Donnie Darko Blue Velvet

01/11/2004
  |  Buy to Own: 01/11/2004
  |  223 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Double bill of cult films. 'Donnie Darko' (2001), the directorial debut of Richard Kelly, is a comic mixture of 80s sci-fi, horror and teen movie genres. It's October 1988, and small-town USA is about to witness the end of the world. Well, that's according to Frank, a giant talking rabbit that only Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal), a brilliant but troubled teenager, can see. Frank has been urging Donnie to play dangerous pranks on his friends and dysfunctional family, but when he gets Donnie to leave his bedroom one night and tells him the world will end soon, strange things begin to happen - starting with the engine of an aeroplane plunging to ground and hitting Donnie's now empty bedroom. In 'Blue Velvet' (1986), David Lynch peels back the outer layers of smalltown America to reveal a perverse and surreal underbelly. Kyle MacLachlan stars as naive young Jeffrey Beaumont - who becomes involved in murder, voyeurism, sado-masochism and a terrifying evil after he discovers a severed ear in a deserted field. Isabella Rossellini plays a nightclub singer who Beaumont follows after his dicovery of the ear, who is ensnared in a brutal relationship with the psychopathic Frank (Dennis Hopper).