Columbia Classics Blu-ray Line Born With ‘A Passage to India’

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has released the final cover art for A Passage to India on Blu-ray Disc, revealing a new sub-collection of titles is now officially confirmed.

A large banner appears across the cover’s top labeling A Passage to India as part of the “Columbia Classics” line. This is the first named collection of titles to be distributed via Sony since Blu-ray first launched.

To recap the specs for A Passage to India on Blu-ray, Sony will present it in 1.66:1 1080p video and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio.

Supplemental features will include one Blu-ray exclusive and the rest ported from standard DVD.

  • Enhanced Graphics and Trivia Track (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Commentary with Producer Richard Goodwin
  • E.M. Forster: A Profile of an Author – Elements of Forster’s life and some of the main themes within the book are covered in this featurette.
  • An Epic Takes Shape – Cast & Crew talk about the genesis of the project.
  • An Indian Affair – Covers the main period of production over in India.
  • Only Connect: A Vision of India – Covers the whole area of Post Production and also includes the final days of shooting in the studios at Shepperton.
  • Casting a Classic – Priscilla John (Casting Director) talks about casting the film and the challenges of bringing characters from the book to life.
  • David Lean: Shooting with the Master – This featurette takes a look at Lean as a Director with emphasis on this film being the last of his career.
  • Reflections of David Lean – A featurette on David Lean that appeared on the last DVD release of the film.

A Passage to India on Blu-ray will carry an SRP of $28.95.

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