The Secret of Roan Inish

The Secret of Roan Inish

Director: John Sayles Cast: Mick Lally, Eileen Colgan, John Lynch

DVD (Pan & Scan / Wide Screen)

Product Details

Release Date: 07/25/2000
UPC: 0043396509290
Original Release: 1994
Rating: PG
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround]
Time: 1:42:00

Special Features

Digitally mastered audio and anamorphic video; Widescreen and full-screen presentations; Audio: English 2-channel [Dolby Surround]; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; Director's commentary; Theatrical trailers; Talent files; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mick Lally Hugh
Eileen Colgan Tess
John Lynch Tadhg
Jeni Courtney Fiona
Richard Sheridan Eamon
Cillian Byrne Jamie
Pat Slowey Priest
Dave Duffy Jim
Declan Hannigan Oldest brother
Fergal McElherron Sean Michael
Frankie McCafferty Tim
Gerald Rooney Liam
Susan Lynch Selkie
Linda Greer Brigid
Brendan Conroy Flynn
Eddie Erskine Bar Patron
Suzanne Gallagher Selkie's Daughter
Pat Howey Priest
Mícheál MacCárthaigh Schoolmaster
Eugene McHugh Bar Patron
Mairéad Ní Ghallchóir Barmaid
Gerard Rooney Liam Coneelly
Tony Rubini Bar Patron

Technical Credits
John Sayles Director,Editor,Screenwriter
Dennis Bosher Art Director
Consolata Boyle Costumes/Costume Designer
Tom Conroy Set Decoration/Design
Mason K. Daring Score Composer
Sarah Green Producer
John Hubbard Casting
Ros Hubbard Casting
Glenn R. Jones Executive Producer
Peter Mcaleese Asst. Director
R. Paul Miller Associate Producer
Peter Newman Executive Producer
Maggie Renzi Producer
John Sloss Executive Producer
Adrian Smith Production Designer
Haskell Wexler Cinematographer
Clive Winter Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [2:09]
2. Mother's funeral [1:45]
3. Poor little sprout [3:08]
4. Grandmother & Grandfather [2:08]
5. Cousin Eamon [1:29]
6. Irish tales [8:40]
7. Tea & tar [3:10]
8. Poor wee Jamie [4:46]
9. Rumors [3:34]
10. Roan Inish [5:41]
11. "I saw a footprint." [1:57]
12. Flynn [1:14]
13. Tadhg [2:25]
14. The dark woman [8:46]
15. "Is he mad?" [4:42]
16. "I saw him!" [2:36]
17. Evicted [1:27]
18. Adrift in the mist [7:09]
19. Tea with a seal [1:26]
20. "I don't lie." [3:19]
21. Daft, not blind [3:35]
22. Housecleaning day 1 [3:56]
23. Housecleaning day 2 [1:52]
24. Housecleaning day 3 [2:44]
25. Brigid's story [7:06]
26. Seaweed soup [1:54]
27. Jamie boy stays [3:12]
28. Big sister Fiona [5:33]
Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [2:09]
2. Mother's funeral [1:45]
3. Poor little sprout [3:08]
4. Grandmother & Grandfather [2:08]
5. Cousin Eamon [1:29]
6. Irish tales [8:40]
7. Tea & tar [3:10]
8. Poor wee Jamie [4:46]
9. Rumors [3:34]
10. Roan Inish [5:41]
11. "I saw a footprint." [1:57]
12. Flynn [1:14]
13. Tadhg [2:25]
14. The dark woman [8:46]
15. "Is he mad?" [4:42]
16. "I saw him!" [2:36]
17. Evicted [1:27]
18. Adrift in the mist [7:09]
19. Tea with a seal [1:26]
20. "I don't lie." [3:19]
21. Daft, not blind [3:35]
22. Housecleaning day 1 [3:56]
23. Housecleaning day 2 [1:52]
24. Housecleaning day 3 [2:44]
25. Brigid's story [7:06]
26. Seaweed soup [1:54]
27. Jamie boy stays [3:12]
28. Big sister Fiona [5:33]

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The Secret of Roan Inish 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
BLillith More than 1 year ago
Roan Inish is a wild, breathtaking island off the craggy coast of Ireland. This moving & magical movie is based on Rosalie Fry's novel - Secret of the Ron Mor Skerry. The photography is brilliant and the storyline charming, sweet and just plain lovely. A straightforward, story of a young girl's family history. An elderly couple's granddaughter is left with them by a grieving father. Her quest is to discover why her family was torn apart and why they moved off their island of Roan Inish. She joins forces with her cousin (and the 'lil seal) to solve the mystery and reunite her family on their real island home.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Irish magic and myth are often portrayed in a way that turns near-history into children's flights of fancy. Not so, here. The Secret of Roan Inish is an intelligent movie that is beautifully directed, casted, and scored. It's haunting images remain with you long after the credits roll, and the magic - well, the magic is truly Irish - not quite sure that you shouldn't believe it, eh? And, while the tale is based on legends of the Selkies (seals that can transform into humans), the actual story tells of a family struggling to hold on to thier traditional way of life in a world that makes the simple things more and more valuable with each passing day. Don't we all feel like that now and again? Rent or buy The Secret of Roan Inish. It's a visit to Ireland for the cost of a Irish Creme Latte.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wonderful is the only word that could but barely describe this movie. Everything is magical in it : the landscapes take us deep into the Northern shores of Ireland (Co. Donegal), into the lives of their people and their myths. The actors are all excellent, especially this stunning young girl (Jeni Courtney) whose very natural and delightfully innocent performance is the very soul of the film. Although the action takes us into the world of myths and legends of a small community, this movie describes a very real Ireland insofar as it does not fall in any of the irritating clichés about Ireland from which many a movie in/about Ireland suffered. If you like the sea and the hills of Ireland, genuine storytelling and irish music, magic and even laughing, then this film you cannot miss !
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Secret Of Roan Inish is a gorgeously made film~~haunting story, beautiful (this is an understatement)photography, moorish and mystical. Haunted me long after I saw it, and brought back memories and longings from my time in Ireland as a child. Irish storytelling and myth that is common among the Irish people is woven into this story of a young girl's grief, resulting in a stunning movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Touching story of family love, loyalty and cultural tradition.
AuntieKW More than 1 year ago
One of my favorites, I'm glad I found it on DVD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A brilliantly subtle film. Eerie and evocative, packaged in flawless atomosphere. Despite its disturbing mythological unerpinnings (selkies stealing babies) it remains sweet and intriguing. A great film for anyone of any age, a modern fable well worth watching. I dug it. :)
KitchenConfadential More than 1 year ago
I really love this movie. I have been watching and re-watching this movie since i was little! I enjoy it every time!
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