Donnie Darko 4K Restoration Arrives December 12


Donnie Darko’s contribution to pop culture extends way beyond a neat Halloween costume and that super sad version of Tears For Fears’ Mad World. While it might be hard to believe, Donnie Darko is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion a 4k restoration is coming to home entertainment this December.

Here’s what to expect to find within the stylish walls of the Limited Edition dual format release.

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

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of both cuts

Original 5.1 audio (DTS-HD on the Blu-ray)

Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

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

DONNIE DARKO 4KBrand-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

Exclusive collector’s book containing new writing by Nathan Rabin, Anton Bitel and Jamie Graham, an in-depth interview with Richard Kelly, introduction by Jake Gyllenhaal and contemporary coverage, illustrated with original stills and promotional materials

Limited edition packaging featuring new artwork by Candice Tripp

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.

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