Burbank, Calif. : Miramax Home Entertainment , 2004.
2 videodiscs (162 min.) [Disc 1 is the movie; Disc 2 is Bonus Features.]
Based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje.
Features: master class with Anthony Minghella (discussion on deleted scenes), A passionate journey: the making of The English patient, a conversation with Saul Zaentz, Anthony Minghella & Michael Ondaatje, novelist Michael Ondaatje featurette, feature commentaries with Anthony Minghella and others, film reviews.
At the end of World War II, four survivors live in an abandoned villa in Italy: a nurse, her English patient, a thief whose skills were put to heroic use during the war, and an Indian sapper hunting out unexploded bombs.