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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • SKU: AV301
  • UPC: 760137446880
  • Street Date: 01/26/21
  • PreBook Date: 12/22/20
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run Time: 145 mins
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 2006
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 0
  • Territory: US
  • Language: English


Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Dwayne Johnson
  • Actor: Sarah Michelle Geller
  • Actor: Seann William Scott
  • Actor: Justin Timberlake
  • Actor: Kevin Smith
  • Actor: Mandy Moore
  • Actor: Amy Poehler
  • Actor: Nora Dunn
  • Actor: Miranda Richardson
  • Actor: Wallace Shawn
  • Actor: Janeane Garofalo
  • Actor: Curtis Armstrong
  • Actor: Jon Lovitz
  • Actor: Christopher Lambert
  • Actor: John Larroquette
  • Actor: Bai Ling
  • Director: Richard Kelly
  • Director: Richard Kelly


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Southland Tales

From The Writer / Director of DONNIE DARKO and THE BOX!

Southland Tales
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In 2001, writer/director Richard Kelly achieved cult status with Donnie Darko, an assured debut feature exploring deep existential questions through the lens of 80s nostalgia. Five years later, he followed up with a more ambitious and even more beguiling sophomore effort, in which forces of totalitarianism and anarchism collide against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic, near-future world - the beguiling and baffling Southland Tales. Los Angeles, 2008. As the city stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental chaos, the fates of an eclectic set of characters - including an amnesia-stricken action star (Dwayne Johnson, the Fast & Furious series), an adult film star developing her own reality TV project (Sarah Michelle Gellar, Cruel Intentions) and a police officer whose identity has split in two (Seann William Scott, TV's Lethal Weapon) - intertwine with each other and with the whole of humanity. A darkly comic futuristic epic that speaks as presciently to our turbulent times as it did to the American socio-political climate in 2006, Southland Tales receives a fresh - and timely - lease of life with this new, director-approved restoration.


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Bonus Materials

  • New 2K restoration by Arrow Films, approved by director Richard Kelly and director of photography Steven Poster
  • High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentations of both versions of the film: the 145-minute theatrical cut and the 160-minute “Cannes cut”, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006
  • Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 stereo soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary on the theatrical cut by Richard Kelly
  • It’s a Madcap World: The Making of an Unfinished Film, a new in-depth retrospective documentary on the film, featuring contributions by Richard Kelly and members of the original crew
  • USIDent TV: Surveilling the Southland, an archival featurette on the making of the film, featuring interviews with the cast and crew
  • This is the Way the World Ends, an archival animated short set in the Southland Tales universe
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jacey

Sales Points

  • Worldwide debut of the extended Cannes Cut, which includes over 15 minutes of restored footage
  • Superstar cast that includes Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson & Justin Timberlake

Press Quotes

Southland Tales has more ideas, visual and intellectual, in a single scene than most American independent films have in their entirety.

     —Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

(Richard Kelly) is a cinematic anarchist.

     —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Eerily prescient...a saga of crime, identity, and conspiracy in LA that touches on government surveillance, armed resistance, corporate intrusion and celebrity culture -- told with equal parts anger, humor, disillusionment and apocalyptic rapture

     —The Los Angeles Times

Is Southland Tales seemingly willfully perplexing? Yes, but the film does offer a truly bizarre assortment of plot points and attendant visuals. This is another Arrow release of a cult item that may arguably hold as much interest in its supplemental content as for the feature itself. Technical merits are solid, and the supplemental package very enjoyable. Recommended.


A major movie that's genuinely subversive, unapologetically and unsubtly political, speaking specifically to the American mindset of the PATRIOT Act era; it plays now as a time capsule, a pure shot of paranoid, W-era Id. Kelly fills the cast with 'Saturday Night Live' alumni, and perhaps that's the spirit to approach it in: hit and miss, sometimes wildly so, but capable of landing a bulls-eye on occasion.

     —The Playlist


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