Boxer

The Boxer

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Director: Jim Sheridan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Brian Cox

Cast: Jim Sheridan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Brian Cox

     
 

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Jim Sheridan's Irish drama The Boxer comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.66:1. English soundtracks are rendered in both DTS 5.0 and Dolby Digital Surround. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but this

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Jim Sheridan's Irish drama The Boxer comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.66:1. English soundtracks are rendered in both DTS 5.0 and Dolby Digital Surround. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but this Universal title does boast excellent picture quality.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
Director Jim Sheridan and his frequent writing collaborator Terry George craft this superb drama that examines the personal impact of Ireland's Troubles on one morally conflicted ex-convict. Most of the director's previous works are centered on characters who are their own worst enemies, blind in some significant way to how they have caused their own suffering. Here, the filmmakers have given stars Daniel Day-Lewis and Emily Watson a pair of worldly wise emotional veterans who are all too keenly aware of the flawed decision-making that led to their downfall. As the story's hero, Danny Flynn, Day-Lewis is one step from defeated, struggling to make a difference by molding the minds and hearts of his neighborhood's children before hateful rhetoric robs them of their futures, and of hope. Ultimately, The Boxer refuses to take the easy way out, becoming a heart-wrenching film about the inevitable failure of redemption in a system of violence. It's a stark, unforgiving, and spare drama, seemingly small on the surface, with things to say that linger, dark and awful, about humanity's tragic acceptance of unthinkable cycles of ruin.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/04/1999
UPC:
0025192046728
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
R
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time:
1:54:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Daniel Day-Lewis Danny Flynn
Emily Watson Maggie
Brian Cox Joe Hamill
Ken Stott Ike Weir
Gerard McSorley Harry
Eleanor Methven Patsy
Ciaran Fitzgerald Liam
David McBlain Sean
Damien Denny Eddie Carroll
Clayon Stewart Akim
Kenneth Cranham Matt Maguire

Technical Credits
Jim Sheridan Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Joan Bergin Costumes/Costume Designer
Fiona Daly Art Director
Richard Earl Art Director
Gavin Friday Score Composer
Terry George Screenwriter
Tommy Gormley Asst. Director
Gerry Hambling Editor
Nye Heron Associate Producer
Kieran Horgan Sound/Sound Designer
Arthur Lappin Producer
Barry McGuigan Consultant/advisor
Chris Menges Cinematographer
Nuala Moiselle Casting
Brian Morris Production Designer
Maurice Seezer Score Composer
Alex Steyermark Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Side #1
0. Chapter List
1. Danny Flynn's Out... (Main Titles) [4:44]
2. Mr. Hamill [1:50]
3. Our Prisoners' Wives [2:47]
4. The Best Fighter in Ulster [4:12]
5. A Wee Bit of Truth [4:01]
6. The Scrapper Comes Home [3:02]
7. An Approach to the Community Center [4:35]
8. The Deal [2:28]
9. Peace in Ireland [2:41]
10. Odds and Ends [3:28]
11. Talk to Me, Danny... [5:12]
12. The Non-Sectarian Boxing Club [2:56]
13. The Scrapper's Statement [7:14]
14. Safter than West Belfast [2:20]
15. Community Relations [2:06]
16. The Warning Shot [3:04]
17. A Dangerous Woman [2:59]
18. Be with Me [3:38]
19. Coming Back to Life [5:20]
20. The End of the Peace [3:27]
21. Liam's Fire [2:08]
22. The Consequences [4:21]
23. I Can't Protect Him... [2:04]
24. Walk Away, Danny [5:46]
25. Gone to London [2:36]
26. The Irishman vs. the Nigerian [6:19]
27. You Killed this District... [1:35]
28. Another Death in Belfast [1:23]
29. A Dangerous Game [3:22]
30. The Executioners [3:20]
31. We're Going Home... [2:43]
32. End Titles [5:37]

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The Boxer 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Boxer is the Irish film of the 90's to the present, showing that attempts to redemption are hard to come by. Danny Flynn, played beautifully by Daniel Day-Lewis, is the true boxer fighting for peace and never giving up even as the more radical elements which him to come to his self-destructive activities after a prison stint. The Irish Boyz N' The Hood.
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