Michael Collins: 20th Anniversary Edition (1996)
Thursday 18th February 2016
Liam Neeson stars in the historical drama Michael Collins, released as a 20th Anniversary edition of the award-winning epic released on Blu-ray and DVD on 6th March 2016 courtesy of Warner Home Video.
The Oscar® and BAFTA nominated film is directed by Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Mona Lisa, Interview With A Vampire) and stars Liam Neeson (Schindler's List, Taken films), Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich, Ocean's Eleven) and Alan Rickman (Harry Potter films, Die Hard) in a thrilling biopic that won Liam Neeson the Best Actor prize at the Evening Standard British Film Awards for his towering title role as the Irish freedom fighter Michael Collins.
With a cast including Brendan Gleeson, Charles Dance, Ian Hart and Stephen Rea, a haunting score featuring Sinead O'Connor and masterful camerawork by Chris Menges, this is a film Time Out called writer/director Neil Jordan's "most ambitious and satisfying movie".
Michael Collins tells the powerful, turbulent story of one of Ireland's most controversial patriots and revolutionary heroes, known as 'The Lion Of Ireland', who leads his countrymen in their fight for independence. Set in the early 20th century, when a monumental history of oppression and bloodshed had divided Ireland and its people, the film covers the bloody 1916 Easter Uprising, when Irish revolutionaries surrendered to the overwhelming military power of the British forces and Collins was arrested. Upon his release, he takes leadership of the Irish independence movement and strives to create a free and peaceful country.
- Director Commentary with Neil Jordan
- In Conversation with Neil Jordan
- South Bank Show
- Theatrical trailer
- Deleted scenes