Daniel Day-Lewis Movies on DVD
First, Daniel Day-Lewis plays an upper-class Irishman reunited with a childhood friend he was forbidden to associate with, when both men enlist in the military to fight World War I. Based on Jennifer Johnston's novel, the British tragic telefilm "How Many Miles To Babylon?" (1982) co-stars Christopher Fairbank, Sian Phillips. Next, Day-Lewis joins a talented ensemble for a "BBC Play of the Month" adaptation of J.B. Priestley's play "Dangerous Corner" (1983), in which one remark at a country estate gathering--said or not said--triggers dramatic consequences. With Judi Bowker, Susan Fleetwood. Finally, a dye factory worker's life takes miserable turns after he contracts a weird rash, only to see things get even stranger when he meets Franz Kafka (Day-Lewis), in Alan Bennett's "The Insurance Man" (1986), a second-season episode from the BBC's "Screen Two" series. With Trevor Peacock, Jim Broadbent, and Vivian Pickles. 4 1/2 hrs. total on two discs. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH).
Intense, true-life account of Gerry Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis), a rebellious Belfast youth who, along with several members of his family, is wrongly convicted for a 1974 IRA bombing and spends 15 years in prison--many alongside his estranged father (Pete Postlethwaite)--before a crusading lawyer (Emma Thompson) gets his case reopened. Jim Sheridan ("My Left Foot") directs and co-scripts. 133 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: Spanish; biographies.
Daniel Day-Lewis won a Best Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of Christy Brown, an Irishman who refused to let the cerebral palsy that crippled him since birth make him a prisoner in his own body. Despite only having control over his left foot, Brown defied the odds and went on to become a successful writer and painter. Brenda Fricker (who also won an Oscar, hers for Best Supporting Actress), Ray McAnally, Hugh O'Connor co-star in this acclaimed drama, based on Brown's autobiography. 103 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: French, Spanish; featurettes; photo gallery.
Director/co-writer Jim Sheridan revisits the turmoil of Northern Ireland with "In the Name of the Father" star Daniel Day-Lewis in this drama about an amateur fighter and ex-IRA member who returns home to Belfast after 14 years in prison. Hoping to resume his ring career--and his romance with married ex-lover Emily Watson--Day-Lewis' plans to reopen the local gym as a boxing club for Catholic and Protestant boys rouses the anger of IRA leaders. 114 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.0, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: Spanish; audio commentary; documentary; biographies; deleted scenes; production notes; theatrical trailer; alternate ending.
Arthur Miller wrote the screenplay for director Nicholas Hytner's acclaimed adaptation of his allegorical drama set during the Salem Witch Trials in 17th-century Massachusetts. A young girl's spurning by her married lover leads to accusations of witchcraft, and soon an entire village is gripped in a fever of hysteria, bigotry and fear. Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Joan Allen, and Paul Scofield star. 123 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish; featurettes; theatrical trailer.
The American wilderness of the 1750s is the setting for director/co-scripter Michael Mann's grand adaptation of the James Fenimore Cooper adventure classic. Daniel Day-Lewis stars as frontier scout Hawkeye, defending a band of British settlers from attack during the French and Indian Wars. With Madeleine Stowe, Wes Studi, Russell Means. 114 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish.
Director Philip Kaufman uses the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia as the setting for a highly erotic and sensitive adaptation of Milan Kundera's novel. Daniel Day-Lewis plays a brash Prague surgeon who divides his romantic attention between two women--photographer/wife Juliette Binoche and lover Lena Olin--until fate and politics throw their lives into turmoil. With Derek de Lint. 172 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround stereo, French Dolby Digital Surround stereo; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; audio commentary; "making of" featurette; theatrical trailer.
Loosely based on Upton Sinclair's novel "Oil!," Paul Thomas Anderson's powerful drama stars Best Actor Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis as self-made oil tycoon Daniel Plainview. As his quest for "black gold" takes him to early 20th-century California, Plainview becomes entrenched in a world of deception, corruption, and murder, making his fortune at the cost of his soul. Paul Dano, Kevin J. O'Connor, Ciaran Hinds, D illon Freasier star. 158 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.