacomo Campiotti, Keira Knightley, Hans Matheson, Sam Neill

     
 

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This made-for-television adaptation of Boris Pasternak's epic novel gets the royal treatment for its North American DVD release. Doctor Zhivago has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo; the

Overview

This made-for-television adaptation of Boris Pasternak's epic novel gets the royal treatment for its North American DVD release. Doctor Zhivago has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo; the dialogue is in English, with no multiple language options, though English subtitles for the hearing impaired have been included. Bonus materials include a gallery of production photos, interviews with the cast and crew members, filmographies for the leading players, and a text biography of author Pasternak.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/04/2003
UPC:
0054961865192
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
NR
Source:
Acorn Media
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
3:45:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; 70 minutes of cast and crew interviews; Photo gallery; Filmographies; Boris Pasternak biography; English subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Keira Knightley Lara Antipova
Hans Matheson Yury Zhivago
Sam Neill Victor Komarovsky
Kris Marshall Pasha Antipov/Strelnikov
Alexandra Maria Lara Tonya Gromyko Zhivago
Daniele Liotti Misha Gordon
Celia Imrie Anna Gromyko
Bill Paterson Alexander Gromyko
Maryam D'Abo Amalia Guishar
Hugh Bonneville Andrey Zhivago
Anne-Marie Duff Olya Demina
Sam MacLintock Little Yury

Technical Credits
Giacomo Campiotti Director
Andrew Davies Screenwriter
Maria Djurkovic Production Designer
Rebecca Eaton Executive Producer
Blasco Giurato Cinematographer
Andy Harries Executive Producer
Anne Pivcevic Producer
Joe Walker Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Farewell [4:13]
2. Life in Moscow [4:57]
3. Lara [7:30]
4. Workers Unite! [2:58]
5. Victor Insists [10:57]
6. Illness Strikes [4:39]
7. Causing Harm [8:49]
8. Remembrance [5:02]
9. Rising Tide [7:04]
10. Evening Out [10:00]
11. Two Weddings [6:34]
12. Wedding Nights [2:25]
13. New Lives [2:47]
14. Front Lines [7:30]
15. Chance Meeting [8:49]
16. Shelter [5:29]
Side #2 --
1. Nation in Turmoil [7:25]
2. On the Run [6:38]
3. Slight Delay [3:57]
4. Captured [5:34]
5. Going Home [5:53]
6. Reunited [9:22]
7. Conscripted [5:47]
8. Children [8:55]
9. Two Lovers [5:13]
10. Journey Back [7:24]
11. Surprise Arrival [6:59]
12. Refuge Found [1:43]
13. Tracked Down [3:10]
14. A Solitary Man [7:03]
15. Moscow, 1922 [5:34]
16. A Hair's Breadth [10:51]

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Doctor Zhivago 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie. Everything about it is wonderful- acting, cinematagraphy, music and storyline. This version of the movie is very different than the original 1960's one, and although I preffered this, both are good in their own way. Hans Matheson is especially excellent as Yuri Zhivago and makes you really feel for his character. After seeing this on Masterpiece Theatre I couldn't wait for it to come out on dvd so I could watch it again. See this movie you won't be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The original was perfect-why even bother redoing it?
Guest More than 1 year ago
The miniseries treatment is suited to Doctor Zhivago, the sprawling Boris Pasternak novel of a Russian physician-poet whose comfortable life is upended by the Revolution. And this near-four-hour British production lucidly demonstrates that Pasternak was one heck of a storyteller: the torment of Zhivago (Hans Matheson) as he must choose between his well-bred childhood sweetheart (Alexandra Maria Lara, real comer) and the tragically beautiful Lara (Keira Knightley) remains compelling. The TV treatment can't match the epic sweep of David Lean's feature film, of course, with its cast of thousands and astonishing production design. Devotees of the 1965 version will undoubtedly yearn for Maurice Jarre's tinkly hit &quot Lara's Theme,&quot too here, Ludovico Einaudi's score is serviceable by comparison. Matheson never gets untracked in the title role, but the uncannily gorgeous Knightley and a supremely decadent Sam Neill (as her dreadful seducer) keep their characters vital. The limitations of the small screen duly noted, the frosty location shooting is handsome. Given the choice, see the Lean film on the big screen every time but this is sturdy introduction to a classic story.
Vovo More than 1 year ago
When I first watched the original Dr. Zhivago, Lara's Theme started driving me wild after two hours of dah dah dah dah nan nan nan nan nan nan...I felt that the first film, while devastatingly epic and mesmorizing, was lacking in conversation and character developement while excedingly abundant in Russian scenerey. Therefore, I was excited to hear that there was a newer adaption to the classic novel. I loved it! Hans Matheson did a marvelous job at becoming the dashing Dr. Zhivago-romantic poet and conflicted lover. Keira Knightley was perfectly casted, as she always has been. She morphed into Lara-the caged dove. Suffice it to say, both adaptions were terrific and helped me to understand another culture.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago