The Boxer

The Boxer

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

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The Boxer appears in an impressive collector's edition that offers an array of interesting features. "Fighting for Peace: Inside the Boxer" provides a worthwhile overview of the production and writer/director Jim Sheridan's thoughts on the project. It runs for 23 minutes and also includes comments from Barry McGuigan, the real-life boxer who was an inspiration for the story. Daniel Day-Lewis and the other actors also discuss their experiences and display an honest and genuine passion for the material. The disc also includes 16 minutes of deleted scenes, which appear with a lesser-quality transfer. They give the characters more depth and make the environment appear even harsher. A one-minute alternate ending also exists and provides a slightly more upbeat conclusion. The remaining supplements include feature-length commentaries from Sheridan and producer Arthur Lappin, production notes, cast and crew biographies, and the original theatrical trailer. The Boxer utilizes a decent 1.66:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer that nicely conveys the bleak, cold atmosphere. Little grain and few defects exist on the picture. The 5.1 channel Dolby Digital audio track is also solid but falls a bit short of the premier level. The dialogue is easily understandable, and the sound effects do spring well from the entire sound field.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/08/1998
UPC: 0025192024023
Original Release: 1997
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround]
Time: 1:50:00
Sales rank: 33,553

Special Features

Feature commentary with director Jim Sheridon; Feature commentary with producer Arthur Lappin; "Fighting for Peace: Inside the Boxer," an original featurette on the making of the film featuring interviews with director Jim Sheridan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Ciaran Fitzgerald, and boxing consultant Barry McGuigan, plus never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage; Cast and filmmaker bios; Theatrical trailer; Alternate ending; Deleted scenes; Film highlights; Production notes

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) [4:43]
2. Mr. Hamill [1:50]
3. Our Prisoner's Wives [:50]
4. The Best Fighter in Ulster [1:57]
5. A Wee Bit of Truth [4:12]
6. The Scrapper Comes Home [1:11]
7. An Approach to the Community Center [2:50]
8. The Deal [3:02]
9. Peace in Ireland [1:30]
10. Odds and Ends [3:04]
11. Talk to Me, Danny... [2:28]
12. The Non-Sectrian Boxing Club [2:41]
13. The Scrapper's Statement [3:28]
14. Safter than West Belfast [3:40]
15. Community Relations [1:32]
16. The Warning Shot [2:56]
17. A Dangerous Woman [2:34]
18. Be with Me [4:39]
19. Coming Back to Life [2:20]
20. The End of the Peace [:49]
21. Liam's Fire [1:16]
22. The Consequences [3:04]
23. I can't Protect Him... [3:00]
24. Walk Away, Danny [3:37]
25. Gone to London [3:51]
26. The Irishman vs. the Nigerian [1:28]
27. You Killed this District... [3:27]
28. Another Death in Belfast [2:09]
29. A Dangerous Game [:30]
30. The Executioners [3:50]
31. We're Going Home... [2:04]
32. End Titles [1:50]
0. Chapter List

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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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