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Four visionary works from acclaimed director Roland Joffé.

Award-winning director Roland Joffé produced some of the most cinematic work of the 1980s and beyond. This special edition collection celebrates four of his visionary works. Each film is complemented with audio commentaries, interviews & documentary features and once again shines the spotlight for audiences new and old to re-discover these cinematic achievements.

1984 The Killing Fields (2-Disc Set)
1986 The Mission
1988 Fat Man and Little Boy
1992 City Of Joy
2002 Prisoners of Our Own History: The First Four Films of Roland Joffé – An intimate all NEW feature-length documentary on director Roland Joffé from Ballyhoo Pictures. Exclusive to this limited edition box.

Limited Edition 6-Disc Hardbox edition. 1500 copies only.

The Killing Fields (1984) – Imprint Collection #184
The true story of journalist Sidney Schanberg (Sam Waterston) who is a New York Times journalist assigned to Cambodia, and assisted in his efforts by local representative Dith Pran (Dr. Haing S. Ngor). When Phnom Penh falls to the Khmer Rouge two years later, Dith Pran helps Schanberg escape but must himself remain behind. When the Khmer Rouge captured Phnom Penh in 1975, many thought the killing would end. Instead, it started a long nightmare in which three million Cambodians would die in the “killing fields.”  Back in New York, Schanberg begins to draw up plans for how he might rescue his friend.

Directed by Roland Joffé and produced by David Puttnam, this astonishing film won three Academy Awards.

Starring Sam Waterston, Dr. Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich & Julian Sands.

FEATURES:
1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-ray
Audio commentary by director Roland Joffé
NEW Exchanges of Trust: Julian Sands Remembers The Killing Fields – Interview with actor Julian Sands.
NEW Violence and Desperation: Chris Menges Remembers The Killing Fields -Interview with cinematographer Chris Menges
NEW “Requiem for a Ravaged Land: Scoring The Killing Fields” – A new documentary short discussing Mike Oldfield’s score with film composer Rob Simonsen, composer Alan Howarth, and music historian Jake Ten Pas.
David Putnam on the Killing Fields – featurette
Interview with Roland Joffe – featurette
Interview with Bruce Robinson – featurette
The Making of The Killing Fields
Vintage Interview with Sydney Schanberg & Dith Pran (1984)
Vintage Interview Sam Waterston & Haing S. Ngor (1984)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Audio English DTS-HD 5.1 Surround + LPCM 2.0 Stereo
Optional English HOH subtitles

Bonus Disc Two – The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor
A feature-length documentary by Arthur Dong, this moving film explores the life and experiences of Dr. Haing S. Ngor who was forced into the brutal labor camps by the Khmer Rouge. Years later, he will recreate his experiences in the film “The Killing Fields” which won him an Academy Award for his performance.

The Mission (1986) – Imprint Collection #185
Sweeping and visually resplendent, The Mission is a powerful action epic about a man of the sword (Robert DeNiro) and a man of the cloth (Jeremy Irons) who unite to shield a South American Indian tribe from brutal subjugation by 18th-century colonial empires. It reunites key talents behind The Killing Fields: co-producer David Puttnam, director Roland Joffé and cinematographer Chris Menges.

Winner of the 1986 Cannes Film Festival Best Picture Award, the film earned seven Academy Award nominations (including Best Picture) and won a Best Cinematography Oscar. Robert Bolt’s thoughtful screenplay and Ennio Morricone’s rich score won Golden Globe Awards. The Mission is screen storytelling that weaves a haunting spell.

Starring Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn & Liam Neeson.

FEATURES:
1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-ray
Audio commentary by director Roland Joffé
The Making of The Mission – documentary from the BBC TV series Omnibus (1986)
NEW On Earth As It Is In Heaven: Scoring The Mission – documentary short about the making of Ennio Morricone’s score with film music producer Robert Townson and film music biographer Jeff Bond
NEW Lives in the Balance: Chris Menges Remembers The Mission – interview with cinematographer Chris Menges
Vintage Interview with Jeremy Irons (1986)
Vintage Interview with Roland Joffe (1986)
Original Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
Audio English DTS-HD 5.1 Surround + LPCM 2.0 Stereo
Optional English HOH subtitles

Fat Man and Little Boy (1989) – Imprint Collection #186
In the remote desert of New Mexico, “The Manhattan Project” is materializing — the World War II effort to build the atomic bomb. Oscar-winner Paul Newman (Hud, Nobody’s Fool) stars as General Leslie Groves, the military man in charge of a massive project that will produce two weapons: “Fat Man” and “Little Boy”. Dwight Schultz (The Temp, Star Trek: First Contact) is J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant scientist attempting to bring the startling mission to fruition.

Starring Paul Newman, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack, Laura Dern & Natasha Richardson.

FEATURES:
1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-ray
NEW Destroyer of Worlds: Dwight Schultz Remembers Fat Man and Little Boy – an epic interview with actor Dwight Shultz about playing J. Robert Oppenheimer
NEW Madness and Suspicion: Scoring Fat Man and Little Boy – documentary short about the making of Ennio Morricone’s brilliant score with film music historian and author Daniel Schweiger
Theatrical Trailer
Original Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
Audio English DTS-HD 5.1 Surround + LPCM 2.0 Stereo
Optional English subtitles

City of Joy (1992) – Imprint Collection #187
In the best performance of his career, Patrick Swayze stars as Max Lowe, a disillusioned surgeon who travels to India after a young patient dies on the operating table. But Lowe’s determination to quit medicine is challenged when he meets a committed British nurse who runs a free clinic in Calcutta’s most dangerous neighbourhood. And when her clinic – and the livelihood of her neighbours – is threatened by the brutal local “godfather”, Max teaches the impoverished Indians the strength of their own unity.

Starring Patrick Swayze, Pauline Collins, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi, Art Malik.

FEATURES:
1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-ray from NEW 4K scan
NEW The Worm Turns: Art Malik Remembers City of Joy – interview with actor Art Malik
Interview with Roland Joffé (2018)
India and Cinema – featurette
Theatrical Trailer
Original Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Audio English DTS-HD 5.1 Surround + LPCM 2.0 Stereo
Optional English HOH subtitles

Bonus Disc – “Prisoners of Our Own History: The First Four Films of Roland Joffé (2022)
An intimate all NEW feature-length documentary with director Roland Joffé from Ballyhoo Pictures. Exclusive to this limited edition box.

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