Irreversible 2002
Told in reverse order (as if you were playing a movie, chapter by chapter, from the end back to the beginning), Irreversible is the story of three French friends: couple Alex and Marcus and their friend, Alex’s ex-boyfriend, Pierre, whose lives are torn apart by a seemingly random act of extreme sexual and physical violence. It starts with the two men, Marcus and Pierre, voyaging through what seems like hell — a dingy gay S&M club called Rectum — searching for revenge. The inconceivable violence that they inflict, and that is inflicted upon them is somewhat explained as the story progresses—backwards. We see, in the single most graphic rape scene most audiences will have ever come across, Alex get anally raped and beaten practically to death in an underpass, and realise what sent Marcus and Pierre on their desperate mission to find the perpetrator. The story does not end there, however, as things are unbelievably made even worse when you come to realise the life that the three friends had together, the love between Alex and Marcus and their true happiness just days before their world was destroyed.

Director: Gaspar Noe
Cast: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel, Philippe Nahon
Country: France
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:33:30 | 7.72 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English, Francais

Extras:
• Audio Commentary by Director/Writer/Co-Producer Gaspar Noe (in French, with English subtitles). A fascinating insight into the making of the film, discussing technical details, anecdotes and production history.
• SFX - detailing the myriad instances of digital enhancement - very interesting and informative. (in French, with English Subtitles)
• Intoxication - short film by Noe featuring his friend Stephane Drouot, director of the short film Star Suburb, discussing his life. (in French only)
• Stress and Outrage - two abstract "music videos" shot in the same fluid style as the film, one taking place in the subway, and the other at the party.
• Deleted Scene - chronologically taking place at the very end, and therefore appearing at the very beginning, a short, disorienting sequence in the hospital - good to see as an extra, but clearly it has no place in the film.
• Theatrical and teaser trailers - whilst usually a fairly perfunctory extra feature, these teasers are absolutely extraordinary - abstract, jarring fragments that capture the delirious intensity of the film perfectly.

BD25 | 1080i AVC | 01:33:27 | 16.8 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English

Extras:
• SFX Featurette
• Deleted scene
• Stress and outrage
• Theatrical and teaser trailers

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