Donnie Darko: Anniversary Special EditionHD Closed Captioning
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About the 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 Video, allows a modern classic to finally receive the home video treatment it deserves.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 114
- Fresh: 98
- Rotten: 16
- Average Rating: 7.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Excitingly original indie vision.
Fresh: A stunning technical accomplishment that virtually bursts with noise, ideas and references.
Fresh: An engaging, time-tripping Holden Caulfield.
Fresh: It flutters, like a mischievous butterfly, above the despairing hands of easy description.
I owned the directors cut
Now I can't access it and apple wants me to buy this one??? Rip off
I liked it.
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.