When Danny Boyle reunited Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle for a twenty-years-later catch up with the Trainspotting boys few were prepared for the collision of emotions and expectations. T2: Trainspotting detailed the two decade fallout of the events of the first film, but went to a deep well of confusion and longing. The ghosts of a long-lost past shared space with a difficult present. It was a perfect return.
The recent spate of revivals, rather than reboots, play on the nostalgia inherent in revisiting old friends. What Danny Boyle did with T2 was expand the story beyond the confines of the original. Rather than replaying, he simply picked up the story years later and successfully used the emotional baggage of the intervening years in compelling fashion.
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T2 Trainspotting Deleted Scene
T2: Trainspotting is out now on Digital and on DVD, Blu-Ray(TM) & 4K Ultra HD June 5 and features 29 deleted scenes.
BLU-RAY & DVD BONUS MATERIAL:
- Commentary from Director Danny Boyle and Screenwriter John Hodge
- 29 Deleted Scenes
- “20 Years in the Making” – a conversation with Danny Boyle, Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle
- Calton Athletic Documentary
Trainspotting 2 Synopsis
Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.