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Irreversible: Limited Edition (2002)

Saturday 10th April 2021

Perhaps the quintessential exemplar of New French Extremity, Irreversible, premieres on Blu-ray with limited edition of 10,000 copies 26th April 2021 from Powerhouse Films.
Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel, Jo Prestia, Philippe Nahon, Stéphane Drouot
Gaspar Noé
Gaspar Noé, Christophe Rossignon
Powerhouse Films
1 hour 37 minutes
26/04/2021
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Perhaps the quintessential exemplar of New French Extremity, Irreversible amazed and outraged audiences across the world upon its release in 2002 with its harrowing scenes of rape and violence.

Now Gaspar Noé's nauseating, thrilling, ingenious masterwork returns in a new 2K restoration, both in its Original Theatrical Cut and a potent new Straight Cut, assembled in 2020.

Irreversible premieres on Blu-ray with limited edition run of 10,000 copies 26th April 2021 from Powerhouse Films.

  • Two versions of the film: the 2002 Original Theatrical Cut (98 mins); and the 2020 Straight Cut, which re-assembles the events in chronological order (90 mins)
  • Original 5.1 surround sound and 2.0 stereo audio tracks
  • Audio commentary by Gaspar Noé on the Original Theatrical Cut (2003)
  • The Irreversible Odyssey (2019, 44 mins): retrospective documentary featuring interviews with Noé, actors Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel and Albert Dupontel, cinematographer Benoît Debie, and others
  • NFT50 Q&A (2002, 49 mins): archival audio recording of a post-screening Q&A session with Noé, Bellucci and Cassel, recorded at London's National Film Theatre
  • The BFI Masterclass with Gaspar Noé (2009, 90 mins): archival audio recording of the filmmaker in conversation with programmer and critic David Cox, recorded at BFI Southbank during the London Film Festival
  • SFX (2003, 8 mins): visual effects supervisor Rodolphe Chabrier discusses his team's work on the film
  • Time Destroys All Things (2021, 15 mins): video essay examining the two versions of Irreversible by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Rape-Revenge Films: A Critical Study
  • Deleted scene (1 min)
  • Stress (2002, 5 mins) and Outrage (2002, 5 mins): Thomas Bangalter music videos, directed by Noé
  • Intoxication (2002, 5 mins): documentary short by Noé featuring filmmaker Stéphane Drouot
  • Original theatrical trailers
  • 2019 Venice Film Festival trailer
  • Teaser trailers
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • New and improved English subtitles
  • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Anna Bogutskaya, an archival American Cinematographer article on the technical aspects of the film, a BBFC case study, an overview of contemporary critical responses, an archival 'for and against' article by Nick James and Mark Kermode, a look at the creation of the Straight Cut, new writing on Intoxication, and film credits
  • Limited edition exclusive double-sided poster
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 10,000 copies

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

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