Film adaptations. Feature films. Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
English or dubbed French dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles. Closed-captioned.
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
City banker Andy Dufresne arrived at Shawshank Prison in 1947. Convicted of two brutal murders, he received a double life sentence. Within the confines of the prison, Andy forms an unlikely friendship with the prison "fixer" Red. He also becomes popular with the Warden and the prison's guards, as Andy is able to use his banking experience to help the corrupt officials amass personal fortunes. With the extraordinary twist in the tale, Andy finds that survival comes down to a simple choice: get busy living or get busy dying.
Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, Mark Rolston, James Whitmore, Jeffrey DeMunn.
Director of photography, Roger Deakins ; art director, Peter Smith ; editor, Richard Francis-Bruce ; music, Thomas Newman ; costume designer, Elizabeth McBride ; production designer, Terence Marsh ; special effects, Bob Williams.
Originally released as motion picture in 1994. Based on the short novel "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" by Stephen King. Special features: Commmentary by writer/director Frank Darabont ; 2 documentaries: the making of "Hope springs eternal": a look back at 'The Shawshank redemption' and "Shawshank: the redeeming feature", which examines the movie's enourmous impact and following; 'The Charlie Rose Show' segment featuring Darabont, Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman; Comic spoof 'The Sharktank redemption'; stills gallery; storyboards; DVD-ROM weblink; theatrical trailer.