|aBlindness|h[videorecording] /|cRhombus Media ; O2 Filmes ; Bee Vine Pictures ; directed by Fernando Meirelles ; screenplay by Don McKellar ; produced by Niv Fichman, Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Sonoko Sakai.
|aTaiwan, Taipei :|bCai Chang,|c.
|a1 videodisc (121 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aChinese title :盲流感
|aBased on the novel "Ensaio sobre a cegueira" by Jose Saramago.
|aSpecial features: "A Vision of Blindness" making of Blindness documentary; deleted scenes.
|aCinematography, Cesar Charlone ; editor, Daniel Rezende ; original score by Marco Antonio Guimaraes/Uakti.
|aJulianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Alice Braga, Yusuke Isea, Yoshino Kimura, Don McKellar, Maury Chaykin, Mitchell Nye, Danny Glover, Gael Garcia Bernal.
|aDVD release of the 2008 motion picture.
|aA city is ravaged by an epidemic of 'white blindness.' Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where societal norms quickly breaks down. Criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak, hoarding the meager food rations and committing horrific acts. Inside the hospital is one eyewitness to the nightmare. Following her husband into the hospital, a woman whose sight is unaffected by the plague goes into quarantine. There, keeping her sight a secret, she guides seven strangers who have become like a family. She leads them out of quarantine and onto the ravaged streets of the city. Their voyage is fraught with danger, but their survival is a reflection of the depth of the human spirit.
|aMPAA rating: R; for violence including sexual assaults, language and sexuality/nudity.
|aDVD, region 3, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, NTSC.
|aEnglish dialogue with optional English and Chinese subtitles; closed-captioned.