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Dead Poets Society

There is something different about Mr. Keatings (Robin Williams). Not only does he not see poetry like any other teacher they have ever had before, but he also won't let his students look at life the same way they have always done before. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 128
Theater Release: 01 Jun 1989
Video Release: 17 Jan 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
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Richard Dreyfus plays a young composer who feels like his dreams are on hold when he is forced to take a job as a music teacher in Mr. Holland’s Opus. Another teacher challenges an unruly student to reach his potential in the movie The Emperor’s Club.

 

Home Video Extra Features

Blu-ray Notes: Dead Poets Society

Release Date: 17 January 2012

Dead Poets Society releases to Blu-ray with the following bonus extras:

- Dead Poets: A Look Back (featuring interview footage with Director Peter Weir, Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard and many others)

- Raw Takes

- Master of Sound: Alan Splet (Interviews with David Lynch And Peter Weir)

- Cinematography Master Class (Intensive and inspirational lighting workshop with Cinematographer John Seale)

- Audio Commentary with Director Peter Weir, Cinematographer John Seale and Writer Tom Schulman

- Theatrical Trailer

DVD Notes: Dead Poets Society (1989)

DVD Release Date: 10 January 2006

If you are a fan of this film, you will want to remember to carpe diem—or at least seize the opportunity to look for this Special Edition DVD release of Dead Poets Society. Included in the bonus extras are a collection of uncut and/or deleted scenes, the theatrical trailer and the featurette Dead Poets (which offers a look back at the making of the film with director Peter Weir, as well as new interview footage with actors Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, and many others). As well, you can have a film school experience by listening to the commentary of director Peter Weir and his writing/cinematography team, or watching Master of Sound: Alan Splet (featuring new interviews with David Lynch and Peter Weir) and Cinematography Master Class (cinematographer John Seale conducts an intensive and inspirational lighting workshop). Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French.

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