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Trainspotting: Ultimate Collectors Edition DVD £4.97 @ Amazon
Trainspotting: Ultimate Collectors Edition DVD £4.97 @ Amazon

Trainspotting: Ultimate Collectors Edition DVD £4.97 @ Amazon

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Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family...

The film that effectively launched the star careers of Robert Carlyle, Ewan McGregor and Jonny Lee Miller is a hard, barbed picaresque, culled from the bestseller by Irvine Welsh and thrown down against the heroin hinterlands of Edinburgh. Directed with abandon by Danny Boyle, Trainspotting conspires to be at once a hip youth flick and a grim cautionary fable. Released on an unsuspecting public in 1996, the picture struck a chord with audiences worldwide and became adopted as an instant symbol of a booming British rave culture (an irony, given the characters' main drug of choice is heroin not ecstasy).
McGregor, Lee Miller and Ewen Bremner play a slouching trio of Scottish junkies; Carlyle their narcotic-eschewing but hard-drinking and generally psychotic mate Begbie. In Boyle's hands, their lives unfold in a rush of euphoric highs, blow-out overdoses and agonising withdrawals (all cued to a vogueish pop soundtrack). Throughout it all, John Hodge's screenplay strikes a delicate balance between acknowledging the inherent pleasures of drug use and spotlighting its eventual consequences. In Trainspotting's world view, it all comes down to a question of choices--between the dangerous Day-Glo highs of the addict and the grey, grinding consumerism of the everyday Joe. "Choose life", quips the film's narrator (McGregor) in a monologue that was to become a mantra. "Choose a job, choose a starter home... But why would anyone want to do a thing like that?" Ultimately, Trainspotting's wised-up, dead-beat inhabitants reject mainstream society in favour of a headlong rush to destruction. It makes for an exhilarating, energised and frequently terrifying trip that blazes with more energy and passion than a thousand more ostensibly life-embracing movies. --Xan Brooks

Special Features
This new release includes a brand new 40 minute feature with interviews from director Danny Boyle, screenwriter John Hodge and stars Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Ewan Bremner and Kelly MacDonald.

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7 Comments

Original Poster mod

Good spot been waiting for this to come down in price one of the greatest British films ever

Voted hot!

Great film, well worth the money.

yankeeyk;6192818

Good spot been waiting for this to come down in price one of the greatest … Good spot been waiting for this to come down in price one of the greatest British films ever



really?

Bristle Hound;6199430

£6.40 incl … £6.40 incl P&PSeehttp://www.find-dvd.co.uk/dvd/Trainspotting-Special-Edition/1081006.htm:thumbsup:



cheaper in hmv then thanks for the info
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