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The Giver

Noyce, Phillip, (film director.). Mitnick, Michael, (screenwriter.). Weide, Robert B., (screenwriter.). Silver, Nikki, (film producer.). Bridges, Jeff, 1949- (film producer,, actor.). Koenigsberg, Neil, 1942- (film producer.). Weinstein, Bob, 1953- (film producer.). Weinstein, Harvey, 1952- (film producer.). Burkle, Ron, 1952- (film producer.). Sellers, Dylan, (film producer.). Winter, Ralph, 1952- (film producer.). Owen, Alison, 1961- (film producer.). Braun, Scooter, (film producer.). Streep, Meryl, (actor.). Thwaites, Brenton, 1989- (actor.). Skarsgård, Alexander, (actor.). Holmes, Katie, 1978- (actor.). Rush, Odeya, 1997- (actor.). Monaghan, Cameron, (actor.). Swift, Taylor, 1989- (actor.). Tremblay, Emma, (actor.). Emery, Ross, (director of photography.). Verreaux, Edward, (production designer.). Brown, Barry Alexander, (editor of moving image work.). Cilliers, Diana, (costume designer.). Beltrami, Marco, (composer (expression)). Tedder, Ryan, (composer (expression)). Lowry, Lois. Motion picture adaptation of (work): Giver. (Added Author). Bridges, Lloyd, (performer.). Weinstein Company, (presenter,, production company.). Walden Media, (presenter,, production company.). Tonik Productions, (production company.). As Is Productions, (production company.). Yucaipa Films, (production company.). Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc., (film distributor.). OneRepublic (Musical group), (performer.). Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan, Taylor Swift, Emma Tremblay. (Cast).

Record details

  • Physical Description: videodisc
    1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: [English/Spanish subtitled version].
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [2014]
  • Distributor: Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, LLC

Content descriptions

General Note: Based on the book by Lois Lowry.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Special features: Highlights from the original script reading featuring Lloyd Bridges; Making The Giver: from page to screen; Jonas' harrowing journey (extended scene); "Ordinary human" featurette with OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder; Author Lois Lowry on The Giver; Study guide.
English dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Casting by Mary Verneu and Venus Kanani ; costume designer, Diana Cilliers ; music supervisor, Dana Sand ; music by Marco Beltrami ; edited by Barry Alexander Brown ; production designer, Ed Verreaux ; director of photography, Ross Emery ; executive producers, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, Ron Burkle, Dylan Sellers, Ralph Winter, Alison Owen, Scooter Braun ; "Ordinary human".
Participant or Performer Note: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan, Taylor Swift, Emma Tremblay.
Summary, etc.: The story centers on Jonas, young man who lives in a supposedly ideal world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with the elder, who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all; a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: PG-13; for a mature thematic image and some sci-fi action/violence.
System Details Note:
DVD; Dolby digital 5.1, NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.39:1) presentation.
Language Note:
English dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Conformity Drama
Secrecy Drama
Genre: Feature films.
Science fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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