B0006GAOBI.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpgHipsters, start your engines: Richard Kelly's retooled version of his cult neo-classic Donnie Darko, arrives on DVD shelves today. Though virtually ignored in its initial theatrical run in 2001, Darko has become a huge cult hit in recent years through midnight screenings, DVD, and the film's official site, which works much harder than the film itself to turn the its mysteries into mythology. The film, executive produced by and co-starring Drew Barrymore, features Jake Gyllenhaal as an 80s teen who, whilst sufffering from either massive delusions or grand cosmic interference, falls in love with Jena Malone, lets a human sized rabbit taunt him into committing acts of vandalism, and listens to a lot of Echo and the Bunnymen. Salon's Andrew O'Hehir called it "John Hughes meets Darren Aronofsky"; I call it the eyeliner-wearing straight-boy's answer to Back to the Future. And, according to Netflix, "This bonus disc complementing the director's cut of the darkly tinged comedy about a borderline schizophrenic will make your head spin!" What more could you ask for, really?

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