Danny Huston, Peter Weller and Lisa Enos star in this biting satire on the behind-the-scenes of the Hollywood film industry, with all its drink and drug-fueled excess, from director Bernard Rose (Candyman, Paperhouse).
Opening with the death of its titular protagonist, ivansxtc goes back in time to chart the final days of hot-shot Tinseltown agent Ivan Beckman (Huston) and his fast-paced, wheeler-dealer lifestyle, which will ultimately lead him to an early grave after a shock cancer diagnosis.
Loosely based on Leo Tolstoy's celebrated 1886 novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich, and featuring a searing performance by Danny Huston at its core and wonderfully sleazy turn from Peter Weller as Ivan's biggest client, ivansxtc is a powerful meditation on life, death and morality set against the glitzy backdrop of La La Land.
- FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Robert J Simpson
- Extended Party Sequence Outtakes
- Charlotte's Story - a brand new documentary on the making of the film from Lisa Enos
- Q&A with Lisa Enos, director Bernard Rose, actors Danny Huston, Peter Weller and Adam Krentzman from a 2018 screening at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Peter Strain
- Archival interviews with Lisa Enos and Bernard Rose from the 2001 Santa Barbara Film Festival
- Theatrical Cut presented in two versions; the preferred director's version and the producer's version, with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
- Extended Producer's Cut with Stereo DTS-HD Master Audio, presented for the first time
- Brand new commentary for the Extended Cut with co-writer/producer/ actor Lisa Enos and filmmaker Richard Wolstencroft
Cast & Crew
Director: Bernard Rose
Label: Arrow Video
Run Time: 92 mins
Release Date: 09/29/20