1 videodisc (158 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Based on the novel "Oil" by Upton Sinclair.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Director of photography, Robert Elswit ; editor, Dylan Tichenor ; music, Jonny Greenwood ; costume designer, Mark Bridges ; production designer, Jack Fisk ; visual effects supervisors, Grady Cofer, Paul Graff.
Daniel Day-Lewis, Kevin J. O'Connor, Ciarán Hinds, Dillon Freasier, Barry Del Sherman, Paul F. Tompkins.
A down-and-out silver miner raising a son, self-made oilman Daniel Plainview has a voracious appetite for oil and it turns him into a California tycoon in the early years of the 20th century. Getting the oil from the ground is an intensely physical process that later broadens into Plainview's equally indomitable urge to control land and power. Along the way, Plainview deals with a mighty derrick fire, a visit from a long-lost brother, the ongoing involvement of Plainview's poker-faced adoptive son, and Plainview's rivalry with Eli Sunday, the local preacher.
MPAA rating: R; for some violence.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Academy Awards (2008): Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Day-Lewis); Best Achievement in Cinematography (Elswit)
Golden Globes, USA, 2008: Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (Daniel Day-Lewis)
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