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UK drama 1995 color 94 min.
Director: Danny Boyle
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1 disc, catalog # CC1477L


With their first feature, Shallow Grave, director Danny Boyle, producer Andrew Macdonald and screenwriter John Hodge established themselves as one of the UK's most important filmmaking partnerships since Powell and Pressburger. Their second film Trainspotting was recut for its US theatrical release, as well as for the US and UK home videos. With this filmmaker-approved edition, the Criterion Collection is proud to present the only home video release of Trainspotting in its original UK theatrical version.

Irvine Welsh's darkly comic first novel Trainspotting screams to life in this acclaimed film adaptation from the collaborative team of director Danny Boyle, screenwriter John Hodge, and producer Andrew Macdonald. Trainspotting follows the life of unrepentant heroin abuser Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor), as he struggles to escape the responsibilities of life and friendship. Critically lauded and equally controversial, Trainspotting is a harshly beautiful portrait of friendships devastated by urban blight. The Criterion Collection is proud to exclusively present Trainspotting in its original, filmmaker-approved, uncut, undubbed widescreen version.

Criterion's release of Trainspotting features:

  • A new widescreen (1.85:1) digital transfer
  • Discrete 5.1 channel Dolby® Digital soundtrack
  • The complete, uncut filmmakers' version
  • Screen-specific commentary by director Danny Boyle, producer Andrew Macdonald, screenwriter John Hodge, and actor Ewan McGregor
  • Nine deleted scenes with commentary
  • Video interview with Irvine Welsh, author of the novel Trainspotting
  • Exculsive liner notes by Irvine Welsh and an insert including his glossary of terms

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