|Signature Collection Special Edition Features
||Features 5.1 channel Dolby Digital (AC-3) soundtrack|
||Presented in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of the original 35 millimeter theatrical prints|
||Running audio commentary by director Jim Sheridan.|
||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-scene footage.|
||CX Encoding on supplemental material only.|
After 14 years in prison, former IRA member Danny Flynn (Daniel Day-Lewis) is returning to the
neighborhood where his teenage sweetheart, Maggie (Emily Watson) has managed to survive by marrying,
and then raising the son of Danny's best friend. Ill at ease in the outside world, Danny is imploding from 14
years of seclusion. Cultural taboos and unwritten rules militate against Maggie and Danny. Friends, family
and IRA members watch their every move, observing their forbidden glances. In the boxing ring, Danny is home.
There the rules provide a structure that the chaotic streets of Belfast cannot, and therefore offer him a way
to communicate with dignity and, in the process, rebuild his life.