Blu-ray, DVD Release: Following

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 11 , 2012
Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95
Studio: Criterion


Following movie scene

Jeremy Theobald gets in too deep in Following.

Before he became a sensation with the twisty 2000 revenge story Memento, Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception) directed his first feature film, 1999’s Following, a  low-budget, black-and-white, 16 mm neo-film noir mystery with comparable precision and cunning.

Following is the fragmented tale of an unemployed young writer (Jeremy Theobald) who trails strangers through London, hoping that they will provide inspiration for his first novel. He gets more than he bargained for with one of his unwitting subjects (Alex Haw), who leads him down a dark, criminal path.

With gritty aesthetics and a made-on-the-fly vibe (many shots were simply stolen on the streets, unbeknownst to passersby), Following is a mind-bending psychological journey that shows the remarkable beginnings of one of today’s most acclaimed filmmakers.

The DVD and Blu-ray editons of Following contain the following features:

· New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director Christopher Nolan, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
· New 5.1 surround sound mix by sound editor Gary Rizzo, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition
· Audio commentary by Nolan
· New interview with Nolan
· Chronological rendering of the story
· Side-by-side comparison of three scenes in the film with the shooting script
· Doodlebug (1997), a three-minute film by Nolan, starring Jeremy Theobald
· Trailers
· A booklet featuring an essay by film critic and programmer Scott Foundas
 

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.