Trainspotting [Blu-ray] [Criterion Collection]

Trainspotting [Blu-ray] [Criterion Collection]

Director: Danny Boyle Cast: Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
, Ewen Bremner
Ewen Bremner
, Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller
, Kevin McKidd
Kevin McKidd
Danny Boyle
Trainspotting [Blu-ray] [Criterion Collection]

Trainspotting [Blu-ray] [Criterion Collection]

Director: Danny Boyle Cast: Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
, Ewen Bremner
Ewen Bremner
, Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller
, Kevin McKidd
Kevin McKidd
Danny Boyle

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Overview

A controversial, blackly comic view of the life of heroin addict Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) and the group of junkies, deadbeats, thieves, liars, and psychopaths who he calls friends. Renton is a clever, witty anit-hero, who consciously chooses the life of a junkie over the utter boredom of everything else. While getting the squalor and degradation of the junkie lifestyle down to the last grotesque detail, Trainspotting also captures the way drugs give structure and meaning to otherwise aimless lives, and describes, in detail, the breathtaking rapture of a fix. Director Danny Boyle shows himself to be a unique talent, in this stunning and at times revolting follow-up to his earlier success Shallow Grave. Much of the success of the film is due to the performance of Ewan McGregor, who is both charming and repellant in the role of Mark. McGregor deftly plays the unrepentant Mark as he tells his story, and shows the same comic flair that he did in Shallow Grave. Danny Boyle challenges his audience as Mark explains his chosen lifestyle, but does not apologize for it, and it is this nonjudgmental stance that gives the film its power. The audience is asked neither to approve of Mark nor to emulate him. Boyle simply tells Mark's story, brutal, funny and loathsome as it can be, leaving the moralizing to be done by others.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/30/2024
UPC: 0715515291712
Original Release: 1996
Source: Criterion Collection
Language: English
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 3,592

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ewan McGregor Mark Renton
Ewen Bremner Spud
Jonny Lee Miller Sick Boy
Kevin McKidd Tommy
Robert Carlyle Begbie
Kelly Macdonald Diane,Flat Buyer
Peter Mullan Swanney
James Cosmo Mr. Renton
Eileen Nicholas Mrs. Renton
Susan Vidler Allison
Pauline Lynch Lizzy
Shirley Henderson Gail
Stuart McQuarrie Gavin, U.S. tourist
Irvine Welsh Mikey,Sheriff
Dale Winton Game Show Host
Keith Allen Dealer,Andreas
Annie Louise Ross Gail's Mother,Man 1
Billy Riddoch Gail's Father
Fiona Bell Diane's Mother
Vincent Friel Diane's Father
Victor Eadie Man 2
Kate Donnelly Woman
Eddie Nestor Estate Agent
Vincent Friell Diane's Father
Tom Delmar Pub Heavy
John Kazek Actor
Rachael Fleming Renton's Nurse
Damon Albarn Composer

Technical Credits
Danny Boyle Director,Producer
John Hodge Screenwriter
Andrew Macdonald Producer
Terry Forrestal Stunts
Grant Mason Special Effects
Andy Pryor Casting
Tony Steers Special Effects
Gail Stevens Casting
Martin Cantwell Sound Effects
Ray Merrin Sound Effects
Bernard Bellew Producer
Tony Cook Sound Effects
Perry Costello Special Effects
Tom Delmar Stunts
Ray Merrin Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Taylor Sound/Sound Designer
Colin Nicolson Sound/Sound Designer
Brian Saunders Sound/Sound Designer
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