S. Darko

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Overview

Daveigh Chase reprises her role as Samantha Darko in this sequel set seven years after the events of director Richard Kelly's acclaimed cult hit. The day Donnie Darko died, his family died too. Almost a decade later, eighteen year old Sam still feels the loss every day. She longs to become a professional dancer, and decides to take a road trip to California with her best friend Corey (Briana Evigan). When their car breaks down just outside the dusty small town of Conejo Springs, carefree Corey bides her time ...
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Overview

Daveigh Chase reprises her role as Samantha Darko in this sequel set seven years after the events of director Richard Kelly's acclaimed cult hit. The day Donnie Darko died, his family died too. Almost a decade later, eighteen year old Sam still feels the loss every day. She longs to become a professional dancer, and decides to take a road trip to California with her best friend Corey (Briana Evigan). When their car breaks down just outside the dusty small town of Conejo Springs, carefree Corey bides her time waiting for a new water pump to arrive by striking up a friendship with local bad boy Randy Holt (Ed Westwick). The following morning, a meteor crashes to the ground nearby, destroying a local farmer's windmill and leaving a gaping crater in the ground. In the aftermath of that unsettling incident, Sam's disturbing prophetic dreams seem to start spilling over into the real world. Could the people around her prove the key to unlocking this unearthly mystery? Unfortunately for Sam, religious fanatics Trudy Potter (Elizabeth Berkley) and Pastor John Mellit (Matthew Davis) seem more interested in spouting religious clich├ęs that pondering the end of the world, and Randy and the locals are too busy partying to notice that events are coming to a head. When the locals begin to gossip, Sam and Corey's friendship starts to suffer, and the pair have a bitter falling out. Unaware of the fact that they have become inexorably bound by fate to a missing child, an unstable Gulf War veteran, and a mysterious rift in the time-space continuum, the former friends discover that the world will soon perish unless a substantial sacrifice is made.
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Special Features

Blu-Ray: Commentary with filmmakers; Deleted scenes; The Making of S. Darko; Utah Too Much; DVD: Commentary with filmmakers; Deleted scenes; The Making of S. Darko; Utah Too Much
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
There was a reason Richard Kelly steered clear of the sequel to Donnie Darko, his head-tripping cult phenomenon. Nothing about that tightly resolved film indicated there was any need for another chapter. But where profit is possible, sequels are probable, so out came S. Darko, which follows Donnie's haunted younger sister, Samantha, on a cross-country road trip with a friend. Its straight-to-video status pretty much squashed those dreams of profit, but the film still had a chance to please fans. Plus, revisiting the visual iconography of Donnie Darko -- watery wormholes extending from character's chests, a demonic rabbit mask -- might have yielded results, on a good day. But the story they chose to tell is a confused mess. Samantha and her companion encounter a Gulf War vet, a posse of throwback hipster locals, a couple nutty religious figures, a shy kid being transformed by his contact with a meteorite, time travel, and quite possibly, the end of the world. Even repeat viewings won't shed much light on the interrelationship of these disparate elements. Donnie Darko didn't project as a conventional movie, either, but Kelly's vision, and the cast he assembled to execute it, brought it together marvelously. Here, Chris Fisher's pacing is slow and ponderous, and his preoccupation with flat visual metaphors seems amateurish. Plus, the acting drops off in a major way. Weakest is the only returning cast member, Daveigh Chase as Samantha. After a busy career as a child actress, she's now showing some seriously wooden tendencies. Then again, Chase didn't have much to work with. Her Samantha has no objective, and is written as a passive observer. When you don't even get to be the protagonist in your own story, it's hard to have much impact, let alone satisfy a built-in audience hoping for lightning to strike twice.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/26/2011
  • UPC: 024543758570
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20Th Century Fox
  • Region Code: A1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Bonus DVD / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:43:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 54,204

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Daveigh Chase Samantha Darko
Briana Evigan Corey
Jackson Rathbone
James Lafferty
Ed Westwick Randy Holt
Justin Chatwin
Elizabeth Berkley Trudy Potter
Matthew Davis Pastor John Mellit
Zulay Henao
John Hawkes
Bret Roberts
Technical Credits
Chris Fisher Director
Nathan Atkins Screenwriter
Kent Beyda Co-producer, Editor
Jim Busfield Co-producer
Jennifer Lane Connolly Co-producer
Gerry Cueller Musical Direction/Supervision
Greg Danylyshyn Musical Direction/Supervision
Sig De Miguel Casting
Adam Fields Producer
Ed Harcourt Score Composer
Marvin Rush Cinematographer
Ash R. Shah Producer
Sundip R. Shah Executive Producer
Alfred Sole Production Designer
Stephen Vincent Casting
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale
1. Nightmares Rule/Main Title
2. Car Trouble
3. A Helping Hand
4. The Man On the Windmill
5. Message In a Bottle
6. All the Time In the World
7. The Princess Needs Help
8. Getting Wasted
9. To Be Somebody Else
10. Why Me?
11. Bandits On the Run
12. Forces Are at Work
13. The Mask
14. Better Things To Do
15. Strange, Beautiful Magic
16. It's Already Begun
17. What's Real, What's Not?
18. Last Chance
19. Taking It All Back
20. When You Die
21. Everything's Changing
22. God's Will
23. Eleven Hours Remain
24. Holes In Their Hearts
25. Fireworks
26. Only You
27. Wake Up, Start Over
28. End Titles
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Menu

Disc #1 -- S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale
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   Language Selection
      Language and Audio
         Commentary With Director Chris Fisher, Writer Nathan Atkins and Cinematographer Marvin V. Rush
         English 5.1 Dolby Surround
         French Dolby Surround
      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         French
         Subtitles: None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Commentary With Director Chris Fisher, Writer Nathan Atkins and Cinematographer Marvin V. Rush
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      Deleted Scenes
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         Alt. Opening
         Randy's Girlfriend
         Motel Clerk and Corey
         Preacher John and Trudy Find Sam Waking Up
         Conflict Between Jeremy and Randy
         Preacher John and Trudy Outside Motel
      S. Darko Trailer
      The Making of S. Darko
      Trailers
         The Day the Earth Stood Still
         The Betrayed
         Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
         12 Rounds
      Utah Too Much
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    it makes me sad

    It makes me sad that I can't get the 1.5 hour back that I wasted on this boaring, badly acted, and pointless plot lines. I like Donnie Darko, so this was a huge let down. I'm glad I rented and not paided for this waste of time.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Interesting Continuation of Donnie Darko..

    If you liked the first movie, this one is a little more complicated, but that fact simply adds interest to the film.

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    Posted November 9, 2010

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