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Trainspotting & Shallow Grave (R2/UK BD) in June

4 DVD have announced the UK DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Trainspotting and Shallow Grave Special Editions on 1st June 2009. Timed around the DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Slumdog Millionaire, 4DVD present two earlier titles from director Danny Boyle on Special Edition Blu-ray and also on new DVD editions.

Trainspotting boasts a new specially commissioned 40 minute feature with director Danny Boyle, producer Andrew Macdonald, screen writer John Hodge and stars Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner and Kelly Macdonald. Shallow Grave features an exclusive new commentary from director Danny Boyle and the never-before-seen documentary ‘Digging Your Own Grave’ shot during the making of the film in 1995.

Priced at £21.99 RRP each on Blu-ray Disc and £15.99 RRP each on DVD, extras are outlined below…


Blu-ray Disc

  • A brand new, specially filmed 40 min feature ‘Memories of Trainspotting’ with Danny Boyle, Andrew Macdonald, John Hodge, Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Kelly Macdonald and Robert Carlyle.
  • Deleted scenes with commentary
  • The Look of the Film – Then and Now
  • The Sound of the Film – Then and Now
  • The Beginning
  • Archive Interview with Irvine Welsh
  • Behind The Needle
  • Danny Boyle on Trainspotting
  • Ewan McGregor on Trainspotting
  • Cannes Snapshot
  • Cannes Vox Pops
  • Trailers
  • Gallery
  • Feature commentary

DVD - The only extra on this release is the new ‘Memories of Trainspotting’ feature.

Shallow Grave

On both the Blu-Ray and DVD releases there is a fly-on-the-wall documentary ‘Digging Your Own Grave’, directed by Kevin Macdonald; it follows brother Andrew Macdonald's production of his debut feature film including comments from cast, crew and extras with emphasis on the main protagonists, and there is a commentary by director Danny Boyle. There are also brief interviews with Danny Boyle and Ewan McGregor.

On Blu-ray Shallow Grave is presented in 1080P Widescreen with English PCM 2.0 audio and optional English subtitles. Trainspotting is presented in 1080P Widescreen with English DD5.1 and DTS 5.0 Surround audio and optional English subtitles.

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