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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

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten57%

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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
Rating: A -- Contains crippling, extended acts of sexual violence and general inhumanity, yet, under the bleeding rawness of it all, was a film of brilliant technical achievement and unrivaled, unrelenting ferocity. Full Review
Modamag.com
Dec 28, 2009
There is nothing moral about Irreversible -- only sneeringly superior and nihilistic, like Johnny Rotten at his most fatuous. Full Review
Slate
Apr 22, 2003
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
...Moral at a structural level...
Chicago Sun-Times
Mar 23, 2003
A genuine outlaw work of art. Full Review
Washington Post
Apr 11, 2003
...Taken as an exploitation flick -- Noe's preference -- this is 100 effective, guaranteed to shock and pummel...
Total Film
Jul 1, 2003

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

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  • Sales Rank: 18,564
  • UPC: 658149815926
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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