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Ivans xtc. (2000) Arrow Video Blu-ray: Bleak Hollywood study

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
Genre: Drama

DirectorBernard Rose
CastDanny Huston, Peter Weller, Lisa Enos
CountryUSA / UK
Production Year2000
Discs1 Blu-ray Disc
Run Time93 minutes
StudioArrow Video (USA)
Ivans xtc. (2000) — Photo
Image courtesy IMDB

Special features

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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