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Doctor Zhivago's 45th Anniversary DVD
16-Jun-2010 -

David Lean directs Boris Pasternak's
tumultuous tale of Russia divided
by war and hearts torn by love.
The 1965 film Doctor Zhivago captures the essence
of Boris Pasternak's Russian novel of remarkable
passion and sweeping grandeur, presenting an
intimate and deeply emotional story against the
enormous backdrop of the Russian Bolshevik
Omar Sharif stars in the title role of Doctor Zhivago, 
portraying the surgeon-poet over a half-century
period. Zhivago, who is married to Tonya (Geraldine
Chaplin), an aristocratic girl with whom he raises a
family, is also in love with Lara (Julie Christie), a
nurse whose life has been destroyed by tragedy.
Repeatedly brought together and seperated from
each woman by war and revolution, Zhivago is torn
apart by conflict. He loves Tonya deeply but his
poetic soul belongs to Lara. Much like his beloved
country, Zhivago's spirit becomes battered by the
devastation of war as he struggles to maintain
his individualism in the face of overwhelming odds.
Special features.
* Doctor Zhivago: A Celebration Part 1 & 2
* Commentary by Omar Sharif, Rod Steiger and
   Lady Sandra Lean
* Introduction by Omar Sharif
* Doctor Zhivago: The making of a Russian epic
* 11 Vintage featurettes
* Trailer
* Blu-ray exclusive:
   8-song CD soundtrack sampler of
   Maurice Jarre's Oscar-winning score.
Available on Blu-ray and DVD

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