Donnie Darko: Anniversary Special Edition

Donnie Darko: Anniversary Special Edition

By Richard Kelly

  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Release Date: 2001-01-19
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 1h 53min
  • Director: Richard Kelly
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  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99

Donnie Darko: Anniversary Special Edition Description

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 Video, allows a modern classic to finally receive the home video treatment it deserves.

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Donnie Darko: Anniversary Special Edition Movie Reviews

  • iTunes description says 4K restoration but movie is 1080p

    Don’t get me wrong it’s totally worth the $10, but the description of the movie says it is a 4K restoration and iTunes has it at 1080p. I would hope that with the Apple TV 4K the resolution would be bumped up.
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  • One of my Favs. Complex, Calculated, and Believable

    Comedy? Horror? Chicken Lamp?
    This film is one of my favorites. The scienticfic and psychological aspects are so complex and interesting that you'll be trying to find out what it all means after. It is extremly smart and well executed on Jake's part, while still capturing the essence and mind-set behind a teenager. Its dark, strange, and puzzling, the idea is completly unique and head spinning. A classic, must-see film.
  • If they can't get the original music...

    I was hoping this second anniversary edition would have the same music as the original release, but it doesn't and from the beginning of the movie the mood is ruined because you're wanting the classic soundtrack. Again a huge let down for Darko fans.
  • Profoundly Amazing

    The most profoundly amazing movie you will ever see. Still amazing 15 years later.
  • Overrated

    I found the movie without point or sense. It did not live up to the hype
  • One of my favorite movies

    The new retrospective documentary alone justifies the purchase of this Anniversary Edition at the price.
  • I owned the directors cut

    Philip John Basile
    Now I can't access it and apple wants me to buy this one??? Rip off
  • Phenomenal Movie!

    I liked it.

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