The MissionDirector: Roland Joffé
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The winner of the 1986 Cannes Film Festival Best Feature award, director Roland Joffé's lavish tale of a South American tribes suffering at the hands of 18th century colonials arrives on DVD in this feature-packed release from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The feature is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and is accompanied by closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. An alternate French Dolby Digital Surround track is also available, as are optional English, Spanish, and French subtitles. Fans of the film will certainly be pleased to find numerous extra features on the disc as well. In addition to a full-length audio commentary track by author Roland Joffé, the main feature disc also offers cast, director, and film highlights, as well as a theatrical trailer. A bonus disc goes even more in-depth by offering a documentary entitled Omnibus, which takes the viewers to the South American location in which the film was shot and offers an in-depth look at the Waunana Indians who acted as the Guarani tribespeople in the film.
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Cast & Crew
|Robert De Niro||Mendoza|
|Asuncion Ontiveros||Indian chief|
|Tony Lawn||Father Provincial|
|Rafael Camerano||Spanish commander|
|Maria Teresa Ripoll||Carlotta's Maid|
|Carlos Duplat||Portuguese Commander|
|Alejandrino Moya||Chief's Lieutenant|
|Bercelio Moya||Indian Boy|
|Sigifredo Ismare||Witch Doctor|
|Rolf Gray||Young Jesuit|
|Luis Carlos Gonzalez||Boy Singer|
|Stuart Craig||Production Designer|
|Norman Dorme||Art Director|
|Peter Hutchinson||Special Effects|
|John King||Art Director|
|Ennio Morricone||Score Composer|
|George Richardson||Art Director|
|Michael Roberts||Camera Operator|
|Enrico Sabbatini||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Iain Smith||Associate Producer|
|Jack Stephens||Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design|
1. Letter to the Pope
2. Over Iguazu Falls
4. Father Gabriel's Climb
5. The Guarani
6. Hunting Above the Falls
7. Illicit Love
8. A Brother's Death
9. Double Dare
10. Perilous Penance
12. A New Life
13. Mendoza's Conversation
14. Father Rodrigo
15. The Cardinal Arrives
16. Meeting His Eminence
17. The Apology
18. Mission Tour
19. Cardinal's Conscience
20. San Carlos
21. Cardinal's Decree
22. Sword in Hand
23. Closing the Missions
24. Call to Arms
25. Overnight Raid
26. Advancing Troops
27. No Place in the World
28. Forces in Motion
29. Battle Joined
31. Two of Many Martyrs
32. Thus Have I Made the World
33. Coda and End Credits
Side #2 -- Disc Two
1. The Waunana Indians [4:11]
2. Transplanting A Cast [5:22]
3. Influences [2:54]
4. Community [4:02]
5. Hunters and Hunted [5:57]
6. Good Actors [4:12]
7. Redemption Scene [3:54]
8. Sovereign Rights [4:20]
9. Common Problems [4:44]
10. Society's Problems [6:03]
11. Job Dispute [6:02]
12. Social Function [3:41]
13. End Credits [1:46]
Cast & Crew
Robert DeNiro - Mendoza
Jeremy Irons - Gabriel
Written By Robert Bolt
Directed By Roland Joffé
Side #2 -- Disc Two
Omnibus: The Mission Scene Selections
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I watched this movie in my modern history class, and I loved EVERYTHING about it! The score, as a whole, and individual pieces was amazing, great acting, amazing cast. This really took my breath away.
Not only was The Mission an incredibly inspirational movie, but also spiritual. It reveals the unwrapping of a man's soul and how he transforms into this spiritual being. The Mission is a must see movie and will leave you thinking hours after viewing.
the cinematography is gorgeous. this movie is a great discussion-starter. One of the best representations of forgiveness ever dipicted on video.
One of the best movies ever made. Deep on several levels: Politics, Religion, Personal Redemption. Overal shows the dignity of the human soul and the struggle that one must endure.
This movie is perfect. Stunning in every way, it is the first to make me cry for many years...
A wonderfully made movie, with splendid performances by Irons and De Niro. A DVD worth having in your collection, though I wish it had more extra features. Still a great buy.
This movie movie achieves a spiritual meaning that only a few movies ever made have achieved. Through its truth and beauty, this film touches the soul as good men fight for mercy only to be crushed by the Godless. This film shows the capabilities of a government which opposses the grace of God and a society that turns away from emotion.
I looked in the video stores for 6 months to find a VHS copy to rent so my girlfriend could see it. This movie is a powerful and emotionally wrenching spiritual experience. It asks and answers the question: Which is more important - the Message or the messenger?
The Mission is not my favorite all-time movie, but it does make my top ten. One of the most compelling stories ever told about the struggle between rich Portugese landowners trying to enslave the indians and the Church of Rome who is trying to convert the indians. It is a struggle of epic proportions and it is beautifully brought to life by Director Roland Joffe. Robert DeNiro and Jeremy Irons are spectacular.
Robert DeNiro was so credible and you could almost SEE his soul when he finally was able to come to grips with himself! Despite the horrors of the politics, there is still so much love and trust in this movie. The score ''Gabriel's Oboe'' will always bring me back to this movie. I plan on purchasing it on DVD-Wide Screen so I can share it in the future with our Grandchildren. It's a perfect example of good vs evil and hopefully they will never be afraid to stand up for what is right and good.
I had to watch this movie in a history class and unfortunalely didn't get the chance to see the ending. I do plan on buying the movie as I haven't been so caught up in a movie for a long time. It was the greatest thing I have seen in a long time.
This movie is a true work of art. It's a moving, emotional look into history and a mirror towards today.
When the Jesuits were powerful they did some rotten things and here they could have done more for the Indians. It was a beautiful film of human power without purpose or dignity, a true masterpiece with DeNiro leading the way.
A wonderful account of the unfair political decisions taken by catholic church in favor of power and convenience. One of the best movies I have ever seen.
This was a very slow moving video. The first hour could have been cut out. There was practically no character depth and I found some parts confusing. The way the movie was portrayed I thought that the European countries were having problems, not the officals in the Americas.
The most moving and humbling film I have ever seen! The score by Mr Morricone is a masterpiece in and of itself
This is an excellent story of compassion and greed. The music is beautiful. The scenery is extrordinary. I was so moved to tears by this story. I found myself speechless after viewing it.
trying to get some info on whether or not the DVD format is in stock. very hard to navigate through the website. this was the only way to find any info...
I want it in Spanish Subtitled!