The Magdalene sisters
(DVD) 

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Published
[United States] : Burbank, Calif. : Miramax Home Entertainment ; Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2004.
Format
DVD
Edition
Widescreen presentation.
ISBN
6308278599 : DVD, 0788850881
Physical Desc
1 DVD (ca. 119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. 
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Published
[United States] : Burbank, Calif. : Miramax Home Entertainment ; Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2004.
Edition
Widescreen presentation.
Language
English
ISBN
6308278599 : DVD, 0788850881
UPC
786936233094

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Title from container.
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
General Note
Special feature: documentary "Sex in a cold climate" (1997, 50 min.) / Testimony Films for Channel Four ; producer [and director], Steve Humphries ; narrator, Dervia Kirwan. Presents a disturbing portrait of Magdalen asylums, run by unfeeling and sometimes sadistic Catholic nuns in Ireland for over a hundred years. The purpose of the asylums, named after the repentant biblical prostitute Mary Magdalene, was to correct the supposed sexual deviance of young women. The criteria of deviance were so broad some Magdalenes didn't know why they had been put away. The film follows the stories of four women who were detained in Magdalen asylums between the 1940s and the 1960s.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Nigel Willoughby ; editor, Colin Monie ; music composer, Craig Armstrong ; costume designer, Trisha Biggar ; production designer, Mark Leese ; special effects supervisor, Steve Breheney.
Participants/Performers
Geraldine McEwan, Anne-Marie Duff, Nora-Jane Noone, Dorothy Duffy, Eileen Walsh, Mary Murray, Britta Smith, Frances Healy, Eithne McGuinness.
Description
In Ireland in the 1960s, four women were sent to the Magdalene sisterhood asylum because of 'sinful' behavior. They all had to work in the laundry, where the strict nuns would break everyone's wills through sadistic punishment. Based on a true story.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: R; for violence/cruelty, nudity, sexual content and language.
System Details
DVD format; produced for region 1 (North America); user must have a DVD player that will play region 1 DVDs; ; Dolby Digital.
Language
English and French soundtracks with optional English, French and Spanish subtitles.
Language
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Mullan, P., Higson, F., McEwan, G., Duff, A., & Noone, N. (2004). The Magdalene sisters (Widescreen presentation.). Miramax Home Entertainment ; Buena Vista Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Peter. Mullan et al.. 2004. The Magdalene Sisters. Miramax Home Entertainment ; Buena Vista Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Peter. Mullan et al.. The Magdalene Sisters Miramax Home Entertainment ; Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2004.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Mullan, Peter., et al. The Magdalene Sisters Widescreen presentation., Miramax Home Entertainment ; Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2004.

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