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"Donnie Darko" (Blu-ray)

movie-march-2009-donnie-darko.jpgSynopsis

Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) is an adolescent with borderline schizophrenia, who lives in his own world, separated from his parents and school teachers.

He is plagued by visions that frighten him, and he tries, with the help of a friend named Frank, who takes the shape of a rabbit, to save the world before it ends in 28 days.

Part of his activities include committing crimes.

Specifications

  • 20th Century Fox
  • 2001, Color, Rated R, 1 Hr 53 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: AVC @ 18 Mbps
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring Jake Gyllenhaal,Mary McDonnell, Jena Malone, Holmes Osborne, Patrick Swayze, Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • Directed by Richard Kelly
    Rating
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Mild

Commentary

Most of us probably know someone or have a relative who suffers from schizophrenia. It is a terrible disease that destroys their lives. This film shows us the points of view of both the sufferer and those around him.

Technical

The image is not quite as sharp as it could be, partly because they used a relatively low bitrate, and there is only a modest surround environment.

Extras

These include the Director's Commentary, The Director's Cut of the Movie, Production Diary, They Made Me Do it Too, # 1 Fan: A Darkomentary, Storyboard-to-Screen Featurette, and other things.