The Passion of Darkly Noon

Type: New Blu-Ray

IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS TONIGHT... Described by critic Mark Kermode as an "extraordinary filmmaker" and "one of the UK's most imaginative talents", visionary British director Philip Ridley followed his sensational debut The Reflecting Skin with another surreal incursion into the dark heart of the 'American dream' in The Passion of Darkly Noon. Darkly Noon (Brendan Fraser) is the sole survivor of a military-style attack on an isolated religious community. Stumbling through a forest in a daze, he is rescued by the free-spirited and enigmatic Callie (Ashley Judd). Darkly finds himself feeling strange new desires for Callie as she nurses him back to health... only to watch her jump into the arms of her returning mute lover Clay (Viggo Mortensen). Lost in the woods with only his fundamentalist upbringing to make sense of his unrequited passions, Darkly soon descends into an explosive and lethal rage. Now available for the first time worldwide on Blu-ray™, Ridley's talent for spellbinding, hallucinogenic dream imagery is on full display in a glittering new transfer of his most formally inventive and electrifying film. The mesmerising soundtrack includes two songs co-written by Ridley for the film, "Look What You've Done (To My Skin)" performed by Gavin Friday and "Who Will Love Me Now?" performed by PJ Harvey.


Bonus Materials

New 2K restoration by Arrow Films from the original camera negative, approved by Philip Ridley

High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation

Original 5.1 and 2.0 DTS-HD MA audio

English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

New audio commentary by writer/director Philip Ridley

Isolated score track in lossless stereo, including never-before-heard extended and unused cues, and the two songs from the film

Sharp Cuts, a newly filmed interview with editor Leslie Healey

Forest Songs, a newly filmed interview with composer Nick Bicât

Dreaming Darkly, an archive featurette from 2015 featuring interviews with Ridley, Bicât and star Viggo Mortensen

Previously unreleased demos of the music score, written and performed by Bicât before filming started

Theatrical trailer

Image gallery

Reversible sleeve featuring new and original artwork