Donnie Darko: Anniversary Special Edition

Donnie Darko: Anniversary Special Edition

By Richard Kelly

  • Genre: Richard Kelly
  • Release Date: 2001-01-19
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 1h 53min
  • Director: Richard Kelly
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99


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.



  • Cult Classic

    By Vincent_Vega_junkie
    This is one of those movies that was/is so different from any like it ( similar to first 2 nonlinear Tarantino films) that it makes an indelible impression on you that lasts your entire life ( if your a film fanatic...& maybe even if you’re not). Early Jake Gyllenhaal is magnificent in this film as a jaded teenager who is able to see how things would be better if events occurred differently and must make a choice at the end that is heartbreaking.
  • Donnie Darko: Special Anniversary Edition

    By LightsWillGuide
    I have the currently available iOS 12.2 and in the description of what I am purchasing with this title they describe iTunes Extras of 6 hours including a q&a with Director Richard Kelly, a Director’s cut as well as a 4K remastered Theatrical Release. Why are The iTunes Extras unavailable to me? Is this happening to other people? As for the film this is among my top twenty must see films. But then again my favorite film above all others is Chris Marker’s Masterpiece “La Jetee” (1962). If you love Donnie Darko you owe it to yourself to see this film. It can be found in DVD format through The Criterion Collection. This you can probably get from your local public library. It is not feature length as it is 28 minutes long but it packs a great wallop non-the-less. If you ever get the chance to see it projected jump on the opportunity.
  • Good

    By You have to
    Better than the director’s cut
  • Great movie!

    By Doc_F1
    Great Movie!
  • Mind blowing

    By UndeadPup
    A freaky original mind blowing film.
  • One in a million

    By WTKT1327
    This movie changed my life.
  • Subtitle is off.

    By Tibtiby
    The subtitle on the extended version is waaaaaay off. It appears long after the dialogue has endes and when it does it’s all crammed together.

    By Prophet Amos
    I like Gyllenhaal but this was simply a silly movie. A fairy tale that was boring. No need to watch it. I watched it since it was free. The music was great though, the only reason for the two stars.
  • Wonderful!

    By Shark cake! :)
    Donnie Darko is a truly amazing film! The acting is great, the graphics are amazing, and of course, Frank is cool! This movie although great, was incredibly confusing. I couldn’t really understand it much, however it’s supposed to be like that. You have to sort of make up what really happened and the logic behind the story!
  • iTunes description says 4K restoration but movie is 1080p

    By Hurley2342
    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.