Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a bright and charming high-school student who also has a dark and willfully eccentric side: He does little to mask his contempt for many of his peers, and enjoys challenging the authority of the adults around him. Donnie is also visited on occasion by Frank, a monstrous six-foot rabbit that only he can see, and who often urges him to perform dangerous and destructive pranks. Late one night, Frank leads him out of his home to inform him that the world will come to an end in less than a month; moments later, the engine of a jet aircraft comes crashing through the ceiling of Donnie's room, making him think there might be something to Frank's prophesies after all. The rest of Donnie's world is only marginally less bizarre, as he finds himself dealing with his confused parents (Mary McDonnell and Holmes Osborne), his college-age sister (Maggie Gyllenhaal), his perplexed analyst (Katherine Ross), a rebellious English teacher (Drew Barrymore), a sleazy self-help expert (Patrick Swayze), and a new girl at school who is attracted to his quirks (Jena Malone). Donnie Darko was the first feature film from writer/director Richard Kelly; Drew Barrymore, who plays teacher Karen Pomeroy, also lent her support to the project as an executive producer. A director's cut played in select theaters on a limited basis in the summer of 2004, featuring different music cues and trimmed scenes originally in Kelly's first cut of the film.~Mark Deming
Brand new 4k restoration from the original camera negative produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release, supervised and approved by Director Richard Kelly and Cinematographer Steven Poster
Original 5.1 Audio
Optional English Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio Commentary by Writer-Director Richard Kelly and actor Jake Gyllenhaal
Audio Commentary by Kelly, Producer Sean McKittrick and actors Drew Barrymore, Jena Malone, Beth Grant, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne, Katharine Ross and James Duval
Deus ex Machina: The Philosophy of Donnie Darko, a brand-new documentary by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures on the making of Donnie Darko, containing interviews with Writer-Director Richard Kelly, Producer Sean McKittrick, Director of Photograph Steven Poster, Editor Sam Bauer, Composer Michael Edwards, Costume Designer April Ferry, actor James Duval and critic Rob Galluzzo
The Goodbye Place, Kelly's 1996 short film, which anticipates some of the themes and ideas of his feature films
Twenty deleted and alternate scenes with optional commentary by Kelly
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork from Candice Tripp
Gorgeous packaging and excellent movie! Arrow video releases never disappoint. Nice hard box sleeve type casing where disc and case slip right in along with a booklet of movie. Great addition to the collection.
This was my first time seeing the movie. Honestly, I didn’t like it. Did nothing for me. Also.. the Theatrical cut has some issues with it skipping and judder. Not every player does it, but a lot of people have had the same issue. As far as the PQ, that also didn’t look very good. Very grainy and no where near 4K crisp. It looked like I was watching a “ DVD “ most of the time. Arrow is aware of the issue and is looking into it, for a possible replacement disc. I will give the Director’s cut a shot, but as it is right now.. this is a one time watch and should have put the money else where.
This film is incredible. If you like movies that you have to watch over and over again, and that it sticks in your mind until you figure out what was that you just experienced (like The Butterfly Effect, Midnight Special, or 2001: A Space Odyssey), then this film is for you. Jake Gyllenhaal gives one of the best performances of his career, and his character is so iconic, and always says the right things at the right time, that you are able to immediately connect with him. Truly a cult gem
This review is from Donnie Darko [Blu-ray] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
The Product Does Not Match the Picture!
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
I ordered the Limited Edition of Donnie Darko that comes with a booklet, photo cards and a poster. My order just came with the 4K. I want the version that was in the picture on the Best Buy site. Customer Service was dismissive and told me to contact the manufacturer for their mistake. I want the right version.
4K version offers a definite upgrade from previous BluRay version I had.
Picture and sound really good.
The movie is a classic. Acting really good by entire cast. Good direction and story writing.