Monday, 23 July 2012

DVD release: Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy

Irvine Welsh adaptation set to explore the agony of Ecstasy

A Canadian company are bringing the seedy world of nightclubs, drug dealers and excellent music of Trainspotting’s Irvine Welsh across the pond with the upcoming summer release of Ecstasy.

Starring Adam Sinclair (Mile High), Kristen Kreuk (Smallville) and Billy Boyd (Lord Of The Rings), Ecstasy will once more explore the highs and lows of a life spent on the narcotic-fuelled fringes of society. Sinclair plays Lloyd, a successful smuggler and habitual user of the eponymous drug who falls for bored middle-class housewife Heather. As the two descend into a hazy lifestyle of clubs and pill-popping, they begin to wonder if their feelings for each other are real or chemically-induced. Lloyd wants out of the life. All that stands between him and freedom is one last job, and in the nature of all one-last-jobs, it won’t be easy.

A host of contemporary club-land regulars are set to feature on the soundtrack, including Tiesto, Orbital, Primal Scream, Paul Oakenfold and, um, Coldplay, no doubt providing a pulsating big-beat background to the chemically-enhanced proceedings.

Despite countless imitators, few films have managed to capture the lurid glamour and grim reality of the drug scene as well as Trainspotting did over a decade ago, which makes Irvine Welsh’s involvement a worthy reason to experiment with Ecstasy.

Ecstasy will be arriving on DVD and Blu-Ray on the 20th August 2012.

Source: Subtitled Online


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