Trainspotting Blu-ray Disc
The film that launched the careers of Golden Globe® nominee* Ewan McGregor and Oscar®-winning director Danny Boyle** makes its HD debut as Lionsgate releases the dramatic Miramax movieTrainspotting for the first time on Blu-ray Disc. Presented in 1080P High Definition and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, the film portrays the misadventures of a group of heroin addicts in the late 1980's in Edinburgh, Scotland. The film also stars Ewen Bremner (Match Point), Jonny Lee Miller (Showtime's "Dexter"), Kevin McKidd (TV's "Grey's Anatomy"), Robert Carlyle (TV's "SGU Stargate Universe") and Kelly Macdonald (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2). Based on the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh (The Acid House), the film earned an Academy Award®nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for screenwriter John Hodge (The Beach). TheTrainspotting Blu-ray Disc will include audio commentary, deleted scenes, a "making of" featurette, interviews, a film retrospective - plus a Digital Copy version of the feature film.
The film follows the life of Mark Renton (McGregor), a heroin addict who struggles with his addiction. Renton is able to kick the habit and moves to London, where he finds a job, a flat, and something close to peace of mind. However, old friends Sick Boy, Begbie and Spud all arrive at his doorstep, leading Renton back into drugs and crime. Renton's lifestyle starts to significantly affect his relationships with his friends and family. He reluctantly discovers that his old friends continue to play a part in his life and make changing a difficult task.
* Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Moulin Rouge!, 2002
** Best Achievement in Directing, Slumdog Millionaire, 2008
Pricing: Blu-ray Disc -$19.99
September 13, 2011