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    Unique ID Code: 0000177537
    Added by: Jitendar Canth
    Added on: 24/1/2017 18:11
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    Donnie Darko

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    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 134 & 113 mins
    Retail Price: £24.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    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.

    Special Features:
    Brand new 4K restorations of both the Theatrical Cut and the Director’s Cut from the original camera negatives produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release, supervised and approved by director Richard Kelly and cinematographer Steven Poster

    Audio commentary by writer-director Richard Kelly and actor Jake Gyllenhaal on the Theatrical Cut

    Audio commentary by Kelly, producer Sean McKittrick and actors Drew Barrymore, Jena Malone, Beth Grant, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne, Katharine Ross and James Duval on the Theatrical Cut

    Audio commentary by Kelly and filmmaker Kevin Smith on the Director’s Cut

    Brand-new interviews with Richard Kelly and others

    The Goodbye Place, Kelly’s 1996 short film, which anticipates some of the themes and ideas of his feature films

    The Donnie Darko Production Diary, an archival documentary charting the film’s production with optional commentary by cinematographer Steven Poster

    Twenty deleted and alternate scenes with optional commentary by Kelly

    Archive interviews with Kelly, actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, James Duval, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holmes Osborne, Noah Wyle and Katharine Ross, producers Sean McKittrick, Nancy Juvonen, Hunt Lowry and Casey La Scala, and cinematographer Steven Poster

    Three archive featurettes: They Made Me Do It, They Made Me Do It Too and #1 Fan: A Darkomentary

    Storyboard comparisons

    B-roll footage

    Cunning Visions infomercials

    Music video: Mad World by Gary Jules



    TV spots

    Illustrated collector’s booklet containing new writing by Nathan Rabin

    Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp

    Video Tracks:
    1080p Widescreen 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Richard Kelly

    Written By:

    Jake Gyllenhaal
    Holmes Osborne
    Maggie Gyllenhaal
    Daveigh Chase
    Mary McDonnell
    James Duval
    Arthur Taxier
    Patrick Swayze
    David St. James
    Jolene Purdy
    Beth Grant
    Jena Malone
    Seth Rogen
    David Moreland
    Noah Wyle
    Drew Barrymore

    Casting By:
    Michelle Morris
    Joseph Middleton

    Soundtrack By:
    Michael Andrews

    Music From:
    Gary Jules
    Michael Andrews
    Joy Division
    Echo & The Bunnymen
    Duran Duran
    Tears for Fears

    Director of Photography:
    Steven B. Poster

    Eric Strand
    Sam Bauer

    Costume Designer:
    April Ferry

    Production Designer:
    Alec Hammond

    Sean McKittrick
    Thomas Hayslip
    Adam Fields

    Executive Producer:
    William Tyrer
    Aaron Ryder
    Hunt Lowry
    Casey LaScala
    Nancy Juvonen
    Drew Barrymore

    Arrow Video

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