Donnie Darko Blu-RayReleased In : United Kingdom
Fifteen years before Stranger Things combined science-fiction, Spielberg-ian touches and 80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the template and the high-water mark with his debut feature, Donnie Darko. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium.
Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days 06 hours 42 minutes and 12 seconds. During that time he will navigate teenage life, narrowly avoid death in the form of a falling jet engine, follow Frank s maladjusted instructions and try to maintain the space-time continuum.
Described by its director as The Catcher in the Rye as told by Philip K. Dick , Donnie Darko combines an eye-catching, eclectic cast pre-stardom Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, heartthrob Patrick Swayze, former child star Drew Barrymore, Oscar nominees Mary McDonnell and Katherine Ross, and television favourite Noah Wyle and an evocative soundtrack of 80s classics by Echo and the Bunnymen, Tears for Fears and Duran Duran. This brand-new 4K restoration, carried out exclusively for this release by Arrow Films, allows a modern classic to finally receive the home video treatment it deserves.
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell
Director: Richard Kelly
Special Features: 4K Restorations of both the Theatrical Cut and the Director's Cut, udio Commentaries, Deus ex Machina: The Philosophy of Donnie Darko, The Goodbye Place, The Donnie Darko Production Diaries, Twenty Deleted and Alternate Scenes with Optional Commentary by Kelly, Archive Interviews with Cast & Crew, Three Archive Featurettes, Storyboard Comparisons, B-Roll Footage, Cunning Visions Infomercials, Music Video: Mad World by Gary Jules, Galleries, TV Spots
Release Year: 2001
Label: Arrow Video
Region Coding: Region B
Subtitles: English SDH
Case Type: Blu-Ray Case
Run Time: 113 mins, 133 mins
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Video Format: PAL