This cinematic masterpiece is the brilliant portrayal of legendary Irishman Christy Brown (Daniel Day-Lewis) who, despite crippling cerebral palsy, learned to use his one controllable extremity -- his left foot -- to become an accomplished artist and writer. The Miramax Collectors Series proudly presents the release of the acclaimed motion picture that won Academy Awards® in 1989 for Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis) and Best Supporting Actress (Brenda Fricker) and earned Oscar(R) nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay (1989). This special edition of MY LEFT FOOT has been digitally remastered and features a wealth of bonus material never before available on DVD!
First and foremost, this "Collector's Edition" finally delivers an excellent presentation to home video. The picture and sound and been restored, making the earlier, inferior DVD obsolete. There's less than 16 minutes of extras, but they do a nice job in telling the story of how the film was made and show footage of the real Christy Brown and his family. These new segments have reflections by the producer, the co-screenwriter, and actor Hugh O'Conor (who played the young Christy). Neither Daniel Day-Lewis nor director Jim Sheridan participated in the extras. --Doug Thomas