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The Giver /

by Noyce, Phillip [film director.]; Melnick, Michael [screenwriter.]; Weide, Robert B [screenwriter.]; Silver, Nikki [film producer.]; Bridges, Jeff [film producer,]; Koenigsberg, Neil [film producer.]; Weinstein, Bob [film producer.]; Weinstein, Harvey [film producer.]; Burkle, Ron [film producer.]; Sellers, Dylan [film producer.]; Winter, Ralph [film producer.]; Owen, Alison [film producer.]; Braun, Scooter [film producer.]; Streep, Meryl [actor.]; Thwaites, Brenton [actor.]; Skarsgård, Alexander [actor.]; Holmes, Katie [actor.]; Rush, Odeya [actor.]; Monaghan, Cameron [actor.]; Swift, Taylor [actor.]; Tremblay, Emma [actor.]; Emery, Ross [director of photography.]; Verreaux, Edward [production designer.]; Brown, Barry Alexander [film editor.]; Cilliers, Diana [costume designer.]; Beltrami, Marco [composer (expression)]; Tedder, Ryan [composer (expression)]; Lowry, Lois; Bridges, Lloyd [reader.]; Weinstein Company [presenter,]; Walden Media [presenter,]; Tonik Productions [production company.]; As Is Productions [production company.]; Yucaipa Films [production company.]; Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc [film distributor.]; OneRepublic (Musical group) [performer.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: [Troy, MI] : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2014]Edition: [English/Spanish subtitled version].Description: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: English dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.Title notes: $19.99 12/13/2014 (cw)BRA $19.99 12/13/2014 (cw)RENTAL $19.99 12/13/2014 (cw)Subject(s): Conformity -- Drama | Secrecy -- Drama | DVD-Video discs | Feature films | Science fiction films | Film adaptations | Video recordings for the hearing impairedCast: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan, Taylor Swift, Emma Tremblay.Summary: 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.
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A young man living in a future where complacency is valued above all else discovers the sinister secrets that hold his fragile society together after being selected to become the Receiver of Memory in this adaptation of author Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning young-adult novel. Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) was raised to believe that conformity is the key to contentment. The society Jonas lives in is a peaceful one, in large part because their collective memories have been entrusted to the Giver (Jeff Bridges). A mysterious yet seemingly benevolent figure, the Giver is the sole guardian of the community's dark and hidden history. When that history is revealed to Jonas over the course of his illuminating sessions with the Giver, the young man learns that the wisdom he now holds could dictate the fate of the entire society. Later, as the weight of that responsibility becomes too great a burden for Jonas to bear, he realizes that his only hope of saving the ones he loves most is to flee. Unfortunately for Jonas and perhaps his entire world, every previous attempt to escape has ended in failure. Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård, and Katie Holmes star in a film from director Phillip Noyce (Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Quiet American). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Bonus: 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.

Based on the book by Lois Lowry.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.

Director of photography, Ross Emery ; production designer, Ed Verreaux ; edited by Barry Alexander Brown ; costume designer, Diana Cilliers ; music by Marco Beltrami ; "Ordinary human" performed by OneRepublic, written by Ryan Tedder.

Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan, Taylor Swift, Emma Tremblay.

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.

Rating: PG-13; for a mature thematic image and some sci-fi action/violence.

DVD, NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen presentation (2.39:1); Dolby digital 5.1.

English dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.

$19.99 12/13/2014 (cw)

BRA $19.99 12/13/2014 (cw)

RENTAL $19.99 12/13/2014 (cw)

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