Joshua Oppenheimer's breakout, award-winning doc The Act Of Killing, which was recently shortlisted for Best Documentary at the forthcoming Academy Awards, will hit home video, Video OnDemand and digital platforms January 7th. iTunes will be offering the 166-min Director's Cut version of the film and it is available now for pre-order here.
In conjuction with partner Cinedigm, Drafthouse Films will be releasing a two-disc special edition on both Blu-ray and DVD containing nearly eight hours of content. Special features include both the Director's Cut and theatrical versions of the film, an audio commentary with Director Joshua Oppenheimer and Executive Producer Werner Herzog, featurettes, deleted scenes and more. This special edition is also available for pre-order here for just $19.99, direct from Drafthouse Films' website.
Special Features on the release include:
• Two versions of the film: 122-minute Theatrical Cut and 166-minute Director’s Cut
• 45-minute interview with director Joshua Oppenheimer on Democracy Now!
• VICE Presents: Executive Producers Werner Herzog and Errol Morris on The Act of Killing
• Deleted scenes
• 40-page booklet featuring an essay by Executive Producer Errol Morris
• Audio Commentary with Director Joshua Oppenheimer and Executive Producer Werner Herzog
In this inventive and critically-acclaimed documentary by Joshua Oppenheimer and executive produced by documentary titans, Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Into the Abyss) and Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line, The Fog of War), the filmmakers examine a country where Indonesian death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings via musical numbers, action and comedy sequences and other genres of the American movies they love. The hallucinatory result of Oppenheimer’s daring idea is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit.