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#1: DONNIE DARKO
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 restoration, carried out exclusively for this release by ARROW, allows a modern classic to finally receive the digital treatment it deserves and hours of exclusive bonus content.
- Donnie Darko (Theatrical Cut)
- Donnie Darko (Director's Cut) - with an additional 20 minutes of footage
- Donnie Darko (Director's Cut with Audio Commentary from director Richard Kelly and film-maker Kevin Smith (Mallrats))
- Deus Ex Machina: The Philosophy of Donnie Darko
- Exclusive Q&A with Richard Kelly from the film's re-release in the UK in December of 2016
- #1 Fan: A Darkomentary. Donnie Darko super fan, Darryl Donaldson makes the case for why he is the #1 fan of the movie. He interviews select cast and crew along the way, while giving audiences a glimpse into his private world
- The Donnie Darko Production Diary. An archival documentary charting the film’s production with commentary by cinematographer Steven Poster
- Interviews with Richard Kelly, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, and Mary McDonnell
- They Made Me Do It Too. Featurette on the Cult of Donnie Darko
- B-Roll Footage
- Cunning Visions infomercials
- Storyboards for various scenes in the film