Trainspotting R

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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: September 13, 2011
  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: Miramax Lionsgate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Making Of Trainspotting
    • Trainspotting Retrospective
    • Interviews with Filmmakers (Director Danny Boyle, Author Irvine Welsh, Producer Andrew MacDonald and Screenwriter (John Hodge)
    • Behind The Needle ("Multi-Angle" Behind-The-Scenes Special)
    • Cannes Film Festival Interviews
    • Biographies: Cast and Crew
    • Feature Commentary
    • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
    • Gallery
    • Teaser Trailer
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - French

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Performer: , , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
Original story by
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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"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)

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 06/13/1996
"...Electrifying....Harrowing and hilarious..."
Sight and Sound - 03/01/1996
"...The lasting after-effect of watching TRAINSPOTTING is a sense of exhilaration..."
USA Today - 07/19/1996
"...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
Entertainment Weekly - 08/09/1996
"...Thrillingly squalid, scabrously funny..." -- Rating: A
Variety - 02/12/1996
"Scabrous, brutal and hip, TRAINSPOTTING is a CLOCKWORK ORANGE for the '90s....[The] performances are terrific at all levels..."
Film Comment - 07/01/1996
"...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..."
The Guardian - 01/12/2017
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."

Product Description:

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.


Production Notes:

  • 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.

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  • UPC: 031398143703
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