T2: Trainspotting [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray] [2017]

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  • Release Date: 06/27/2017
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (136 out of 145)

Special Features


  • 20 Years in the Making: A Conversation with Danny Boyle and the Cast
  • Commentary with Director Danny Boyle and Writer John Hodge
  • Deleted Scenes

Synopsis


T2: Trainspotting
This sequel to the seminal '90s indie smash Trainspotting catches up with its quartet of Scottish junkies 20 years later. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) finally returns to Edinburgh after a long exile in Amsterdam, and he soon reunites with his old pals Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) and Spud (Ewen Bremner). As he tries to help Spud kick his heroin addiction and gets caught up in a scheme to open a brothel with Sick Boy, Renton is targeted by the sociopathic Begbie (Robert Carlyle), who wants revenge for his past misdeeds. Danny Boyle directed this follow-up, which is partly based on author Irvine Welsh's 2002 novel, Porno. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Ewan McGregor
    Ewan McGregor - Renton
  • Ewen Bremner
    Ewen Bremner - Spud
  • Jonny Lee Miller
    Jonny Lee Miller - Simon
  • Robert Carlyle
    Robert Carlyle - Begbie
  • Image coming soon
    Simon Weir - Jailhouse



Customer rating

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94%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A perfect sequel

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    IstvanTheHun
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    20 years after Trainspotting took the cinema world by storm and introduced us to skinny jeans and nouveau heroin chic, T2 takes us back to Scotland to visit with the characters 2 decades later, featuring the original director, writer, and cast. This is not a typical sequel, it doesn't rehash the previous film nor does it strive to replicate the high energy experience of the original - it's a true sequel that takes into regard that 20 years have actually passed and much has changed. While the characters are familiar, we join them on a new story arc and examine their lives as some remain mired in the consequences of the past. In a way this film stands on its own, as it doesn't necessarily lean on the original and strives to provide something original. But it's not just a 20 year journey with these characters, its important to note that the film is also an expression of Danny Boyle's journey as a filmmaker. Trainspotting was his breakthrough and in the next 20 years he's had an entire career unfold, and T2 does not ignore that. It doesn't pretend that Boyle is still a young artist in the 90's; T2 is clearly the work of a veteran who has created pieces within many different genres and now brings his original vision back, full circle. In this respect, T2 is quite remarkable. It's not a cash-grab sequel, it's not a comforting re-visit, it's an actual new chapter in the lives of the characters. But while T2 differs from Trainspotting in this regards, it will not disappoint fans as there are several moments/scenes that genuinely rank up there with the best parts of the first one - what we could call "classic Danny Boyle moments". It was sad to see this film come and go in the US with little to no fanfare. Seems like audiences were "meh".... despite the gonzo popularity of the original movie. This is a very underrated sequel and worthy entry in Boyle's filmography. Fans will not be disappointed, just don't expect a nostalgic trip back to the mid-90's. Cinema buffs won't be disappointed either as Danny Boyle gives us a well-acted and finely stylized tale of reckless youth now ageing itself right out of life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good take on middle age.

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    phlyle11
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    I am a huge fan of the original Trainspotting. I saw it when I was in college and was completely mesmerized to the point that I bought the book. I continued reading all of Irvine Welsh's books, and it was always amusing when these characters would pop up in different stories. I was stunned when, after 20 years, I read that the gang was getting back together for a sequel, so I wondered if the movie would follow some of the character paths that were set out in the books. It was nice to see that some of the elements of "P0rno" were retained. Ultimately, though, it was kind of a touching experience to see how these characters have aged and how they've grown (or not grown, as it may be for some of them,) into middle age, as I am roughly the same age as these characters. In a way, it felt a little like the maturing process that I found in Clerks and Clerks II. I think if you liked the first Trainspotting, you will enjoy this one as well, although it is a different experience from that film. This is just a great, natural progression of characters, and really, life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent sequel

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    filmlover87
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    i loved the story in this one, specially since it took place 20 years after the first film. the characters and the rhythm of the movie are not as vibrant and playful as they were twenty years ago, but that's part of the sub plot...these folks are now older. the 4k rendering is slightly-ish better than the regular blu ray. the sound in either version is terrific. the supplements are too small, considering the legacy the films have manage to built, but they are okay in a way. if you loved the first one, you will appreciate many scenes and moments in this new chapter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    As with most sequels its not as good as the first

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    EnglishD
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    Dont let my summary put you off though. Its still a good film and well worth watching if you loved the first one. Its a great follow up and good to see how the lives of these guys had changed or not changed over the last 20 years. Gritty, humorous, and a sense of closeness is what you get from this. I wouldnt recommend if you have not watched the first TS as you will be totally lost as the character development is all in that first movie. But as a lover of the first i loved the second just not quite as much

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Long Awaited Sequel

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    Julian
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    T2: Trainspotting is unfortunately not able to completely live up to the original that came out 21 years prior, but absolutely does not fall flat. The unique storytelling, visuals, and cinematography all work together to tell this unique tale that takes place 20 years after the original. Definitely a must watch for fans of the original. Choose adding this movie to your collection. Choose life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A Sequel Almost Worth the Wait

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    TheProfessor
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    A good transfer of a good film. Not as good of a film as the original and not as good a sequel as hoped for after all these years of building up its possibilities. Still a fun flick. It is too bad we had to wait so long to see the continuing story of these characters. Thankfully McGregor and Boyle settled their differences and finally made this film. Hopefully, they will collaborate more in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So worth the wait!!

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    Moviefan43
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    I went to see the original when it came out in the theater and loved it! I was a little nervous about how this one was going to turn out.. I thought that it was well done and the music was just good as the first. The behind the scenes conversation (Director Danny Boyle, an actors Johnny Lee Miller, Ewan McGregor, and Robert Carlyle) that is on the blu-ray is a great addition to the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good movie

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    RollingThunder
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    i remember seeing the original Trainspotting back in the day always thought why didnt they make a sequel... seems they finally listened after 20 years... nice to see all the original cast members back except for tommy... not as good as the original but what sequel i ...if you saw the first one...got to check this one out...

    I would recommend this to a friend




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