Dean Spanley [videorecording] / The New Zealand Film Commission, Screen East Content Investment Fund, Aramid Entertainment and Lip Synce Productions, LLP ; Matthew Metcalfe/Atlantic Film Group Production
DVDs | Alliance Films | 2009 | [Widescreen version.]
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD D COMEDY)
Montreal, Québec : Alliance Films, 2009.
1 videodisc (ca. 100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; 5.1 Dolby digital.
Jeremy Northam, Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, Peter O'Toole, Judy Parfitt, Art Malik.
Director, Toa Fraser ; producers, Matthew Metcalfe, Alan Harris ; writer, Alan Sharp ; editor, Chris Plummer ; director of photography, Leon Narbey ; music, Don McGlashan.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Based on the novel 'My talks with Dean Spanley' by Lord Dunsany.
Special features: Interviews with producers Mathew Metcalfe and Alan Harris, director Toa Fraser and actors Peter O'Toole and Sam Neill; Making of featurette.
Canadian Home Video rating: G.
A story about an Edwardian patriarch Horatio Fisk, a cold, obnoxious man who doesn't seem to grieve for his son, who was killed in the Boer war. This has driven a wedge between him and his son Henslowe Fisk when Henslowe makes his dutiful weekly visits to his father. Horatio seems to have little time or affection for his son. A visit by both to a seance with an eccentric Indian proves to be the beginning of a journey that opens the old man's heart.
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