Watch: New Trailer for UK Re-Release of Richard Kelly's 'Donnie Darko'

November 16, 2016
Source: YouTube

Donnie Darko Re-Release Trailer

BFI has debuted a brand new trailer for the 4K restoration re-release of Richard Kelly's cult classic sci-fi film Donnie Darko. It first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001, and quickly became a cult hit. The BFI is now re-releasing it in 4K in cinemas all around the UK this December. Hopefully it'll show up in the US sometime in 2017. I wasn't introduced to this film until I was in a sci-fi class in high school, but ever since then, I've been a huge fan and have often revisited it. It's not just the soundtrack or the story, but the whole idea behind it and what it means and what's going on. I can only imagine what it must've been like to see this at its Sundance premiere. Jake Gyllenhaal stars, with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Patrick Swayze, James Duval, Jena Malone, Noah Wyle and Drew Barrymore. Watch the superb new trailer below.

Here's the new UK re-release trailer (+ alternate poster) for Richard Kelly's Donnie Darko, on YouTube:

Donnie Darko Poster

Art above by Angryblue. From BFI: October, 1988. In the middle of the night, a man in a monstrous rabbit suit appears to Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal), a troubled teenager living with his family in suburban Virginia, to tell him that the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds. And so, a cult movie is born. As Donnie's grip on reality weakens, we’re drawn into the darkness that lurks underneath the surface of suburbia. Underappreciated upon its initial release in 2001, Richard Kelly's mind-bending film gets the 4K restoration treatment and is ripe for rediscovery on the big screen. Donnie Darko was filmmaker Richard Kelly's first feature film, and it originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001. BFI will play the 4K version of the film in cinemas starting December 17th. Who else loves this film?

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Reader Feedback - 10 Comments


Not sure. The website says the BFI premiere is 113 minutes which is the original version: But it also mentions "Find out about a screening of Donnie Darko (Director’s Cut) including an introduction by writer-director Richard Kelly." So I think it is the Director's Cut playing in cinemas... I prefer the original theatrical version.

Alex Billington on Nov 16, 2016


Is it actually being shown in any other theatre in 4k? Apart from the 17th showing the other BFI screenings are in 2k screens. I cant see anything about it being a nationwide release. Just at southbank.

Ian Hockley on Nov 18, 2016


I really don't now... You should tweet @BFI and ask them. Might be best way to get correct info on this.

Alex Billington on Nov 20, 2016


Gotta watch this movie at least once a year.

Jon Odishaw on Nov 16, 2016


Yeah, one of those films that are hard to resist. The music, the dialogues, the ... everything. I'm with you on this one ...

shiboleth on Nov 16, 2016


Can't wait for this to be released again in the US. One of my all time favorites, and I'm sure it'll be a great experience seeing it in a theater.

Justin R on Nov 16, 2016


When I was much younger a friend of mine wanted to show me two films at a sleepover. FIGHT CLUB and DONNIE DARKO. While FIGHT CLUB is still enjoyable, personally, DONNIE DARKO has not held up as well. Still though, at the time it was incredibly entertaining.

DAVIDPD on Nov 16, 2016


Wholeheartedly agree. At the time of it's release it was fantastic. After seeing it more hasn't aged well. There's moments throughout that are still enjoyable. Overall though...not as good as I remember initially.

RAW_D on Nov 22, 2016


"You are bitching but you are not a bitch". One of those great sentences from this film. Sorry, just can't remember any other at this time. Exquisite film experience, this one. I'll be happy to see it again ...

shiboleth on Nov 16, 2016


I will have to watch it someday.

tarek on Nov 17, 2016

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