Irreversible

Irreversible
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 5, 2003
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Featurette: Making of the Special Effects
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. Gaspar Noe - Director
      2. Director & Crew

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Screenwriting by
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Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten57%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 122

Upright80%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 45,360
...An amazing, and profoundly disturbing, experience....[Noe is] a new kind of film wizard: a poet of apocalyptic shock...
Entertainment Weekly
Mar 14, 2003
A genuine outlaw work of art. Full Review
Washington Post
Apr 11, 2003
...This confrontationalist is a moviemaker worth confronting...
Premiere
Apr 1, 2003
Rating: B- -- A sometimes repellent yet deeply moving film.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Mar 27, 2003
Rating: 5/5 -- Noe is a confrontational master, no question. Full Review
eFilmCritic.com
Sep 24, 2007
It is telling that Noé, a filmmaker ordinarily enamored by the grueling underbelly of human behavior, can effectively contrast the nihilism of the climactic events with an almost hopeful tone overlaying the story's origins. Full Review
Cinemaphile.org
Oct 30, 2017
Rating: 5/5 -- A brutal exercise in form that need not be ignored. Noé is a modern auteur, no matter what you think of his ideas. Full Review
Father Son Holy Gore
May 2, 2019

Product Description:

After what would normally be the end credits (which run backwards), IRREVERSIBLE begins with a heated hunt through a gay S&M club. It is a chaotic sequence shot from a wildly spiraling camera seamlessly edited together to appear as one single shot and culminating in one of the most violent murders ever portrayed on celluloid. Following this crescendo, Gaspar Noe's (I STAND ALONE) film uses a reverse narrative structure similar to MEMENTO through which the audience learns the motivations for the murder and the relationships of three parties directly involved, the beautiful Alex (Monica Bellucci) and two men who adore her (Vincent Cassel and Albert Dupontel). The frenzied style of the opening gives way to increasingly static camera work throughout leading to an idyllic final shot of Alex, who the audience has long known is a doomed woman, set to Beethoven and alive with color and youthful innocence otherwise absent from this bleak urban nightmare. The film disregards conventional editing by ending each scene with a dizzying camera whirl. Since each scene is intended to look like a single take (although there are seamless cuts throughout), this gives the film the appearance of one continuous shot.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: MARCH 7, 2003 (NY/LA)

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  • UPC: 658149815926
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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