Ivansxtc 2000
Filmmaker Bernard Rose has long been fascinated with the work of Leo Tolstoy. Ivansxtc, released in 2000, is the second of five adaptations of the Russian literary giant’s work that the British director has brought to the screen. The film repurposes the Count’s malleable 1886 novella The Death of Ivan Ilych as a turn of the millennium Hollywood fable. The source has already been teased into a bona fide masterpiece in the form of Akira Kurosawa‘s Ikiru. Rose (Candyman, Immortal Beloved), ever the maverick, wrestles it into something spikier and more uncompromising.

Opening with the death of its titular protagonist, ivansxtc goes back in time to chart the final days of hot-shot Tinseltown agent Ivan Beckman and his fast-paced, wheeler-dealer lifestyle, which will ultimately lead him to an early grave after a shock cancer diagnosis.

Director: Bernard Rose
Cast: Danny Huston, Peter Weller, Lisa Enos
Country: UK, USA
Genre: Drama

BD50 | 1080p, 1080i AVC | 01:50:33 | 46.3 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English


• Producer's Preferred 60i Theatrical Version (1080i; 1:32:21)

• Director's Preferred 24 fps Theatrical Version (1080p; 1:32:38)

• Extended Producer's Cut (1080i; 1:50:33).

• Audio Commentary on the Extended Cut with co-writer/producer/actor Lisa Enos and filmmaker Richard Wolstencroft

• Charlotte's Story (1080i; 31:11) documentary on the making of the film from producer/co-writer/star Lisa Enos.

• Egyptian Theater Q & A (720p; 34:33) features Bernard Rose, Lisa Enos, Danny Huston, Peter Weller and Adam Krentzman from a 2018 screening at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles.

• Archival Interviews stem from the 2001 Santa Barbara Film Festival and feature interviewer Michael Kurzfeld:
-- Lisa Enos (Producer/Co-writer/Actor) (720p; 11:12)
-- Bernard Rose (Director/Co-writer) (720p; 18:56)

• Extended Party Sequence Outtakes (1080i; 41:29)

• Original Theatrical Trailer (1080i; 2:14)