Gaspar Noe is one of those film makers that you either love (me!) or wonder why anyone would watch his art. IT’S ART, REMEMBER. Irreversible is obviously his most infamous work, still a tough watch, perhaps even tougher when you know what is coming.
Now the film makes its Blu debut on April 19th, with an audio commentary from the director, a retrospective documentary and also a new 2020 version of the film that re-orders everything into a linear chronology, which seems a strange idea for a film that uses time as a construct, but I am ready to see it that way.
Here are the extras on the disc :
4K restoration supervised by writer-director Gaspar Noé
Two versions of the film: the 2002 Theatrical Cut (98 mins); and the 2020 Straight Cut, which re-orders the narrative into a linear chronology (90 mins)
Original 5.1 surround sound and 2.0 stereo audio tracks
Audio commentary by Gaspar Noé on the Theatrical Cut (2003)
The Irreversible Odyssey (2019): retrospective documentary featuring interviews with Gaspar Noé, actors Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel, and others
SFX (2003): visual effects supervisor Rodolphe Chabrier discusses his team’s work on the film
Original theatrical trailer
2020 Straight Cut trailer
Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
New and improved English subtitles
Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Anna Bogutskaya, archival interviews and articles, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
UK premiere on Blu-ray
Limited edition of 5,000 copies