Upon its premiere at Cannes back in 2003, Gaspar Noé's Irreversible proved to be so divisive and shocking that viewers left the theater in droves. Fifteen years later, Irreversible still holds its own as one of the most disturbing films in cinematic history, and we've now learned it's coming to Blu-ray courtesy of StudioCanal.
The release will feature a brand new cut of the film, titled the "Straight Cut," that was screened at the Venice Film Festival, as well as the theatrical cut and will arrive on the market early next year.
StudioCanal details: "In 2002, Irreversible stunned audiences globally upon its release; with a reverse chronology, the film caused a stir among audiences during the Cannes Film Festival. Brutal, disturbing, of outraging unrelenting ferocity but also a brilliant and unrivaled technical achievement.
In 2019, Irreversible Straight Cut will shock audiences once again, with even greater impact today. Gaspar Noé has breathed new life into the film, by shifting the narrative of the film into chronological order. His new edit changes everything; the characters' lives move from calm to madness, from love to hate and from heaven to hell."
"Everything is clear and also darker. No dialogues have been cut, nor have any events in the story. Which is why this version is called the Straight Cut," said Noé. He also adds: "Until now, Irreversible was a deliberate puzzle. Now its a diptych, like on old record whose B side is the less conceptual mix of the track on side A, but this time with voices that are more audible, rendering the meaning of the words more fatalistic. You will see. Time reveals all things."
The upcoming Blu-ray edition will also feature brand new bonus features. Stay tuned for updates!
While you wait, check out the trailer for the new cut of the film below.