Dead Poets Society

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Dead Poets Society
Robin Williams (Actor), Robert Sean Leonard (Actor), Peter Weir (Director) Rated:
PG Format: DVD

Academy Award(R) winner Robin Williams (Best Supporting Actor, Good Will Hunting, 1997) stars as a teacher who inspires his students to live their lives to the fullest and “Carpe Diem.” But when tragedy strikes, his lessons are put to the test.

Starring: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard
Runtime: 2 hours, 8 minutes

Editorial Reviews
Product Description
In an age defined by crew cuts, sport coats, and cheerless conformity, he not only broke the mold … he reinvented it.

Academy Award(R) winner Robin Williams (Best Supporting Actor, GOOD WILL HUNTING, 1997) delivers an extraordinary performance in one of the most compelling motion pictures of all time. Williams stars as English professor John Keating, a passionate iconoclast who changes his students’ lives forever when he challenges them to live life to the fullest and “Carpe Diem” — seize the day! Keating’s unconventional approach meets with irrepressible enthusiasm from his students, but the faculty at staid, exclusive Welton Academy prep school is, to put it mildly, not amused. Featuring a star-marking performance by Ethan Hawke and over three hours of never-before-seen bonus materials, this Special Edition of DEAD POETS SOCIETY will captivate and inspire you again and again.
Robin Williams stars as an English teacher who doesn’t fit into the conservative prep school where he teaches, but whose charisma and love of poetry inspires several boys to revive a secret society with a bohemian bent. The script is well meaning but a little trite, though director Peter Weir (The Truman Show) adds layers of emotional depth in scenes of conflict between the kids and adults. (A subplot involving one father’s terrible pressure on his son–played by Robert Sean Leonard–to drop his interest in theater reaches heartbreaking proportions.) Williams is given plenty of latitude to work in his brand of improvisational humor, though it is all well-woven into his character’s style of instruction. –Tom Keogh

Special Features
DEAD POETS: A LOOK BACK — Featuring New Interview Footage With Director Peter Weir, Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, And Many Others.|RAW TAKES|MASTER OF SOUND: ALAN SPLET — New Interviews WIth David Lynch And Peter Weir|CINEMATOGRAPHY MASTER CLASS — An Intensive And Inspirational Lighting Workshop With Cinematographer John Seale|AUDIO COMMENTARY — With Director Peter Weir, Cinematographer John Seale, And Writer Tom Schulman|THEATRICAL TRAILER

Product Details
Actors: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Gale Hansen
Directors: Peter Weir
Writers: Tom Schulman
Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG
Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: Touchstone Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: November 10, 1998
Run Time: 129 minutes
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,698 customer reviews)
ASIN: 6305144168
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #920 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
#111 in Movies & TV > DVD > Comedy
#187 in Movies & TV > DVD > Drama

“Special Edition” is Less Special Than it Could Be
By Robert A. Bimson on January 10, 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase

I just received the “Special Edition” and was disappointed. The reviewer who advised caution was correct-this is just the same version with a few “bonus” features. The “Deleted Scenes” or “Raw” footage contains only the couple of minutes of Keating meeting the boys at the cave after Neil’s performance. The version shown on USA (I haven’t seen the Laser Disk Director’s Cut) containing the extra footage of Knox’s dinner at Danbury’s and meeting Ginny Danbury, the scene rehearsing near the lake, the boys being assigned their extracurricular activities are all missing. The original script called for Knox and Chris to kiss near the frozen waterfall after the Keating-led meeting. That’s not here, either. Too¬† bad – those scenes really tie up the story much better.

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