THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS 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. 2-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS 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 Limited edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Peter Tonguette and Simon Ward
Prepare and survive.An EMP cripples the nation on the day Detective Mike Thorton was supposed to bury his father. Fighting a panic-stricken city, an unknown enemy, and his own grief, Mike must rescue his family before the city devours them all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cheryl May. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/174321/bk_acx0_174321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Somewhere out in the woods an otherworldly creature born of fire and hate lurks. When the beast emerges, lusting for blood, all that stands between it and the nearby town is a grief-stricken farmer. Supernatural ferocity meets backwoods ingenuity in a horror fable of good versus evil. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Hempel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053104/bk_acx0_053104_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An Egyptologist attempts to raise the mummy of Tera from the dead, while an ancient Egyptian queen finds a magnificent gem and is stricken senseless by an unknown power... Amidst bloody and unsettling scenes, his daughter is possessed by Tera's soul, and her destiny depends upon bringing Tera's mummified body back to life... 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Holt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/012902/bk_edel_012902_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This short story unfolds as journal entries. The journal’s author takes you through his grief stricken teenage life, having lost his girlfriend to the afterlife. The lad uncovers something fascinating about the magical book that he’d found in his attic, but what are the consequences to all this newfound power? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sara Hogan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/218925/bk_acx0_218925_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ros, a young boy living on a drought-stricken farm, makes friends with the invisible Escher, who begins to train him in the magic of the Change. His journey leads him to leave the farm in order to decide who is telling the truth and who his real friends are. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lloyd Allison-Young. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005431/bk_adbl_005431_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first of a trilogy following the story of Elle Reynolds, a focused and disciplined young woman, who is determined to escape her poverty stricken background by hard work and integrity alone. Her path is crossed by two wealthy, powerful men, both of whom wish to possess her, but both have dark secrets. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Catherine Carter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062919/bk_acx0_062919_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jimi speaks out on his otherworldly music, poverty-stricken early years, and unparalleled rise to superstardom in the late 1960s. Hendrix was far too busy recording and performing to grant many interviews, but the ones he did we have for you here! A must have for any serious Hendrix fan or pop culture afficionado. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geoffrey Giuliano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/166475/bk_acx0_166475_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Little Jacob's Prayer Garden shares the story of a little eight-year-old boy from South Shore Washington who discovers the power of prayer shortly after his grandmother becomes stricken with an illness. Through prayer, Jacob unlocks a spiritual door that allows him to see his full potential of taking hold of his faith in God. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ifeyinwa Unachukwu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050971/bk_acx0_050971_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.