Edition no. 200

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Studio Canal
Directed by: Gaspar Noé

Perhaps the quintessential exemplar of New French Extremism, Irreversible amazed and outraged audiences across the world upon its release in 2002 with its harrowing scenes of rape and violence. Now Gaspar Noé’s nauseating, thrilling, ingenious masterwork returns in a new 4K restoration, both in its original Theatrical Cut and a potent new Straight Cut, assembled in 2020, that re-orders the film’s reverse narrative into a linear chronology.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Audio: French 2.0 PCM Stereo , French 5.1 DTS-HD MA Surround
Subtitles: English
Region: B
Discs: 2 Discs |  BD-50

Details by Film


  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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

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