To celebrate the 15th anniversary of cult classic ‘Donnie Darko’, the British Film Institute is giving the movie a theatrical re-release showcasing it in 4K restoration.
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If you would like the chance to see one of the best 00s films in ultra-high definition, then you can buy tickets for one of the screenings across the UK. The dates include December 19th, 20th, 22nd and 23rd and will be shown with an introduction by director Richard Kelly.
For those of you who need a reminder of the story, here’s a brief synopsis:
Donnie Darko, directed by Richard Kelly, stars Jake Gyllenhaal as troubled high school student Donnie. Donnie is prone to sleepwalking and has an imaginary friend called Frank, a six-foot tall rabbit. Frank tells Donnie that world is going to end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds, in which time Donnie has to avoid death from a falling jet engine, maintain the space-time continuum and deal with teenage angst.
Now that we’re only days away from the re-release premiere, the producers have also launched a specially made 4k trailer:
Obviously this doesn’t quite represent how it’s actually going to look as none of us have 4K TVs, but from reviews, I’ve heard it is as sharp as a butcher’s knife. I can’t wait to see it for myself.
Until then, here’s ‘Donnie Darko’ as an 8-bit video game. It’s pretty messed up.