McGregor, Ewan

SKU: 031398142393

UPC 031398142393
Release Date 2011-09-13
Studio Fox
Discs 2
Length 94
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis A kinetic, intimate look inside the subculture of heroin abuse, this acclaimed adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel follows the misadventures of Renton, a brash, twenty-something Edinburgh junkie, and his nihilistic chums Tommy, Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie. Alternately comic and off-putting, the film ultimately comes down to Renton's choice between self-destruction or life. The stellar soundtrack should not be missed.We called him Mother Superior on account of the length of his habit. -- Renton (EWAN McGREGOR), about one of his dope-dealing friends. Choose life. Choose a job. Chose a career. Choose a family. Choose a... big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol and dental insurance. Choose fixed- income mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends.... But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life: I chose something else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got heroin? -- Renton (EWAN McGREGOR) [Begbie] didn't do drugs, he did people. -- Renton (EWAN McGREGOR) You know Rents, for a vegetarian, you're a mean shot --Sick Boy (Johnny Lee Miller)A Figment Film in association with the Noel Gay Motion Picture Company. Shown out of competition at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. Released theatrically in New York City July 19, 1996. Additional cast: Peter Mullan (Swanney); Eileen Nicholas (Mrs. Renton); Pauline Lynch (Lizzy); Shirley Henderson (Gail); Stuart McQuarrie (Gavin); Dale Winton (Game Show Host); Annie Louise Ross (Gail's Mother); Billy Riddoch (Gail's Father); Fiona Bell (Diane's Mother); Hugh Ross, Victor Eadie (Men); Kate Donnelly (Woman); Finlay Welsh (Sheriff); Eddie Nestor (Estate Agent). Additional credits: Lesley Stewart (production manager); Claire Hughes, Ben Johnson (assistant directors); Simon Bray (steadicam operator); Graham Johnston (make-up designer); Robert McCann (make-up and hair); Mark Taylor (sound re-recording mixer). Filmed on a budget of $2.3 million. The novel Trainspotting is based on also inspired a play that was performed in London's West End before the film was released. Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification....Electrifying....Harrowing and hilarious......The lasting after-effect of watching TRAINSPOTTING is a sense of exhilaration......A dark, Tarantino-style humor courses through its veins...This hip rave-up is zippily entertaining....Ewan McGregor delivers his needle-sharp narration with raw charisma -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars...Thrillingly squalid, scabrously funny... -- Rating: AScabrous, brutal and hip, TRAINSPOTTING is a CLOCKWORK ORANGE for the '90s....[The] performances are terrific at all levels......A larkish black comedy, paced like a Beatles musical yet grounded by the charming misanthropy of Irvine Welsh's best-selling novel....[With] a starmaking performance from Ewan McGregor...5 stars out of 5 -- It holds up terrifically well. This movie was the first, maybe the only successful 90s British attempt at answering films like GOODFELLAS or PULP FICTION; it has a version of their spirit and power --and matches them for hardcore violence, horror and drugs.
Cast Peter Mullan (Star)
Kevin McKidd (Star)
Danny Boyle (Director)
Kave Quinn (Production Designer)
Eileen Nicholas (Star)
Kelly MacDonald (Star)
Robert Carlyle (Star)
Jonny Lee Miller (Star)
James Cosmo (Star)
Rachael Fleming (Costume Designer)
Irvine Welsh (Source Writer)
Masahiro Hirakubo (Editor)
John Hodge (Screenwriter)
Ewan McGregor (Star)
Ewen Bremner (Star)
Brian Tufano (Director of Photography)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Audio commentary by Danny Boyle, Andrew MacDonald, John Hodge and Ewan McGregor Trainspotting retropective The making of Trainspotting Deleted scenes Cannes Gallery Theatrical trailer Theatrical teaser Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.40000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Crime/Legal Drama
Attribute Additional Footage,BluRay HD-DVD,Director Cast Commentary,Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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