OVERVIEW: From writer-director-producer Gurinder Chadha
(“Bend It Like Beckham”) comes the inspirational drama “Blinded by the Light,”
set to the music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s timeless songs, a joyful
story of courage, love, hope, family and the unique ability of music to lift the
The story is underscored by the music and poetic lyrics of Springsteen, who gave Chadha his blessing from the film’s inception.
Chadha, Jane Barclay and Jamal Daniel produced the film, with Tory
Metzger, Renee Witt, Peter Touche, Stephen Spence, Hannah Leader, Tracy
Nurse and Mayeda Berges serving as executive producers.
Chadha’s behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Ben Smithard, production designer Nick Ellis, editor Justin Krish and costume designer Annie Hardinge. The original score music is by A.R. Rahman.
“Blinded By The Light” will be available on Blu-ray and DVD. The Blu-ray features a Blu-ray disc with the film and special features in hi-definition, and a Digital version of the movie. The DVD features a DVD with the film and a special feature in standard definition, and a Digital version of the movie.
SYNOPSIS: The film tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father (Kulvinder Ghir). But when a classmate (Aaron Phagura) introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to find the courage to express himself in his own unique voice. .
BLU-RAY: The film is presented in widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1 Master Audio in English that provides a good complement to the picture. It also includes English, Spanish and French subtitles.
Widescreen (2.40:1) 16x9
English Audio –DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English, French
Subtitles - French,English Spanish
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