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Gorillas in the Mist
     

Gorillas in the Mist

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Director: Michael Apted

Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown, Julie Harris

 

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Michael Apted's biopic of Dian Fossey, Gorillas In the Mist, comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, and a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is

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Michael Apted's biopic of Dian Fossey, Gorillas In the Mist, comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, and a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer, production notes, and biographies. This is a solid release from Universal.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/13/1999
UPC:
0025192042126
Original Release:
1988
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:10:00
Sales rank:
1,356

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sigourney Weaver Dian Fossey
Bryan Brown Bob Campbell
Julie Harris Roz Carr
John Omirah Miluwi Sembagare
Iain Cuthbertson Dr. Louis Leakey
Constantin Alexandrov Van Vecten
Waigwa Wachira Mukara
David Lansbury Larry
Maggie O'Neill Kim
Iain Glen Brendon
Konga Mbandu Rushemba
Michael J. Reynolds Howard Dowd
Gordon Masten Photographer
Peter Nduati Batwa Chief
Helen Fraser Mme. Van Vecten
John Alexander Mime Artist
Peter Elliott Mime Artist

Technical Credits
Michael Apted Director
Stuart Baird Editor
Richard Baker Associate Producer,Makeup Special Effects
Christine Beveridge Makeup
Chris Brock Asst. Director
Rona Brown Consultant/advisor
Terence A. Clegg Co-producer
Ken Court Art Director,Production Designer
Marion Dougherty Casting
Arnold Glimcher Co-producer
John Graysmark Production Designer
Peter Guber Executive Producer
Peter Handford Sound/Sound Designer
David Harris Special Effects
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
Judy Kessler Co-producer
Catherine Leterrier Costumes/Costume Designer
Tim Lewis Asst. Director
Tab Murphy Screenwriter
Robert Nixon Co-producer
Jon Peters Executive Producer
Anna Hamilton Phelan Original Story,Screenwriter
Alan Root Cinematographer
John Seale Cinematographer
Mary Selway Casting
Simon Wakefield Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
0. Chapter List
1. Main Titles [3:09]
2. What About Me? [1:26]
3. A Woman Alone [3:43]
4. Gorilla Trackers [1:47]
5. A Civil War [6:06]
6. Letters to Leakey [3:34]
7. The Red Witch [3:37]
8. The Photographer [4:04]
9. With the Gorillas [2:30]
10. Lovers [5:37]
11. The Witch's Wrath [1:21]
12. Gifts from Nairobi [4:01]
13. Goodbye Forever [3:03]
14. Five Years Later [5:09]
15. Death & Justice [1:57]
16. Digit's Pride [6:46]
17. Death in the Night [5:53]
18. Epilogue; Titles [1:15]

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Gorillas in the Mist 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Despite the requisite Hollywood cliches, this is a great film. Dian Fossey didn't know what she was getting into when she volunteered to go to Africa, working for Dr. Louis Leakey in taking a census of the endangered Mountain Gorillas. She didn't realise she was expected to work alone, in a remote mountain hut, and in a country torn by civil war... But she came to love the subjects of her study so much, that nothing could prize her from the mountain, not even the (human) man she eventually fell in love with. "When you look deep into a gorilla's eyes," she wrote, "your life is changed forever." The blacks thought she was a witch, due to her reddish hair and fierce glance (captured well by actress Sigourney Weaver, although the real Dian was apparently a bit more shy than Sigourney's character). But this witchlike image actually helped to scare the poachers off. And Dian's work helped prevent the gorillas from becoming extinct. But unfortunately she was murdered by cowardly scum...black poachers in the pay of white animal traffickers. Too often the best are cut down before their life's work is finished... One other thing to note is the incredible beauty of the landscapes, filmed on location in the mountains of Rwanda. The result is a worthy tribute to this wildlife warrior, who is now most probably in Asgard, feasting at Freyja's very table (with a gorilla at her side, no doubt).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago