Blu-ray, DVD Release: Jack & Diane

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 8, 2013
Price: DVD $26.98, Blu-ray $29.98
Studio: Magnolia


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Riley Keough and Kylie Minogue pucker up in Jack & Diane.

Part drama, part lesbian romance and part horror, the 2012 independent  film Jack & Diane stars the hard-working starlet Juno Temple (Little Birds) and Riley Keough (The Runaways).

Teenage girls Jack (Keough) and Diane (Temple) meet in New York City and spend the night engaged in a helluva make-out session. In very little time, mop-topped Diane’s seeming innocence quickly begins to open skateboarder Jack’s tough skinned heart. But when Jack discovers that Diane is leaving the country in a week, she pushes her away. Unable to grasp her new feelings, Diane’s emotions begin to stir up werewolf-like visions and cause unexplainable violent changes to her body. And so, the two girls must struggle to make sense of their increasingly dangerous experience with first love—and hopefully turn it into an enduring one.

Written and directed by Bradley Rust Gray and co-starring singer/actor Kylie Minogue (Holy Motors), the R-rated film premiered as a video-on-demand title in September, 2012. The critics received the film rather coolly, though the Wall Street Journal’s Steve Dollar seemed to enjoy what he saw, describing the film as “a charming and unconventional New York love story.” Based on the plot description, we’ll agree with the second part of that assessment!

Most notably (to us, at least), Jack & Diane features animated sequences by the ever-bizarre Quay Brothers (Institute Benjamenta)!

Check out the trailer (which features some of the Quays’ creepy work!):

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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.