By opening one man's eyes to the world... he opened his own. Robert De Niro (in an Oscar-nominated performance) and Robin Williams star in this powerful, true story of a maverick doctor and the patients whose lives he changes. Williams plays Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician who uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. De Niro co-stars as Leonard, the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, proves a rebirth for Sayer too, as the exuberant patient reveals life's simple but unutterably sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor. Encouraged by Leonard's stunning recovery, Sayer administers the drug to the other patients. The story of their friendship during this emotional journey is a testament to both the tenderness of the human heart and the strength of the human soul.
- Language : English
- Product Dimensions : 1.78 x 19.05 x 13.72 cm; 68.04 Grams
- Item model number : IMG6819DVD
- Media Format : Color, Dolby, NTSC, Full Screen
- Run time : 2 hours and 1 minute
- Release date : 7 December 2010
- Studio : Image Entertainment
- ASIN : B0043X1FL8
- Number of discs : 1
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Led into a false sense of security by seeing by UK reviews but to be fair they did not comment on format. They were, however, recent and I assumed they referred to blu rays currently on sale i.e. the import.
I will keep as I plan to seek out a Region free player when I eventually replace the blu ray player. Look forward to watching it then – it’s a good film - good story & extremely well acted.