ARROW VIDEO GIVES TERRY GILLIAM'S SCI-FI CLASSIC A NEW COLLECTOR'S EDITION
UPDATE (10/10/2018): The street date for this title has been pushed back until October 30th!
While I have enjoyed many of Terry Gilliam's films (including MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, JABBERWOCKY, and THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN) I must admit that I've failed to see 12 MONKEYS since its release back in 1995. It's definitely on my "list" (i.e. an ever-expanding index of films I need to watch), but the opportunity to sit down and watch it has never presented itself. Now it looks like I'll have to remedy that now that Arrow's given this film some much-needed TLC.
Synopsis: Following the commercial and critical success of THE FISHER KING, Terry Gilliam's next feature would turn to science fiction and a screenplay by Janet and David Peoples (BLADE RUNNER, UNFORGIVEN) inspired by Chris Marker's classic short film La Jetée. In 1996, a deadly virus is unleashed by a group calling themselves the "Army of the Twelve Monkeys," destroying much of the world's population and forcing survivors underground.
In 2035, prisoner James Cole (Bruce Willis - DIE HARD) is chosen to go back in time and help scientists in their search for a cure. Featuring an Oscar-nominated turn by Brad Pitt (FIGHT CLUB) as mental patient Jeffrey Goines, 12 MONKEYS would become Gilliam's most successful film and is now widely regarded as a sci-fi classic.
Rated R | Color | 129 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - DTS 5.1 Master Audio
- NEW! Restoration from a 4k scan of the original negative by Arrow Films, approved by director Terry Gilliam!
- Audio commentary by Terry Gilliam and producer Charles Roven.
- The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys - Feature-length making-of documentary by Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe.
- Extensive image galley
- Theatrical trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin!
- FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Nathan Rabin and archive materials!