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Kim
     

Kim

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Director: John Howard Davies, Ravi Sheth, Peter O'Toole, Bryan Brown

Cast: John Howard Davies, Ravi Sheth, Peter O'Toole, Bryan Brown

 
Unlike the more succinct 1950 MGM version, the 1984 TV movie adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's Kim (filmed on location in India) takes its own sweet time establishing characters and exposition. You'll have to stay with the film for its first half hour to determine who is who and what is what, but the end result is worth the effort. Ravi Sheth stars as Kim, a

Overview

Unlike the more succinct 1950 MGM version, the 1984 TV movie adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's Kim (filmed on location in India) takes its own sweet time establishing characters and exposition. You'll have to stay with the film for its first half hour to determine who is who and what is what, but the end result is worth the effort. Ravi Sheth stars as Kim, a street orphan in Lahore, India during the height of the British Raj. Kim's amazing adventures get under way the moment he learns that he's actually the son of a British soldier. One such exploit involves horse trader Bryan Brown (playing a character essayed by Errol Flynn in the 1950 film), who uses Kim as a spy for the British against Russian infiltrators in the Himalayas. The big-money act in Kim is Peter O'Toole as a wizened Buddhist monk. O'Toole's acting is impeccable, though his false beard and bald wig make him resemble the woebegone hermit who always shows up in the opening credits of Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/12/2006
UPC:
0014381342727
Original Release:
1984
Rating:
NR
Source:
Homevision
Region Code:
1
Time:
2:22:00

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ravi Sheth Actor
Peter O'Toole Lama
Bryan Brown Mahbub Ali
John Rhys-Davies Babu
Julian Glover Colonel Creighton
Lee Montague Kozelski
Alfred Burke Lurgan
Mick Ford Corporal Bruce
Bill Leadbitter Gorin
Roger Booth Father Victor
Peter Childs Company Sergeant Major
Noel Coleman Commander-in-Chief
Jalal Agha Rajah of Bunar
Sean Scanlon Sergeant Major
Keith Stevenson Mohammed
Brian Badcoe School Teacher
Raj Kapoor Policeman
John Castle Narration

Technical Credits
John Howard Davies Director
Roger Hall Production Designer
Herbert Smith Camera Operator
Len Huntingford Production Designer
Peter Manley Associate Producer
Michael Reed Cinematographer
John Shirley Editor
Marc Wilkinson Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Kim
1. Main Title; A Quest [12:23]
2. The Northern Frontier [15:13]
3. The Journey [14:21]
4. The Maverick Regt. [16:17]
5. School Days [11:34]
6. In Training [10:48]
7. Hasten the Education [8:58]
8. The Game [10:33]
9. A Dangerous Mission [9:35]
10. Mission Accomplished [18:24]
11. Be Free [12:12]
12. End Credits [1:12]

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Kim 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I SAW THE VHS TAPE OF THIS MOVIE AND I AM SO DELIGHTED THAT IT WILL NOW BE AVAILABLE ON DVD. KIM HAS LONG BEEN ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS AND IN MY OPINION THIS MOVIE ADAPTATION OF THE BOOK IS THE BEST AND TRUEST MADE TO DATE. THE CAST IS OUTSTANDING--ALL AND NOT JUST PETER O'TOOLE. LOOKING FORWARD TO THE SEPTEMBER DVD RELEASE