Arrow Video (USA) is releasing director Bernard Rose’s modern adaptation of a Leo Tolstoy novella, Ivans xtc. (2000) on Blu-ray. Stars Danny Huston.
Danny Huston, Peter Weller and Lisa Enos star in this biting satire on the behind-the-scenes of the Hollywood film industry, with all its drink and drug-fueled excess, from director Bernard Rose (Candyman, Paperhouse).
Opening with the death of its titular protagonist, ivansxtc goes back in time to chart the final days of hot-shot Tinseltown agent Ivan Beckman (Huston) and his fast-paced, wheeler-dealer lifestyle, which will ultimately lead him to an early grave after a shock cancer diagnosis.
It’s tough to watch, but it’s a fantastic movie.Richard Roeper — Ebert & Roeper
Loosely based on Leo Tolstoy’s celebrated 1886 novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich, and featuring a searing performance by Danny Huston at its core and wonderfully sleazy turn from Peter Weller as Ivan’s biggest client, ivansxtc is a powerful meditation on life, death, and morality set against the glitzy backdrop of La La Land.
Release date: September 29, 2020
|Cast||Danny Huston, Peter Weller, Lisa Enos|
|Country||USA / UK|
|Discs||1 Blu-ray Disc|
|Run Time||93 minutes|
|Studio||Arrow Video (USA)|
|Original uncompressed Stereo and 5.1 DTS-HD MA options|
|Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing|
|Q&A with director Bernard Rose, actress/producer/co-writer Lisa Enos, actors Danny Huston, Peter Weller and Adam Krentzman from a 2018 screening at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles|
|Original Theatrical Trailer|
|Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Peter Strain|
|First pressing only: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Robert J Simpson|
Ivans xtc. (2000) trailer
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