Bandit Queen

Bandit Queen

DVD Rating: ***

Reviewed by: Caro Ness

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Director Shekhar Kapur's commentary track is excellent. It is very enlightening regarding the constraints of making the film. Such problems as the height of the sun affecting the camera work and how to convey time passing because of this are covered in detail. He also tells how he had to use different villages throughout the film so as to not offend with his material. He even reveals how the 11 year-old girl who plays young Phoolan did not want to be filmed getting married because she actually already was… proof positive that this feudal world still exists.

The package is rounded out by a trailer.

Copy picture Reviewed on: 29 May 2008
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True story of a woman who led a gang of outlaws in northern India.
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Product Code: MTD5371

Region: 2

Ratio: 1.33:1

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

Extras: Director's commentary, trailer

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