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Own Donnie Darko In 4K Ultra HD With This New Blu-Ray Collector's Set
The cult classic starring Jake Gyllenhaal has been restored in 4K and bundled with special features and bonuses.
Donnie Darko, the 2001 sci-fi psychological thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal, is finally getting a 4K Ultra HD release in North America. The new Donnie Darko 4K UHD limited edition from Arrow Video releases April 27, and you can preorder it now for $60 on Amazon. While a 4K edition of Donnie Darko released in the UK in 2016 for the film's 15th anniversary, this is the first time this set is making its way to the US and Canada.
In addition to the 4k restorations of both cuts and the limited edition bonuses, the set also comes with a bunch of special features, of course.
Disc 1 (Theatrical Cut)
- Audio commentary by writer-director Richard Kelly and actor Jake Gyllenhaal
- Audio commentary by Kelly, producer Sean McKittrick and actors Drew Barrymore, Jena Malone, Beth Grant, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne, Katharine Ross, and James Duval
- Deus ex Machina: The Philosophy of Donnie Darko, a documentary by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures on the making of Donnie Darko, containing interviews with writer-director Richard Kelly, producer Sean McKittrick, cinematographer Steven Poster, editor Sam Bauer, composer Michael Edwards, costume designer April Ferry, production designer Alec Hammond, and actor James Duval
- The Goodbye Place, Kelly's 1996 short film, which anticipates some of the themes and ideas of his feature films
- 20 deleted and alternate scenes with optional commentary by Kelly
Disc 2 (Director's Cut)
- Audio commentary by Kelly and filmmaker Kevin Smith
- The Donnie Darko Production Diary, an archival documentary charting the film s production, with optional commentary by cinematographer Steven Poster
- 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
- Director's Cut trailer
- TV spots
At $60, this is definitely a set for collectors and hardcore fans, but Donnie Darko can also be streamed for free on Prime Video for those who've never seen the film or who want to watch it again. Set in October of 1988, the film follows a troubled teenager named Donnie who, after a near-death experience, encounters a frightening figure in a rabbit costume telling him the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds.
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