1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35 : 1.
In English, dubbed French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Based on the book "Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire" by Amanda Foreman.
Keira Knightley (Georgiana), Ralph Fiennes (The Duke), Charlotte Rampling (Lady Spencer), Dominic Cooper (Charles Grey), Hayley Atwell (Bess Foster), Simon McBurney (Charles Fox), Aidan McArdle (Richard Sheridan), John Shrapnel (General Grey).
Director of photography, Gyula Pados ; editor, Masahiro Hirakubo ; music by Rachel Portman ; production designer, Michael Carlin ; costume designer, Michael O'Connor; makeup designer, Daniel Phillips; hair designer, Jan Archibald.
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13, for sexual content, brief nudity and thematic material.
Based on a true story it is, in its way, a horror story, this portrait of a dazzling young woman at the mercy of the misfortunes of love and the inequalities of the age in which she lived. Married off as an innocent 17-year-old to a much older man, his only interest in the match is her ability to produce a male heir. Installed within the gilded cage of marriage, she discovers he expresses more affection for his dogs than for her. When the first child is female, he takes a mistress and ignores her, until she finds true love--insisting on his lordly right to thwart her. Although she fights hard for her own piece of happiness, eventually, she has to make a choice many, many women will recognize.
Special features: How far she went--Making "The Duchess" [featurette] (23 min.); Georgiana in her own words [featurette] (7 min.); Costume diary [featurette] (6 min.); Previews (13 minutes).
Winner, 2008 Academy Award for Best Achievement in Costume Design-Michael O'Connor.
Special features: Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs -- How far she went ... Making The Duchess -- Georgiana in her own words -- Costume diary -- Language: English Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; French Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; Spanish Dolby digital 5.1 surround -- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.
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