StudioCanal will be releasing Gaspar Noe’s shocking and disturbing, Irreversible (2002), in a Straight Cut Blu-ray edition. Stars Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel.
Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass.
In 2002, Irreversible stunned audiences globally upon its release; with a reverse chronology, the film caused a stir among audiences during the Cannes Film Festival. Brutal, disturbing, of outraging unrelenting ferocity but also a brilliant and unrivaled technical achievement.
In 2019, IRREVERSIBLE STRAIGHT CUT will shock audiences once again, with even greater impact today. Gaspar Noé has breathed new life into the film, by shifting the narrative of the film into chronological order. His new edit changes everything; the characters’ lives move from calm to madness, from love to hate and from heaven to hell.
“Everything is clear and also darker. No dialogues have been cut, nor hove any events in the story. Which is why this version is called the STRAIGHT CUT” said director Gaspar Noé. He also adds: “Until now, Irreversible was a deliberate puzzle. Now its a diptych, like on old record whose B side is the less conceptual mix of the track on side A, but this time with voices that are more audible, rendering the meaning of the words more fatalistic. You will see. time reveals all things.”
The upcoming Blu-ray edition of the film will feature both cuts of the film, the original Theatrical Version and the new Straight Cut, as well as brand new bonus features.
Release date: Early 2020
- Director: Gaspar Noé
- Cast: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel
- Country: France
- Production Year: 2002
- Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
- Region: B
- Run Time: 97 minutes
- Formats: Color; 2.39:1
- Audio: TBA
- Subtitle: English
- Studio: StudioCanal (UK)
Irreversible (2002) trailer
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