Dark City (1998)
Saturday 19th July 2008
Golden Globe winner Kiefer Sutherland (24, Stand By Me), Rufus Sewell (The Illusionist, A Knight's Tale), William Hurt (The Incredible Hulk, A History of Violence) and Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly (Little Children, A Beautiful Mind) star in the visually stunning, modern noir sci-fi classic Dark City. This is the eagerly awaited never-before-seen director's cut of the film which is being released by Entertainment In Video on retail DVD and Blu-Ray with a host of all-new extras on 4th August 2008.
Directed, written and produced by acclaimed sci-fi director Alex Proyas (I, Robot), Dark City finds John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) waking up naked and alone in a strange hotel room, suffering from what appears to be amnesia.
He is being hunted by police inspector Frank Bumstead (William Hurt) for a series of brutal murders that he knows nothing about; is being tailed by a mysterious doctor (Keifer Sutherland) and is being sought by a woman called Emma (Jennifer Conelly) who claims to be his wife but of whom he has no recollection.
On the run from Bumstead, Murdoch sets out to discover his past and with it the mysteries of the city; a place shrouded in perpetual darkness with no known ways to leave and whose inhabitants fall comatose at midnight.
Bumstead eventually catches up with Murdoch, starts to re-think who might be responsible for the murders and decides to team-up with him so that the two of them can try and unravel the mysteries of Dark City together. It's while trying to re-discover Murdoch's past life that the pair stumble across a fiendish underworld controlled by a group of powerful beings known as The Strangers who possess the ability to put people to sleep and alter the city and its inhabitants.
Enlisting the help of the mysterious Dr. Daniel Schreber (Kiefer Sutherland), the three are forced to find a way to stop The Strangers before the city and Murdoch are both destroyed...
- Audio commentary with film critic Roger Ebert
- Audio commentary with director Alex Proyas
- Audio commentary with writers David Goyer and Lem Dobbs
- Introduction by Alex Proyas
- Memories of Shell Beach (documentary)
- Architecture of Dreams (documentary)
- Production Gallery
- Theatrical Trailer
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.