Donnie Darko (Blu-ray)

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Description

Donnie Darko is a thought-provoking, touching and distinctive offering from relative newcomer, Richard Kelly (II). It's 1988 in small-town America and Donnie, a disturbed teenager on medication and undergoing psychoanalysis for his blackouts and personality disorders, is being visited by a being in a rabbit suit whom he calls Frank. It's this anti-Harvey that saves Donnie from being crushed to death when an airplane engine falls from the sky onto his house. This is the beginning of their escalating relationship, which, as Donnie follows Frank's instructions, becomes increasingly violent and destructive. Added to this is Frank's warning of the impending apocalypse and Donnie's realisation that he can manipulate time, leading to a startling denouement where nearly everything becomes clear.

Product Details

Barcode
6004416115123
Department
Movies & TV
Released
1 Mar 2013
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Fantasy
Region
Region B
Year
2001
Language
English
Sound Format
Stereo
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Studio
Voltage
Runtime
109 min
Age Restriction
16 L
Trailer
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Donnie Darko
Release Year
2001
Running Time
110 min
Language
English
Categories
Horror/Suspense / Black Comedy / Essential Cinema / High School Experiences / Parents / Science-Fiction / Teenage Fantasy Adventure / Teenagers / Theatrical Release
Official Website
http://www.donniedarko.com
Ratings
IMDb
8.0
Rotten Tomatoes®
87% 80%
Metacritic
88
Synopsis
Writer-director Richard Kelly's bold debut film is a social satire, a dark comedy, a science fiction time-traveling fantasy, and a suburban nightmare about an extremely intelligent, depressive, self-destructive, narcoleptic, gun-toting, sex-crazed, teenaged arsonist: Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal). DONNIE DARKO is not your typical teen comedy. But, like GHOST WORLD and RUSHMORE, it uses the trappings of the teen comedy as the entry point for a subversive and trenchant (and also wonderfully entertaining) look at American life. The difference between those films and DONNIE DARKO is that Donnie is an unlikely hero who just might save the world.

It's October 1988, in the Virginia suburb of Middlesex. When Frank, a grotesque giant bunny (possibly imaginary), leads Donnie out of his house minutes before a plane smashes through his roof, he not only saves Donnie's life but also warns Donnie that the world is about to end. Over the next few weeks, Donnie falls in love with Gretchen (Jena Malone) and tries to figure out what his life means. Kelly's film perfectly captures the unease that is quietly scratching under the surface of suburban late 1980s life. Gyllenhaal leads an exceptional cast, bringing Kelly's twisted but humane vision to life. An exceptional performance is given by Mary McDonnell (PASSION FISH) as Donnie's mother.
Poster
Poster for Donnie Darko
Cast & Crew
Director
Richard Kelly
Star
Mary McDonnell / Drew Barrymore / James Duval / Jake Gyllenhaal / Jena Malone / Holmes Osborne / Katharine Ross / Patrick Swayze / Noah Wyle
Screenwriter
Richard Kelly
Composer
Michael Andrews
Executive Producer
Drew Barrymore / Casey LaScala / Hunt Lowry
Producer
Adam Fields / Nancy Juvonen / Sean McKittrick
Director of Photography
Steven B. Poster
Movie Critics
Chicago Sun-Times
"...Richard Kelly, the first-time writer-director, is obviously talented....He sees his characters freshly and clearly, and never reduces them to formulas. In Jake Gyllenhaal, he finds an actor able to suggest an intriguing kind of disturbance..."
Roger Ebert (26 Oct 2001, p.35)
Empire
5 stars out of 5 -- "[Featuring] Jake Gyllenhaal's as yet unbettered performance and a stunning script."
Empire Staff (1 Aug 2010, )
Entertainment Weekly
"...Excitingly original..."
Lisa Schwarzbaum (9 Nov 2001, p.84)
Movieline's Hollywood Life
"...A remarkably accomplished piece of filmmaking by a 26-year-old Richard Kelly..."
Stephen Farber (1 Nov 2001, p.48)
Premiere
"DONNIE DARKO has become one of the most original and thought-provoking movies of the last 10 years..."
Premiere Staff (9 Feb 2009, )
Sight and Sound
"...A fine film, even an astounding one....DONNIE DARKO has a texture and tang all its own....Haunting and altogether exquisite..."
Leslie Felperin (1 Oct 2002, p.35-9)
Total Film
"...This is startling filmmaking -- end of story..."
Jamie Graham (1 Nov 2002, p.104)
Uncut
"One of the most original debuts of the past 20 years..."
Michael Bonner (1 Nov 2004, p.158)
USA Today
"...This home life/high school satire set in someone's twilight zone grabs you and doesn't let go. It's also one of the best cast films of the last decade..."
Mike Clark (22 Mar 2002, p.5E)

Customer Reviews

A Waste Of Blu-ray Disc

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This looks exactly like an upconverted DVD, If you own the DVD stay away from the Blu-ray as its one of the worst Blu-ray transfers ever.

a Low quality audio

Reviewed by on

Strange that they decided (SA version) to only include stereo on a blu-ray.
And no subtitles or any extra features. Just the movie on the disc with bad quality sound.